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Yeowomen Struggle for Wins

Yeowomen Struggle for Wins

September 29, 2017

The Yeowomen could not find the net in a hard-fought battle against the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops Tuesday, losing the match 3–0. The field hockey team has been unable to get into rhythm recently, as they dropped four games over six days, three of which were against North Coast Athletic Conference opponents. With the losses, the team drops to 0–6 in the conference and 1–10 overall. Despite the early season struggles, Head Coach Tiffany Saunders likes what she’s seen from he...

Field Hockey Falls Short in NCAC Debut Against Kenyon

Field Hockey Falls Short in NCAC Debut Against Kenyon

September 8, 2017

After winning its first home opener in five years in an exhilarating victory over Lindenwood University last Saturday, field hockey has endured a two-game slump, including a shutout 7–0 loss to North Coast Athletic Conference rivals the Kenyon College Ladies. Fatigue plagued the small Yeowomen squad as the Ladies used their laden roster to their advantage. “The biggest challenge we faced against Kenyon was their roster size,” sophomore forward and midfielder Libby Royer wrote in an email t...

Field Hockey Joins Anthem Protest

Field Hockey Joins Anthem Protest

September 30, 2016

National anthem protests in athletics draw a range of reactions from scorn to admiration. That national debate came to Knowlton Athletics Complex when the field hockey team kneeled during the Star Spangled Banner last Friday. “[We want] to express to fellow students, community members and people everywhere that we will not accept racial violence and police brutality as a part of our country,” said senior captain Maureen Coffey. Coffey said the team was inspired to protest police violence...

Field Hockey Takes Hits on Road

Field Hockey Takes Hits on Road

September 16, 2016

The field hockey team has taken some hard falls. The Yeowomen were shut out 5–0 in their fourth game of the season on Tuesday against North Coast Athletic Conference rivals, the Kenyon College Ladies, in Gambier, Ohio. Despite holding an overall record of 0–4, 0–2 in conference play, Oberlin looks to an upcoming home game for a chance to earn its first win. The Yeowomen will face the Earlham College Quakers on Saturday at 11 a.m. and look to avenge a 3–0 loss in 2015. That loss came as...

Big Red Surge Past Yeowomen in Second Half

Big Red Surge Past Yeowomen in Second Half

September 11, 2015

Unable to counter a strong second-half surge by the Denison University Big Red, the field hockey team fell 6–1 at the Austin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex this past Wednesday. The loss puts the Yeowomen at 0–3 for the sea­son and 0–1 in the North Coast Athletic Conference. Following a competitive first half in which neither team surrendered a goal, the Big Red began the second half firing on all cylinders. Denison un­leashed a barrage of 23 shots in the sec­ond session with six finding...

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...

Field Hockey Concludes Break with 1–3 Record

Field Hockey Concludes Break with 1–3 Record

October 31, 2014

Unable to keep up with the Kenyon College Ladies, the Oberlin field hockey team fell 7–0 in Gambier, Ohio last Sunday, Oct. 26. The loss puts the Yeowomen at 2–11 in conference play and 2–12 overall. The Ladies secured their victory by tallying three goals in the first half and tacking on four more in the latter part of the game. Despite the large score gap, sophomore goalkeeper Maggie Gossiaux held her own with 12 saves. “Kenyon has some really skilled strikers and tippers and we had a ...

Field Hockey Remains Positive Despite Injuries

Field Hockey Remains Positive Despite Injuries

September 19, 2014

Last weekend, the women’s field hockey team became the first Oberlin team to play at the Austin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex. The Yeowomen took on the Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops on Saturday and the Wittenberg Tigers on Sunday, falling in each game. With already short numbers and several injuries to key players, the Yeowomen played the games two players down, giving their tough conference foes a sizeable advantage. In spite of their low numbers and the fact that they lost the two games by a co...

What You Missed Over Break

What You Missed Over Break

November 1, 2013

Cross Country - The men’s and women’s cross country teams hosted more than 30 teams at the annual Inter-Regional Rumble. Amid mud and rainstorms, and supported by Oberlin’s Taiko drummers, the men and women finished thirteenth out of 31 and fifth out of 34 respectively. Men’s Soccer - Men’s soccer continued its impressive charge toward the playoffs, defeating the DePauw University Tigers 0–1. Despite a disappointing loss to the Denison University Big Red, the Yeomen came back to tie w...

In the Locker Room with Jodi Helsel and Claire Yeske

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor

October 11, 2013

Filed under Field Hockey, In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

What are your thoughts on the season so far? Claire Yeske: It’s going really well so far. We’ve made significant progress, both [from] last season to this season and also from the beginning of the season to this point. Our record doesn’t necessarily reflect the strides that we’ve made, but I think we’ve made progress in some really big games. In Our DePauw [University] game and our game against Bentley [University], we really stepped it up. Are you looking forward to the games in Indiana and West Virginia over fall break? CY: We’re going the NCAA Hall of Fame in Indianapolis. It’s going to be great. I can’t wait. Jodi Helsel: I am ecstatic. We also are going to Tennessee. Now, I’m looking f...

Field Hockey Secures First Conference Win

Sarah Orbuch

September 27, 2013

Filed under Field Hockey, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

The Yeowomen had a dominant showing in their double-header home opener this past weekend. After beginning their season with five tough games on the road, playing at home provided a much needed a change of pace. Despite a narrow loss against the nationally ranked DePauw University Tigers on Saturday, the Yeowomen handily outdid the Earlham College Quakers 3–0 the following day. On Saturday, the Yeowomen’s defensive unit held the Tigers to an impressive final score of 2–1, even though the Tigers’ offense averaged 3.61 goals per game last season. In her season debut, junior Claire Yeske returned to the field with force, scoring the lone goal for the Yeowomen. “We knew this was a must-win game for us,”...

Strong Chemistry to Carry Field Hockey this Fall

Ellie Huizenga

September 6, 2013

Filed under Field Hockey, SPORTS, Varsity Fall

With the addition of eight first-years to the 10 returning players, the field hockey team is ready to start their 2013 season. Sophomore Dyaami D’Orazio stated that she is “most looking forward to the increase in wins over last year.” With four wins and 11 losses last year, the field hockey team is excited to improve its record this season through hard work. The season started for the Yeowomen long before classes began, when the entire team arrived on campus on Aug. 17 to begin preseason training. Throughout that time, the field hockey team worked on improving its fitness level as well as its technical ability on the field. Preseason consists of two practices a day in the scorching sun and humid air.  It wasn’t...

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