The Oberlin Review

Football Looks to Bounce Back in New Season

Football Looks to Bounce Back in New Season

September 1, 2017

After a season in which Yeomen football failed to record a single win, the 53 members of the team have put everything else aside to focus on their sport. Nearly every morning from Aug. 11 to the start of classes, the sizable squad has been obsessed. During preseason hey woke up each morning for team practices, weightlifts, position meetings, coaching meetings, and film sessions, only breaking for meals. Each evening, they went to sleep only to do it all again the next morning. “From 7 a.m. to 9:...

Halsten Heads to NCAA Championships

Halsten Heads to NCAA Championships

November 18, 2016

After recording a ninth-place finish at the Great Lakes Regional Championships last Saturday, sophomore Linnea Halsten will represent Oberlin at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Louisville, KY, tomorrow. Halsten, a Madison, WI, native, finished the 6k race in 21 minutes, 27.2 seconds to earn an at-large bid, while the women’s team ended its season finishing in sixth place among the 31-team field. “We didn’t perform like we really wanted to; we wanted to go to nationals as a team an...

Yeomen Take Second in Record Season

Yeomen Take Second in Record Season

November 11, 2016

Appearing in its inaugural North Coast Athletic Conference Championship game, men’s soccer dropped a heartbreaker to the top-seeded Kenyon College Lords 2–1 in double overtime. “We expected to win. The guys were excited and confident and ready to prove that we belonged,” said Head Coach Blake New. “We thought we matched up well with them and we thought this was our time.” The Yeomen offense found a rhythm when senior winger Sam Weiss branded the scorecard less than four minutes...

Football Set to Battle Hiram in Season Finale

Football Set to Battle Hiram in Season Finale

November 11, 2016

The Yeomen suffered a Senior Day spoiler at the hands of the DePauw University Tigers last Saturday in their ninth consecutive loss of the year, falling 50–17. Still looking for its first win, Oberlin will travel to Hiram College tomorrow to face off against the Terriers for its last matchup of the season. “The main thing with [Hiram] is they have a lot of great athletes, and they definitely have some playmakers within their wide receiver group, so that’s going to be a challenge to defend...

Volleyball Takes Set from Top-Seeded Tigers

Volleyball Takes Set from Top-Seeded Tigers

November 11, 2016

Despite taking the third set from the top-seeded Wittenberg University Tigers 25–22, the Yeowomen dropped the match 3–1 in the first round of the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament. Putting up a valiant fight against the No. 7 Tigers was encouraging for the Yeowomen, who finished their season 7–20 overall and 1–7 in the NCAC. “We played some of the best volleyball we’ve played all year and we ended up taking a set off them, which I’ve never done in the six years I’ve been...

Cross Country Looks to Find Stride at Regionals

Cross Country Looks to Find Stride at Regionals

November 4, 2016

The cross country team enters the final stretch of its seasons as the Yeomen and Yeowomen race to the Great Lakes Regional in Holland, MI, next Saturday. Both squads will look to improve upon their performances at the North Coast Athletic Conference Championship meet in Terre Haute, IN, last Sunday, where the women finished second and the men earned seventh. “Our goal was to win conference — which we definitely could have done,” said first-year Marija Crook, who was awarded NCAC Newcomer...

Yeomen Head to First Ever NCAC Final

Yeomen Head to First Ever NCAC Final

November 4, 2016

Men’s soccer is headed to the North Coast Athletic Conference Championship for the first time in school history after besting the Wabash College Little Giants 2–1 in the NCAC Semifinal on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Throughout the team’s first home field NCAC playoff game since 2005, Oberlin’s faithful crowd rattled the bleachers and provided the Yeomen with extra momentum. As they have for most of the season, the Yeomen looked to put the ball at the feet of two-time All-NCAC Second Team selection...

Yeowomen Face Fierce Competition in California

Yeowomen Face Fierce Competition in California

October 28, 2016

The women’s volleyball team took to Southern California over fall break to battle Chapman University, Pomona-Pitzer and Occidental College. For a team used to weathering the seasons in one of the coldest regions in the U.S., the chance to spend a week at the beach while facing fresh, non-conference competition was an exciting prospect. “Spending your week playing your sport in California is an opportunity any Midwestern, cornfield-dwelling student would be grateful for,” senior middle hitter...

Nationally Ranked Yeomen Prepare for Postseason

Marissa Maxfield

October 28, 2016

Filed under Soccer, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

It only took two goals to seal the deal. With a 2–0 win over the Hiram College Terriers Tuesday, the No. 25 Oberlin College Yeomen earned their place in the North Coast Athletic Conference tournament for the third time in four years — capping off a season that has brought 13 wins and the highest national ranking in program history. “It took a lot of patience to score the first goal, but we kept a positive mentality,” senior forward Dan Lev said. “Our defense held them to no shots on goal which bodes very well going into the postseason.” The Yeomen seemed to be in a lull for nearly the first 70 minutes of the game, until junior midfielder Jonah Blume-Kemkes got them going. The Santa Monica, CA, native...

NCAC Powerhouses Await Yeomen

Alex McNicoll

October 28, 2016

Filed under Football, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

In what was arguably the football team’s best-played game of the season, the Yeomen fell 34–30 in a heartbreaker to The College of Wooster Fighting Scots. Now the Yeomen look to regroup as they set their sights on the last three games of the season. Despite a 0–7 start, the team isn’t fretting as it approaches the final stretch of the year. “I feel like our first losses were really hard on the team,” junior wide receiver Federico Consuegra said. “[But] we’ve bounced back, and I think we were able to keep our motivation. Sometimes last year we were completely deflated after losses, and now I feel like we really haven’t done that too much.” The Yeomen will host the No. 23 Wittenberg University...

Men’s Soccer Climbs to No. 17 in NCSAA Top-25 Poll

Jackie McDermott, Sports Editor

October 7, 2016

Filed under Soccer, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

Men’s soccer has reached new heights. The team ascended to No. 17 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division-III Top-25 Poll — its best national ranking of all time. Oberlin is the only North Coast Athletic Conference team to crack the rankings, and currently holds an overall record of 9–1–1 and is 2–0 in conference play. Leading the Yeomen is senior captain Nick Wertman, who has made a habit out of scoring game-winning goals. Wertman notched his first career hat-trick against the Case Western Reserve University Spartans under the lights of Fred Shults Field Wednesday. Wertman found the back of the net less than four minutes into the match to put the Yeomen up 1–0. In the second half,...

First-Years Excel at All-Ohio Championship

First-Years Excel at All-Ohio Championship

October 7, 2016

Hundreds of runners hit the trails at the All-Ohio Championships 6K in Cedarville, Ohio, last Friday, but Oberlin managed to stand out among them all. The women’s team placed second out of 17 teams, with the Yeowomen first-years notching particularly impressive performances. The men’s team finished sixth in the 16-team field. Head Coach Ray Appenheimer said he was impressed by the Yeowomen rookies once again. “We’re a very young team,” he said. “We have a lot of really impactful...

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