The Oberlin Review

In the Locker Room with Sam Towne and Joe Leffler

Madeline O'Meara, Sports Editor

February 24, 2012

How did you decide to play tennis at Oberlin? ST: For me, my high school didn’t have a tennis team, so I had never really played competitively, but I took lessons and always enjoyed playing and enjoyed watching it… and I thought, “So I’m at a D-III school, and maybe I have a chance of making the team” — and I thought it would be a good way to fill up my time. JL: [The time I decided to play] was kind of during orientation. I decided on a whim to meet with the tennis coach. I played in high school, and I met up with the other freshman recruits and hit a bunch and realized it was going to be fun to play. And it was not so good of a team that I would actually get a chance to play. ST: [I also wan...

Breakdown in Berea: Track Team Shows its Tenacity

Rose Stoloff

February 24, 2012

The men’s and women’s track and field teams were in high spirits this past Friday, Feb. 17 at the Greater Cleveland College Championships in Berea, OH, where they boasted 10 wins and two Athlete of the Week recognitions. Sophomore Sophia Brancazio kicked off the meet with a win in her first open 400-meter race of the season, finishing in one minute, 3.54 seconds. “It was definitely a confidence-booster because I don’t usually run such a long distance—I’m more of a short sprinter,” said Brancazio. This confidence permeated the rest of the Yeowomen. First-year Carey Lyons won the 3000-meter run with a time of 10:38.84 and juniors Caroline Martin (10:42.61) and Piper Nash (10:50.08) followed close behind,...

Junior Andrew Fox goes in for a basket against Wabash College.

Senior Day Spoiled by Giants

February 24, 2012

Philips Gymnasium was packed last Saturday, Feb. 18, for the Yeomen basketball team's last game of the season against Wabash College. The celebration of Senior Day and First Year Appreciation Day added to the enthusiastic crowds. “The atmosphere was great. I don’t think I’ve ever heard our fans be that loud before and just to have that many come out and show their support was awesome,” said senior Jacob Goldstein. Unfortunately, that electric backdrop ended up helping propel the visiting...

Men’s Lacrosse Season Preview: Promising Sophomore Season for Coach Grossman

Molly Bloom

February 24, 2012

The men’s lacrosse team’s 2012 roster features a mix of experienced returning players and a host of underclassmen who will see action early on in their college lacrosse careers, giving them an opportunity to make immediate impacts on the program. “As a freshman, it’s great knowing that you can contribute right away to the success of a team,” said first-year goalie Nate Duletzke. “I’m pumped to be part of a potential breakout year for Oberlin lacrosse.” One of the biggest positives coming from the talented first-year class is a pair of excellent goalkeepers, Erickson Andrews and Duletzke. After a string of bad luck and injuries for the goalies last season, having two options for the cage will be...

Ariel Lewis shows off her backhand in a match against Baldwin-Wallace College.

Lewis Leads Streak in Women’s Tennis

February 24, 2012

The women's tennis team left its home court with an 8–1 victory over Otterbein University this Saturday, adding another win to its now 4–1 record. “[Otterbein] is a solid team,” said sophomore Brenna Sheldon. “They are the kind of team that, in the past, if we had made mistakes, they would have gotten us back.” This year, the new team is solid at every position and the Otterbein Cardinals never even came close to outmatching their opponents. The success began early in the dou...

Women’s Tennis Racks up Points in Season Opener

Shahab Raza

February 17, 2012

Perhaps the most impressive part of the display put on by the women’s tennis team last Saturday at John W. Heisman Fieldhouse was how incredibly routine it was. The Yeowomen came out in their double-header with an unassuming nonchalance, losing only one of nine matches against Baldwin-Wallace College and then repeating the feat a few hours later against Malone University. In many ways the day was representative of the program in general — quietly confident rather than flamboyant, but unrelenting and tenacious. The girls showed no signs of rustiness early Saturday morning and immediately got into their stride, not letting up the entire day. The fun started in the morning contest against Baldwin-Wallace. In doubles...

