The Oberlin Review

Women’s Soccer Grabs Two Wins in Indiana

Madeleine O'Meara

September 16, 2011

The Oberlin women’s soccer team continued to be road warriors this season, moving its record to a solid 3–3–1 over the past week. The Yeowomen closed out a pair of tough wins in Indiana over Anderson University and Manchester College before coming up just short in a hard-fought defeat to the University of Mount Union. Oberlin began the weekend looking to avenge a 6–1 loss to conference foe Baldwin-Wallace College. “We really wanted to start fresh and change our attitude,” said senior co-captain Lori Sako. This mindset showed immediate effects, as 10 different players had shots on goal against Anderson. “We wanted to score first and keep the other team on their toes,” Sako said. Midway through...

Cross Country Continues to Lead the Pack

Dylan Holmes

September 16, 2011

The Oberlin men’s and women’s cross country teams have exploded out of the gates this season, posting impressive showings at their first two events of 2011, the Wooster and Ohio Wesleyan Invitationals. This strong start has earned them both regional and national attention, fostering high hopes as they push into the heart of their schedules. Both squads overcame the oppressive heat in Wooster to dominate their respective events at the Wooster Invitational on Sept. 1. The men grabbed the top three spots in the 5,000 meters, as senior Ben Schild crossed the line first at 17 minutes, 8 seconds. Fellow senior Derek Lange was just a step behind at 17:19, and junior Matt Bernstein rounded out the trio with a mark of...

In the Locker Room with Eric Enrico

Alen Cisija

September 16, 2011

How did you first get into football? It was because of my dad. He played cornerback for Butler University and so he got me into it at a very young age. I was always playing and always watching football. We had this 100-pound punching bag and he would make me tackle it for practice. What made you choose Oberlin? I got badly injured my senior year of high school. I got speared on a kickoff return and got compartment syndrome on my left leg. I only played a game and a half [that season], so most of the schools that were recruiting me stopped. Oberlin kept recruiting me and gave me a shot, so I ended up visiting and loving it. Plus, it’s just a great school. You can’t really beat the academics, especially in...

Men’s Soccer Posts Shutouts for First Two Wins

James Kriz, Staff Writer

September 16, 2011

After opening the season with several tough outings, the men’s soccer team has found its stride, illustrated by the back-to-back victories secured this week. On Saturday the Yeomen traveled to Ada, Ohio, to play Defiance College. Oberlin effectively controlled the tempo throughout the game, gaining a huge 15–2 advantage in shots and also gaining a 9–2 edge in corner kicks taken. First-year midfielder Sam Winward provided the lone goal of the game, putting away a breakaway opportunity in the 13th minute. It was Winward’s first collegiate score; the rookie demonstrated his ability to step up and make a play. The Yeomen almost added a second goal around the 75-minute mark. Senior midfielder Oliver Miller-Farrell...

Volleyball Shows Progress Despite Injuries

Robert Hull

September 16, 2011

The Oberlin volleyball team continued to show that they can be competitive with anyone on the court, playing tightly fought matches at the Marcia French Invitation at Case Western Reserve University and at home against Muskingum University this past week. On day one at Case, the Yeowomen started off with a tight loss to Franciscan University, 29¬–27, 27–25, 25–22. First-year Emma Kimmel proved her worth as a terrific addition to this year’s team, tallying 10 kills and 11 digs. Senior Liz Wong continued to fill the role of a veteran anchor, putting up 12 assists, four digs and three block assists. In the nightcap, Oberlin fell by a score of 25¬–15, 25–16, 25–14 at the hands of the powerful John Carroll...

Yeomen and Yeowomen Alike Receive Conference Accolades

John Crittenden, Staff Writer

May 13, 2011

With spring sports at a close, the North Coast Athletic Conference recently honored numerous Yeomen and Yeowomen for their exemplary play. In women's tennis, junior Ariel Lewis received her third consecutive All-NCAC First Team selection. Lewis, who notched her 100th career win midway through the season, was also one of 32 players selected to play in the NCAA Singles Championships in her home state of California. When asked about her All-NCAC selection, Lewis said, “I'm honored to have received recognition by the conference. During the season I just play my matches; winning individual awards or honors isn't really the point so much as helping the team is. Still, it's rewarding to see that you are respected by t...

