The Oberlin Review

Senior Natalie Rauchle readies herself in the Yeowomen’s 16–5 loss to the John Carroll University Lobos on March 24. She earned NCAC Player of the Week this week, in part because of her eight-goal performance against the Wittenberg University Tigers.

Scoring Uptick Highlights Season Goals for Yeowomen

March 30, 2018

The women’s lacrosse team fell to the University of Mount Union Purple Raiders 13–7 Wednesday evening. After losing in the North Coast Athletic Conference Championship game last year, the Yeowomen have lofty expectations this season. Despite Wednesday’s loss, they’ve also largely delivered thus far, winning their first conference game against the Wittenberg University Tigers 18–15 Saturday following a two-game road trip to Colorado College. “We have big goals [for this season],” Hea...

Senior Reese Koburov scored 24 goals and collected 12 assists last year. He scored once in the Yeomen’s season-opening victory against Adrian College last Saturday and intends to continue dominating on the offensive end when Olivet College comes to Oberlin tomorrow for a 1 p.m. matchup.

Yeomen Dominate Adrian College Bulldogs in Season Opener

March 2, 2018

In a 19–3 season-opening victory over the Adrian College Bulldogs Saturday, the men’s lacrosse team displayed the offensive weapons, impenetrable defense, and depth necessary to turn a good team into a great one. Last spring, the team went 6–9 overall and 2–6 in North Coast Athletic Conference play, but expectations have risen. College senior and captain Steve Kelleher said he believes this might be a special year. “I think we have a great chance to make it to the conference tournament th...

Yeowomen Seek Redemption After 2017 NCAC Championship Loss

Alex McNicoll and Alexis Dill, Sports Editors

February 23, 2018

The women’s lacrosse team had one of their most successful seasons in school history last spring. After starting off strong with an eight-game winning streak, the Yeowomen earned a 14–2 record and made it to the North Coast Athletic Conference championship, in which they lost to Denison University 10–15. Under the leadership of senior captains and midfielders Natalie Rauchle and Sydney Garvis, the 2018 squad — which added on six first-years and two walk-on sophomores — are gearing up to take on the challenge of not just matching, but exceeding last year’s success. In 2017, three All-Great Lakes Region honorees — goalie Alexa L’Insalata, midfielder Sloane Garelick, and attack Sara Phister — graduated. ...

Sophomore midfielder Jenna Butler races past an Allegheny College defender in the NCAC Semifinals last Wednesday. The Yeowomen defeated the Gators 13–8 to secure a spot in the NCAC Championship for the second time in the past three years.

Yeowomen Battle Past Gators in Conference Semis

May 5, 2017

Hosting their first playoff game since a playoff reformatting in 2003, the Yewomen defeated the Allegheny College Gators 13–8 in the NCAC semifinals Wednesday. With the win, Oberlin punched a ticket to its second conference championship in three years, where they will face the No. 1 seeded Denison University Big Red. The Big Red are responsible for the Yeowomen’s only loss this season. “Our coach has this favorite saying, which is ‘any given day,’” said first-year Eliza Amber, who...

First-year Regan Chasney cradles the ball while running past a defender. The Yeomen conclude their season tomorrow when they host DePauw University at 1 p.m. on Senior Day at the Knowlton Athletics Complex.

Yeomen Record First Conference Win

April 21, 2017

Men’s lacrosse broke its five-game North Coast Athletic Conference losing streak, defeating the Wabash College Little Giants 19–7 Saturday. Riding the momentum, the Yeomen downed the Hiram College Terriers 29–1 Tuesday to improve their record to 6–8 overall and 2–5 in North Coast Athletic Conference play. The Yeomen defense set the pace for Saturday’s game, shutting out the Little Giants in the first half as first-year goalkeeper Calvin Filson went five-for-five on saves. Offensively, the Yeom...

Sophomore Hayley Drapkin looks to make a pass in Oberlin’s 14–3 win against Allegheny College Tuesday. The Yeowomen are currently 9–1 overall and 3–1 in conference play.

See You Later, Gators: Lax Wins 14–3

April 14, 2017

Despite a hot start bolstered by a crowd of boisterous fans, the women’s lacrosse team suffered its first loss of the season 15–12 against the Denison University Big Red in a tense back-and-forth contest last Saturday. Oberlin quickly bounced back though, securing a 14–3 win against the Allegheny College Gators Tuesday night. Now 9–1 overall and 3–1 in conference play, Oberlin sits comfortably in second in the North Coast Athletic Conference. “The first real competition we saw was Den...