Ace! Yeomen Squash Malone in Season Opener

Phoebe Hammer

February 17, 2012

Last weekend, the men’s tennis team’s offseason training finally paid off when they left the court with a 7–2 win at home against Malone University in their first match of the season. “Even with our small size, we have a good mix of classes and I think everyone really stepped up this weekend,” said senior co-captain Sam Towne. With only nine members on the team, everyone contributed for a victory. Towne and fellow captain and senior Joe Leffler started this momentum in a doubles match, beating their opponents 8–1 in the No. 3 spot. Sophomores Ben Turchin and Logan Chun then gave the Yeomen another doubles victory, winning their match 8–2 in the No. 2 spot. In the No. 1 spot, first-year Soren Zeliger...

Shock and Awe: Yeomen Enact Revenge on Depauw

James Kriz

February 17, 2012

The men’s basketball team broke even this week. The Yeomen downed DePauw University on Saturday, Feb. 11, at home before losing a close game against Hiram College on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Both contests were highly competitive, with a last second win over DePauw highlighting the action of the week. North Coast Athletic Conference foe DePauw entered the game with confidence; the knowledge of an earlier 69–37 victory against Oberlin in January was still fresh. When Oberlin fell to a 19–13 disadvantage early in the first half, it seemed as though history might repeat itself. However, strong play from first-year guards Jesse Neugarten and Miles Gueno contributed to a scoring run that would leave them with a 26...

In the Locker Room with Andrew Fox

Samantha Dudzinski

February 17, 2012

As an Arizona native, what made you decide to come to Oberlin? On my visit I really, really enjoyed the classes, which sounds kind of nerdy, but I definitely did. I also got along with the players. I just felt it was a group of guys I could be close with and I have, so it was definitely a good fit. Actually, my dad is an Oberlin grad, so that’s how I originally knew about Oberlin. I just applied to a bunch of different liberal arts schools, and it just happened to be the one I liked the most when I visited. After this season, the team is losing a lot of seniors. Who do you expect to step up into vacant leadership positions? Well, when we’ve won games it’s when we’ve really played as a team. So, I think t...

Women’s Basketball Competes, Falls in to Finish Regular Season

Kate Hanick

February 17, 2012

The women's basketball team played tenaciously against the No. 4 team in the nation, the DePauw University Tigers. DePauw boasted a 14–0 record in the North Coast Athletic Conference, a 20–1 record on the season and a secure spot in the playoffs when the Yeowomen took them on in a Philips Gym on Saturday. But, unfortunately, the game ended in another lopsided loss for the Yeowomen, 39-71. The Yeowomen kept the game close for the first 15 minutes, with first-year Christina Marquette scoring the first seven points for Oberlin. Unfortunately, the last nine minutes until halftime were not as successful, as the Tigers pulled away with 20 uncontested points and were up 12–35 at the end of the first session. “I...

Weekend of Records for Yeomen Harrier, Thrower

Rose Stoloff

February 17, 2012

In one busy weekend, the men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in three different meets, bringing home countless successes, numerous victories and two school records. The festivities kicked off on Friday night at the Baldwin-Wallace Mid-February Meet. First-year Carey Lyons placed first in the mile, clocking in at 5:21.59, while juniors Piper Nash (5:25.25) and Caroline Martin (5:26.09) came in close behind, finishing third and fourth respectively. First-year Lindsay Neal earned second-place in the 5000-meter run, finishing in18:53.31. The men’s team claimed a few podium spots of its own. Sophomore Jimmy Taylor took gold in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:00.51. Senior Derek Lange also snatched...

In Review, a Yeoman Winter Term

February 10, 2012

A look at the highlights of athletics events over Winter Term. Men’s and Women’s Basketball The Contests: The Yeomen went 2–10 over Winter Term, including wins against Allegheny College and Ohio University-Zanesville, giving them six wins and 16 losses on the season. The Yeowomen posted a 3–10 record over Winter Term, including victories over Marygrove College, Wittenberg University and The College of Wooster, bringing their overall record to 6–17. Highlights: On the men’s side, senior Josh Merritt scor...

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