The Oberlin Review

In the Locker Room with Phoebe Hammer 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...

Young Roster Sparks Hope for Yeowomen Lacrosse

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

Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

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

Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

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...

Yeomen Break 15-Year Conference Losing Streak

Jake Zuckerman

April 26, 2013

Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

The men’s lacrosse team pulled off an historic upset in their final regular season game against the third seeded College of Wooster in a 7–4 win on Saturday. It was the Yeomen's first win over an original conference team since 1995. “It was the best win of the season,” said sophomore Goalie Erickson Andrews. “We’re going to use it to keep momentum working in the offseason.” The Yeomen had a rough season of close losses, including a one-point loss to Kenyon in late March and a three-point loss to Wittenberg earlier this month. “We wanted to end the season with a statement for next year, and we did that,” said first-year Matthew Fox. The game started strong for the Yeomen, going up 3–2 at...

Yeowomen Secure Historic Conference Wins

Rose Stoloff

April 24, 2013

Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

The women’s lacrosse team accomplished two back-to-back historic conference wins last week. The Yeowomen beat Ohio Wesleyan University for the first time in 13 years by just one point in overtime on Thursday, April 18. The team then honored their seniors proudly as they shut out Hiram College 18–0 on Saturday. Thursday’s victory over Ohio Wesleyan was a spectacle. “That was the best win that we’ve had; it was unbelievable,” said sophomore captain Bronwen Schumacher. The game was very close throughout, and the two teams continued to trade goals until the very end. Junior Sarah Andrews, who Schumacher says has “been on fire these past three weeks,” was crucial to the Yeowomen’s attack, scoring four...

Yeowomen Drop Close Match to Conference Foe Allegheny

Erickson Andrews

April 19, 2013

Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

Tuesday night was tough for women’s lacrosse as the Yeowomen took on their conference opponent the Allegheny Gators on a muddy home field. They came out hot, jumping on Allegheny early to take a 3–0 lead with goals from junior Sarah Andrews, senior Ilyssa Meyer and sophomore Kate Hanick a little over eight minutes into the game. Unfortunately, consistent light rain cooled off the Yeowomen attack and ignited the Gators’ offense as Allegheny responded with seven unanswered goals. “It was like all of a sudden we couldn’t stop them,” said Andrews, who finished with three goals on the night. “They weren’t doing anything special or changing their style of play, we just kind [of] had a mental lapse.”...

Men’s Lacrosse Destroys Hiram Terriers

Taylor Swift

April 19, 2013

Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

The Yeomen were unstoppable Wednesday night when they took on the Hiram College Terriers at home, destroying them 26–0. After not winning a single conference game since 1995, this victory marked the second conference win in a row for the Yeomen after defeating DePauw last Saturday 20–3. The Yeomen took immediate control of the game, with the first goal scored in just under two minutes by College senior Connor Jackson. The Yeomen never let up, firing away 10 more goals in the first quarter, with first-year Alex Wagman scoring the 11th goal with just one second left. The Yeomen continued their scoring burst into the second quarter, finishing with four more goals going into the half. Jackson, who led the team...

Men’s Lacrosse Suffers Heartbreaking Loss to Wittenberg

Spencer Conley

April 12, 2013

Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

Despite an explosive comeback late in the fourth quarter, the men’s lacrosse team fell in a hard-fought game against the Wittenberg University Tigers on Tuesday by a score of 9–12. The loss hampered the Yeomen’s chance at a post- season tournament run, but four total games still remain, three of which are conference. Wittenberg came out strong in the first quarter, hammering in six goals while Oberlin could only muster up two. At the half, the Yeomen trailed the Tigers 4–8 thanks to goals from first-year Alex Wagman and sophomore Sean Higgins. “I scored mainly because of the off-ball movement. I got separation from my defender and took advantage of the opportunity,” said Wagman. After an uneventful...

Women’s Lacrosse Steamrolls DePauw

Taylor Swift

April 12, 2013

Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features, Varsity Spring

DePauw University stood no chance last Saturday, as the Yeowomen dominated the Tigers 17– 10 to claim their first conference win of the season. After coming off of a difficult loss to Denison University, ranked 5th in the NCAA West Region, the Yeowomen had just three days to prepare for DePauw. Going into Saturday’s game, sophomore Jodi Helsel said the team “focused on improving team morale and working together as a unit,” and “concentrated on attack to get more of an offensive rhythm going.” That offensive rhythm was clearly in effect Saturday, as sophomore Kate Hanick and senior Ilyssa Meyer scored the first two goals of the game within five minutes. The team continued to maintain control of its early...

In the Locker Room: Madeleine O’Meara, Ilyssa Meyer and Christina Perez-Tineo

Maxwell Sugarman, Sports Editor

April 5, 2013

Filed under In the Locker Room, Lacrosse, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

How is the season going so far? What is your record? Ilyssa Meyer: Right now our record is 1–8, but that doesn’t reflect the hard work and dedication that we have been putting into the season so far. Also, the scoreboard has not been reflecting the heart on the field, which is really important to note and should be known publicly. I think that this season we are playing a lot harder teams than this program has ever faced before. If you look at the stats, we’re ranked 135th in the nation, and we are playing teams that are ranked between 50th and 70th in the nation. We’re playing teams that are significantly better than us, and as a team our measuring stick has not been wins and losses. We are going into every...

Playing for Seton Hill

Phoebe Hammer, Sports Editor

April 5, 2013

Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features, Varsity Spring

This February, my lacrosse team played Seton Hill University, a Division-II team from Pennsylvania, in a friendly scrimmage. Fortunately, we didn’t keep score. Our opponents outmatched us in skill, speed and hunger for the ball. Although we hated them on the field as they pushed us around, we battled to rise to their level and learn from them. In the practices following the scrimmage, my coach often yelled, “Seton Hill pace!” when we weren’t working hard enough to encourage us to play with the same intensity. On March 16, a charter bus carrying the 23 players and coaches of Seton Hill’s women’s lacrosse team veered off the side of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and crashed into a tree while they were on their...

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