Senior captain Kinori Rosnow maneuvers past a University of Mount Union defender at a home-field game March 11. The Yeomen are hoping to bounce back from last weekend’s loss in their away game at Denison University tomorrow at 1 p.m.

Yeomen Gear Up for Final NCAC Games

April 7, 2017

The Yeomen are fighting tooth and nail for a winning season as they edge closer to their final games with an overall 4–6 season and 0–3 conference record. Most recently, The College of Wooster Fighting Scots set the team back with a 13–8 loss last Saturday. “The Wooster game was an example of us not putting together a 60 minute game,” Head Coach Topher Grossman said. “Mental lapses in the second quarter put us in a hole that was too big to climb out of. We need to run the table if...

Sophomore goalie Siena Marcelle runs through a tunnel of teammates onto the field in Oberlin’s home opener against Kalamazoo College March 4. The Yeowomen will continue conference play when they travel to take on Ohio Wesleyan University at 1 p.m. tomorrow.

Women’s Lacrosse Remains Undefeated

March 31, 2017

After a month of competition, women’s lacrosse stands alone as the only undefeated team in the North Coast Athletic Conference. The squad is ranked first in conference standings, and its 7–0 record includes a resounding 16–5 win over The College of Wooster, Oberlin’s first win over the Fighting Scots since since 2000. “I’d attribute our strong start to our drive to win and our well-rounded team,” sophomore midfielder Hayley Drapkin said. “On this team, this year, every player can...

Junior Natalie Rauchle, named NCAC Player of the Week last week, maneuvers past a Kalamazoo College defender in Oberlin's 22–2 home-opening win over the Hornets. The Yeowomen are currently 3–0.

Women’s Lacrosse Dominates Openers

March 10, 2017

Women’s lacrosse continued its hot start to the 2017 season Saturday with a 22–2 win over the Kalamazoo College Hornets. Led by junior Natalie Rauchle, who scored five goals, 10 different Yeowomen tallied goals. The Yeowomen were also victorious yesterday, defeating the Otterbein University Cardinals 19–4 to improve their overall record to 3–0. Rauchle continued her dominant start to the season by tallying three goals to move her team-leading total to 12, while junior Sydney Garvis, sen...

Liz Amber (left) and Mia Battle

In The Locker Room with Women’s Lacrosse

March 3, 2017

This week, the Review sat down with women’s lacrosse first-year midfielders Mia Battle and Eliza Amber to discuss their rookie season, offseason training and the eight-person senior class leadership. Last season, the Yeowomen finished 10–7 overall and 4­–4 in North Coast Athletic Conference competition, falling to The College of Wooster in a heartbreaking 14–13 loss to keep them out of the NCAC tournament. The squad ranked fourth in the conference’s preseason poll and earned its first wi...

First-year Calvin Filson plays goalie against the Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jackets. Last weekend, Oberlin dropped its first two games of the 2017 season.

Dropping First Two Games, Yeomen Face Growing Pains

February 24, 2017

The men’s lacrosse team suffered season opening defeats this weekend, dropping its first two games against the John Carroll University Blue Streaks and Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jackets 19–6 and 18–5 respectively. After losing 10 seniors to graduation last year, seven of whom were starters, Head Coach Topher Grossman said this year’s squad is experiencing some growing pains. “I think we’ve found out that we have a lot to learn,” Grossman said. “We have a lot of areas we...

Seniors Emily Kipling, Taylor Swift, Suzanna Doak and Grace Barlow stand with their families during the women’s lacrosse team’s Senior Day celebration. The Yeowomen ended their season Saturday, losing a nail-biter to The College of Wooster 14–13.

Fighting Scots Best Yeowomen

May 6, 2016

The air was filled with tension as the women’s lacrosse team took the field against the College of Wooster Fighting Scots Saturday, as both teams had a North Coast Athletic Conference playoff bid at stake. In a back-and-forth contest that featured plenty of offensive output and some drama, the Fighting Scots overcame a late-game comeback from the Yeowomen to win the contest 14–13. Before the game, Oberlin honored its four senior team members, midfielders Grace Barlow and Suzanna Doak, defender...

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