The Oberlin Review

Yeowomen Can’t Dodge Arrows in Weekend Sweep

March 11, 2016

The softball team stepped up to the plate Wednesday to take on the Ursuline College Arrows in Pepper Pike, Ohio. After two weeks of rest and preparation since their last game, the Yeowomen took the field to try to earn their first win of the season. In the first game of the doubleheader, the Arrows took an early 3–0 lead in the first inning. Ursuline would add another three runs in the fourth inning to put Oberlin down 6–0. The Yeowomen would not go down quietly, however, making a comeback bid in the top of the seventh, courtesy of a two-run homerun from junior pitcher and outfielder Tori Poplaski. Despite this, the Yeowomen were unable to continue their run, ultimately losing game one 6–2. Poplaski said...

Panthers, Lynx Scratch Yeowomen

Panthers, Lynx Scratch Yeowomen

February 26, 2016

The Yeowomen stepped up to the plate for the first time this season when they headed south to Memphis, TN, for their opening tournament this weekend. With a new coaching staff, five first-years and high expectations for their season, the Yeowomen brought home some impressive performances, if not wins. Oberlin came out of last weekend with four losses after battling it out with Greenville College 10–5 and Rhodes College 12–4 on Saturday, then taking on Rhodes College again in a double-header...

In The Locker Room with Tiffany Saunders and Sara Schoenhoft

In The Locker Room with Tiffany Saunders and Sara Schoenhoft

September 4, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with field hockey Head Coach Tiffany Saunders and Softball Head Coach Sara Schoenhoft to discuss their first year coaching at Oberlin College. Where are you from originally? TS: I’m from Virginia Beach, VA. SS: I grew up in Cincinnati, where my family still lives. What is your athletic/coaching background? TS: I went to Radford Univer­sity with an athletic scholarship and played field hockey there for four years. Then I returned to my alma mater, w...

Mixed 11–23 Season Draws to a Close

Mixed 11–23 Season Draws to a Close

May 2, 2014

After a 0–2 loss in the first of two games, the softball team responded with a convincing 9–3 victory over Allegheny College Wednesday, April 23. With the win, the Yeowomen set a school record, going 5–11 in North Coast Athletic Conference play. “Winning that game allowed us to break the record for most conference wins in school history,” said Head Coach Mimi Mahon. “We actually knocked Allegheny out of the conference tournament with our win against them.” After the low-scoring...

Oberlin Spoils DePauw’s 8–0 Conference Record

Oberlin Spoils DePauw’s 8–0 Conference Record

April 18, 2014

After losing 12 of its previous 13 games, the softball team beat the DePauw University Tigers twice last Saturday on its home field. The Yeowomen won 5–2 in walk-off fashion in the first game, and seized a 6–3 win in the second game. The pair of victories put an end to the team’s slump and spoiled the Tigers’ formerly perfect North Coast Athletic Conference record. The Yeowomen’s record now sits at 6–16 overall and 3–7 in the NCAC. “Beating DePauw did not look that different...

Yeowomen Go 2–6 in Florida

Hannah Heinke-Green

April 4, 2014

The softball team headed to Clermont, FL, over spring break, where the team played eight games, winning only two of them. The Yeowomen began the trip with a 1–5 loss to Elmhurst College and a 4–7 loss to Rutgers University-Camden. Sophomore Jenny Hill and junior Jenny Goldsmith both went 2–3 in the second loss of the day. Oberlin came out strong the next day, earning a close 4–3 win against Colby College. “We kept the energy up the entire time, and I think that definitely contributed to the win,” Hill said. Hill played an important role in the victory when she had a walk-off single down the left field line in the 10th inning of the game. “There were probably 100 people watching the game,...

Seasoned Squad Splits Season Opener

Seasoned Squad Splits Season Opener

March 7, 2014

The women’s softball team brought home its first win, splitting against the Maryville College Scots last Saturday. The Yeowomen sealed the first game 2–4, but fell 9–6 to the Scots in the second game. In the first game, the Scots scored first, plating one in the first inning, but the Yeowomen quickly bounced back with two runs in the top of the third inning. The first run was scored by first-year Sami Mericle who tallied a total of three hits in her first collegiate game, tying junior Katie...

In the Locker Room with Katie Pieplow, Emily King and Cheryl Lindsly

Maxwell Sugarman

May 3, 2013

Give me a recap of the season. Emily King: We won a lot fewer games than we did last year. Cheryl Lindsly: But we had a lot of close games. EK: We played a lot of good softball. Katie Pieplow: We couldn’t finish. That’s probably our biggest problem. We would fight, but we couldn’t actually get it done. I think we had the same problem last year— we’d have big sixth innings then fall short. What was the high point of the season? KP: I though our Allegheny games were good. Especially in that first game. EK: I thought that our Denison game was good too, since we didn’t have a lot of people. CL: Denison tends to be one of the best teams in the conference, and we came out and played some of our b...

Softball Puts up Fight in Final Series

Erickson Andrews

May 3, 2013

The Yeowomen ended their season this year with a record of 4–30 overall and 1–15 in conference after dropping a double header to the College of Wooster this past Saturday. The day was also senior day for the Yeowomen, who took the time to honor their lone senior Cheryl Lindsly. Lindsly, a graduate of Oberlin High School, is a four-year letter winner and infielder for the Yeowomen who also played on the soccer team. In the first game of the double header, the game remained   scoreless until the sixth inning, when the Scotts went up by one. The Yeowomen were quick to respond, as they notched two runs of their own in the bottom of the inning on a two-run bomb over the centerfield wall off the bat of sophomore...

Softball Struggles Through Bad Weather and Injuries

Sarah Orbuch, Staff Writer

April 26, 2013

The spring sports season has proven to be a battle with Mother Nature, as there have been many rainy and cold days that have forced teams to reschedule or cancel their games. Just this week, the softball team was forced to reschedule a conference match from Wednesday to this weekend. Despite all of the last-minute changes, rescheduling the Yeowomen maintained their focus and learned to be flexible. The Yeowomen sit 1–11 in conference and 4–26 overall. In addition to the weather, injuries have had an impact on their season, forcing the Yeowomen to get creative with their starting line up. Junior Emily King showed off her versatile talents this spring, as she spent the first half of the season pitching and the second...

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