The Oberlin Review

Second Half Struggles Doom Yeowomen Against Allegheny

Sarena Malsin

April 18, 2014

The women’s lacrosse team has played well recently, winning two of its last three games to push its record to 7–3. The Yeowomen defeated the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops 10–9 on April 9 and trounced the Washington & Jefferson College Presidents by a score of 18–3 on Saturday afternoon. On Thursday night, the team’s winning streak ended as they fell to 15–9 to the Allegheny College Gators. The Yeowomen’s win against the Presidents came with ease; Head Coach Lynda McCandlish referred to it as “not a challenge — a stress free game.” Ten different Yeowomen scored to secure the victory. “This shows how much depth we have and the wide range of skills the whole team possesses,”...

Junior Bronwen Schumacher lines up for a free position shot during a game against Randolph College. The Yeowomen are 6–2 this season.

Yeowomen Rebound Against OWU Bishops

April 11, 2014

Though they maintained a convincing lead for the majority of the game, the women’s lacrosse team ultimately fell just short of beating DePauw University in a 14–13 result on Saturday, April 5. The Tigers trailed the Yeowomen at the midway point but came out strong in the latter half of the game. The Tigers’ late surge put the team in a position to ultimately secure the win over Oberlin. Early in the contest, the Yeowomen dominated and appeared as if they would walk away with their second...

Yeomen Remain Confident Despite Recent Loss

Grace Barlow

April 4, 2014

The men’s lacrosse team continued its season through the snow and cold last week, adding three losses and a win to its record. The Yeomen now sit at 5–5 overall and 0–3 in North Coast Athletic Conference play. The Yeomen started the break with a tough game against NCAC foe, the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops. Due to inclement weather earlier in the month, the Yeomen’s earlier home games were moved to neutral locations, this game marked the first time that the team played on Oberlin’s own Fred Shults Field. Oberlin had a balanced attack throughout the game, with four different Yeomen scoring, while junior goalie Erickson Andrews tallied a season-high 15 saves. However, the team’s effort was not...

First-year Morgan Daruwala sprints to score against Randolph College. Daruwala helped the Yeowomen to a 15–5 victory with two goals, five ground balls and four caused turnovers.

For First Time in over a Decade, Obies Beat Kenyon

April 4, 2014

The women’s lacrosse team returned from spring break undefeated with victories over Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA, on March 23 and Kenyon College on March 29, its first victory over the Ladies in the past 12 years. Randolph proved to be an easy win for the Yeowomen: junior and co-captain Kate Hanick described the game as “not much of a challenge, but it made going to Virginia worth it.” The Yeowomen had 47 shots to Randolph’s 10, won 17 of the game’s 22 draws and were victorious...

Junior midfielder Kate Hanick sprints down the field against Otterbein University. Hanick has scored three goals and added one assist in the Yeowomen’s first two games.

Lax Plays to Strengths, Nabs Consecutive Wins

March 14, 2014

The Oberlin women’s lacrosse team started its season off strong with two wins, defeating the Otterbein University Cardinals last weekend and the Lourdes University Gray Wolves this past Monday. “Playing Otterbein and Lourdes was helpful in gauging how our team plays on a full field and how our offensive and defensive plays can be utilized during the season,” said junior Kate Hanick. “Even though these weren’t teams that significantly tested us, I think we’re more comfortable as a team...

Sophomore attacker Alex Wagman looks for an opportunity
to drive to the goal. Wagman has contributed 10 goals and 9
assists this season.

Yeomen Boast Nearly Perfect Record Heading into NCAC

March 14, 2014

Only five games into the season, the Yeomen lacrosse team is off to a strong start with a record of 4–1. The lone 5–6 loss came last Wednesday, when the Yeomen faced the Albion College Britons. After a rocky start, the Yeomen ended the first quarter against the Britons down 2–0. Over the next three quarters, the Yeomen fought back, ending regulation time with a tied score of 5–5. Unfortunately, overtime ended with an Albion goal, leaving the Yeomen with their first defeat. “We came...

