The Oberlin Review

Yeomen Break 15-Year Conference Losing Streak

Jake Zuckerman

April 26, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Men’s Lacrosse Fights Through Three-Game Losing Streak

Shuntaro Shirota

April 5, 2013

The Yeomen have battled through a rough spring break, losing to both the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops and the Kenyon College Lords, while also falling to the nationally ranked Denison University Big Red this Tuesday. In the three contests, the Yeomen were outscored 35–10. The showdown against the Battling Bishops on March 23 was highlighted by OWU’s merciless offensive attack and stifling defense. By the conclusion of the first half, the Battling Bishops had already amassed 11 scores while completely shutting out Oberlin’s attack. OWU held nothing back in the second half, scoring five more goals. Oberlin’s leading scorer this year, sophomore Sean Higgins, explained that “[going into the game]...

In the Locker Room Thomas Cool, Connor Jackson and Matt Rogers

Phoebe Hammer, Sports Editor

March 8, 2013

With two games down, how are you guys feeling about the season so far? Thomas Cool: Pretty good. Last year we struggled to get things going offensively, but our defense looked pretty good. But this year we have Connor back and a bunch of freshmen, so our attack is looking a lot better. Connor Jackson: Our team is way more close this year, and it’s nice to have a full roster, definitely. Even though we are young, with so many freshmen, everyone has played for a number of years, so our lacrosse IQ and experience is a lot better. Matt Rogers: We are a really tight team this year; we’re really close. We hate losing. We really hate losing, more than we like winning, probably. So we’re just going to go out ...

Women’s Lacrosse Starts Season with 8–9 Win

Erickson Andrews

March 8, 2013

On a bitterly cold and snowy Saturday afternoon, the Yeowomen managed to hold off the threatening University of Mount Union Purple Raiders to earn their first win of the season. Oberlin got off to a hot start, jumping out to a 1–5 lead early in the first half despite having no substitutions due to injuries. First- year Grace Barlow, junior Sarah Andrews and senior Ilyssa Meyer all contributed goals in the early surge. After the early lead, the Yeowomen didn’t close out the half as they would have liked, and their lead fell to just three at halftime. The Yeowomen were caught sitting on their heels at the start of the second half, as Mount Union put in three goals to make it 6–6 with a little over 17 minutes...

Men’s Lacrosse Dominates in Season Opener

Rose Stolof, Staff Writer

March 1, 2013

After a long and focused preseason, the men’s lacrosse team put their preparation to the test on Saturday afternoon in their season opener against Olivet College. The Yeomen proved themselves ready, soundly defeating Olivet 11–22. The team began the game with fervor. “We were really firing on all cylinders; we had a lot of intensity,” said junior captain Mickey Fiorillo. Sophomore Sean Higgins led the offensive charge, scoring five goals of his own in the first half. The Yeomen jumped out in front early, leading 2–10 after one quarter and 5–16 at the half. Oberlin’s success came as a result of very directed preseason preparation, both physically and mentally. The team exercised much more discipline...

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