Men and Women Finish Strong as Oberlin Hosts Conference Meet

Alen Cisija, Staff Writer

May 13, 2011

Playing host to the North Coast Athletic Conference championships over the weekend, the women’s and men’s track and field teams overcame rainy weather and multiple delays to finish second and third respectively. In a total team effort, both squads used the home-field advantage to push them to multiple event wins. The women scored 143 total points to secure the second place, behind only Ohio Wesleyan University, who finished first with 262 points. The Yeowomen were once again led by senior All-American Joanna Johnson, who won the 5K race with a school record-breaking, NCAA provisional qualifying time of 17 minutes, 9.33 seconds. She also finished second in the 10K, coming in at 38:06.00. Her efforts were recognized...

In the Locker Room: Rob Bond

James Kriz, Staff Writer

May 6, 2011

In what ways have you grown from playing four years of Oberlin lacrosse? I have learned how to discipline myself — to put in the time and work to have success.That lesson has extended to all aspects of my life. It’s all about learning the importance of practice in achieving your goals. At Oberlin, you kind of have to discipline yourself a little bit to be successful, so lacrosse helped me to find this discipline and work ethic. In what ways has the lacrosse program changed during your time here? It has changed in many ways. My freshmen year, the general team attitude was certainly not as focused as it needed to be to get the results we wanted. In my time here, the work ethic has increased tenfold. We have cr...

Men’s Lacrosse Finishes Best Season in 16 Years

Alen Cisija, Staff Writer

May 6, 2011

Coming off of a five-win 2010 campaign and an offseason that featured a head coaching change, expectations for Oberlin men’s lacrosse weren’t necessarily high. Fast forward a year, and it’s easy to point out the tremendous progress this team has made. Wrapping up their first season under new Head Coach Topher Grossman, the Yeomen are set to finish the season with their best record in almost 15 years. This season marks the first year since 1995 that the men’s lacrosse team reached the seven-win mark. With dominant, statement-making wins against Thiel, Centre and Otterbein Colleges, the Yeomen are finishing this season on a positive note. Oberlin first dominated the visiting Thiel Tomcats last Saturday, winning...

Baseball Earns Pair of Wins on Senior Day

Marissa Clardy, Staff Writer

May 6, 2011

The Oberlin baseball team capped off its season this past weekend with a trio of doubleheaders. Although the weekend was bookended by two pairs of losses to the Ohio Northern University Polar Bears on Friday and the Allegheny College Gators on Sunday, the Yeomen rallied to sweep both games on senior day Saturday against the Hiram College Terriers. Against the Polar Bears, Oberlin dropped two heartbreaking pitching duels by identical 3–2 scores. The team started off strong in the opener, taking a 2–0 lead after three innings on RBIs in the first and third by senior catcher Brandon Cantrill and senior outfielder Max Phinney, respectively. Senior starter Phil Brua was again a hard-luck loser, going the distance...

Yeomen and Yeowomen Give Strong Effort in Conference Tournament

John Critterden, Staff Writer

May 6, 2011

The men's and women's tennis North Coast Athletic Conference Championships were held this past weekend at Oberlin College. Both the Yeomen and Yeowomen have reason to be proud of their achievements in the tournament, in addition to bright future prospects. The Yeomen played three matches, posting a 1–2 record to finish in a respectable sixth place in the conference. After being blanked by Wabash College in the quarterfinals 5–0, Oberlin notched a close 5–4 win over the Ohio Wesleyan University Bishops in the consolation bracket. They ended the tournament with a 5–2 loss in the fifth place match against Wittenberg University Tigers. The win against Ohio Wesleyan was especially sweet, as it gave the Yeomen...

Softball Ends Season With Two Wins, Looks Forward to 2012

Alen Cisija, Staff Writer

May 6, 2011

Oberlin women’s softball finished its season in a marathon weekend that included four double headers on the road. The Yeowomen split decisions with the Kenyon College Lords, winning the first game 6–3 in an extra eighth inning but faltering 5–13 in their second bout. Against both the College of Wooster Scots and the Wittenberg University Tigers, Oberlin went 0–2. They were able to gear up and close their season with a pair of wins, however, sweeping Franciscan University 5–2 and 10–6. For the season, the Yeowomen posted an overall record of 5–27 (1–13 in the North Coast Athletic Conference). “While our record didn't turn out how we had anticipated, I think it was still a very productive season,”...

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