Sean Seaman (left), Mickey Fiorillo and Paul Paschke

In the Locker Room with Sean Seaman, Mickey Fiorillo and Paul Paschke

March 7, 2014

This week the Review sat down with men’s lacrosse seniors Paul Paschke and Mickey Fiorillo and junior Sean Seaman to discuss beating The College of Wooster, squash court locker rooms and their forgotten fourth housemate.  How is the season going so far? Paul Paschke: Mickey, what’s our record? Sean Seaman: Two and 0. Mickey Fiorillo: Two and 0, whoo! SS: I think we’re playing well. Last year we were a super young team, but this year we have more experience as a team and we...

Senior Mickey Fiorillo drives toward the net for a shot against the University of Mount Union Purple Raiders. The Yeomen’s season is off to a 2–1 start.

Top Scorers Return to Assist Yeomen

March 7, 2014

Despite numerous problems stemming from bad Northeast Ohio weather, the men’s lacrosse team won its first two games of the season last week. During the games, the Yeomen employed talent from a large part of the squad, scoring 13 goals from eight different players against the University of Mount Union Purple Raiders. 11 of those goals came from returning players. Junior and starting goalkeeper Erickson Andrews played all but 10 minutes and along with his replacement, sophomore Josh Kasten,...

Phoebe Hammer (left) and Simone Brodner

In the Locker Room with Phoebe Hammer and Simone Brodner

February 28, 2014

This week the Review sat down with senior women’s lacrosse captains Phoebe Hammer and Simone Brodner to discuss how the team has changed over the years, what it’s like being seniors and how they feel about Kenyon College’s mascot. What are your expectations for this season? SB: I think this is the best we’ve ever looked at this time in my years here — and it is hard to say because we don’t know how other teams in our conference have been preparing — but I feel really good about o...

Junior midfielder Kate Hanick sprints down the field during a 2013 game. The Yeowomen open their season on the road against Otterbein University March 8.

Young Roster Sparks Hope for Yeowomen Lacrosse

February 28, 2014

With eight days until the season officially commences, the women’s lacrosse team is busy preparing for its upcoming attempt at a conference title. The Yeowomen welcome nine rookies this year alongside new head coach Lynda McCandlish and new assistant coach Rosie Knisley. Included in the group of first years are influential newcomers Alexa L’Insalata and Sara Phister. The two fill important gaps in the roster as key goalkeeper and skilled drawer respectively. Junior co-captain Kate Hanick believes...

Men’s Lacrosse Sets High Goals for 2014

Bronwen Schumacher

February 21, 2014

After a successful season last year that included a 3–4 North Coast Athletic Conference record and an 8–6 record overall, the Men’s Lacrosse team is heading into their season stronger than ever. Their roster includes 25 returning players, including three of the four top scorers from last season and their entire starting defense from 2013. Sophomore Nick Lobley, the Yeomen’s Freshman of the Year for the 2013 spring season, feels optimistic about the upcoming season. “Our major goal is to make the NCAC tournament. We think we can realistically go 14–2 this season,” he said. Lobley has lofty goals for himself, too. “Last year, I ended the season with 46 points, and I would like to score 75 points this...

Women’s Lacrosse Overcomes Adversity to Finish Strong

Ellie Huizenga

May 10, 2013

The women’s lacrosse team, who played their last game on April 27, can certainly look back on their season with pride. The Yeowomen battled through many unforeseen trials and misfortunes, but were able to finish their season with a 4–11 record. The team started their season in January with snow on the ground, beginning practices before Winter Term was over; the ladies then embarked on a spring break trip to Los Angeles, where they played against some very challenging teams.  Shortly after, they lost their head coach. The Yeowomen had 40 days of practice before they hit the field for a game. Winter practices are always difficult, with multiple teams sharing the only indoor facility, Williams Field House. Practice...

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