The Oberlin Review

Sophomore Tyler Sloan kicks the ball in the team’s finale against the Kenyon College Ladies. The Yeowomen finished
their season with a 10–8 record.

Kenyon Quashes Women’s Soccer Playoff Dreams

November 7, 2014

The women’s soccer team saw its season come to a close last Saturday, Nov. 1, when the Kenyon College Ladies came out on top with a 2–0 victory. The Yeowomen needed the win to secure a spot in the North Coast Athletic Conference playoffs but were ultimately unable to walk away with the berth. The Yeowomen concluded their season with an overall record of 10–8 and 3–5 in conference play, more than doubling the wins from the 2013 season. In addition to beating Kenyon, the Yeowomen were banki...

First-year Caitlin McCuskey rears back to kick the ball. The Yeowomen play their final regular season game this Saturday at 1 p.m.

Win Streak Comes to End For Women’s Soccer

October 31, 2014

The women’s soccer team saw its nine-game winning streak come to an end over fall break as it plunged into the thick of North Coast Athletic Conference play, ultimately losing three of four games. The streak ended when the Yeowomen fell to the Allegheny College Gators 2–0 on Tuesday, Oct. 24. Their tough stretch continued with two subsequent conference losses to the DePauw University Tigers and the College of Wooster Fighting Scots, each 2–0. However, the team bounced back and defeated the Ohio Wesle...

Junior midfielder Slade Gottlieb dribbles the ball in a game against the Case Western Reserve
University Spartans. The Yeomen have dropped their last four games.

Men’s Soccer Concludes Season Without Playoff Hopes

October 31, 2014

The men’s soccer team came out on the losing end of a flurry of North Coast Athletic Conference games over fall break with three straight losses, moving its conference record to 2–4–1 and effectively eliminating any hope of advancing to the playoffs. Oberlin saw tough competition in contests against the DePauw University Tigers, the Denison University Big Red and the nationally ranked Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops, falling 2–1, 4–2 and 4–1, respectively. Despite the unpromis...

First-year Matthew Bach-Lombardo rears back to kick the ball at a home game this season. The Yeomen are heading into a
stretch of seven consecutive conference games with a record of 4–5–1.

Men’s Soccer Team Falls in Second Conference Match

October 10, 2014

After making the trek to Crawfordsville, IN to play the Wabash College Little Giants, the men’s soccer team returned with its first North Coast Athletic Conference loss last Sunday, Oct. 5. The physical contest resulted in a 1–0 victory for the Little Giants, ultimately setting the Yeomen back to 1–1 in NCAC play and 4–5 overall. An early goal shook Oberlin’s rhythm in the 21st minute, and that was all it took for an undefeated Wabash to finish off the contest. The lone goal came from the foo...

First-year Josie Marshall goes up for a header against an opposing defender.
The Yeowomen are currently on an eight-game winning streak.

Women’s Soccer Team Streaks Into Conference Play

October 10, 2014

The women’s soccer team defeated the visiting Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jackets last Thursday, finishing the last of its non-conference games with a victory and giving the team an eight-game winning streak. The Yeowomen came out strong against the Yellow Jackets, as first-year midfielder Gwennie Gardiner and sophomore forward Megan Herrmann quickly took advantage of a two-on-one situation and notched the game’s first goal just over eight minutes in. The goal came courtesy of Gardiner,...

Junior John Ingham serves the ball in a game against the Wittenberg University Tigers last Saturday. The Yeomen won the game on a second-half goal by sophomore Dan Lev.

Men’s Soccer Has Successful Start to Conference Play, Moves Record to 4–4

October 3, 2014

The men’s soccer team began conference play with a bang last Saturday when it defeated its North Coast Athletic Conference foe the Wittenberg University Tigers 2–1 on Fred Shults Field. Unfortunately, the Yeomen were unable to build on the win and fell in double overtime to the Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jackets on Wednesday. In the win over the Tigers, Wertman volleyed in a corner kick from junior forward John Ingham in the 17th minute of the first half to give the Yeomen an early 1...

Junior Ellie Huizenga dribbles past a Wittenberg defender in a 2–1 double-overtime victory last Saturday. The Yeowomen have won eight consecutive games.

Women’s Soccer Wins Double-Overtime Thriller

October 3, 2014

The women’s soccer team won its seventh consecutive game this past Tuesday, pushing its record to 7–3 and leaving the team with its greatest number of wins in any season since 2002. The win, a 1–0 victory over the Saint Vincent College Bearcats, came on the heels of a thrilling 2–1 double overtime win against the Wittenberg Tigers last Saturday in the Yeowomen’s first conference match of the season. The win against Wittenberg is especially indicative of the team’s progress this seas...

Senior Sam Winward dribbles the ball in a game earlier this season. The Yeomen head
into Saturday’s match against the Wittenberg University Tigers with a 3–3 record.

Ingham’s Late Goal Puts Men’s Soccer on Top

September 26, 2014

Following a rocky start to its season, the men’s soccer team managed to tally a win at home on Tuesday, Sept. 23 against the Heidelberg University Student Princes. With last week’s defeats against Grove City College and Otterbein University behind them, the Yeomen stepped onto the field with a renewed sense of energy and purpose to take on the visiting Student Princes under the lights at Fred Shults Field. However, it took 89 minutes of play before the Yeomen found the back of the net with ...

First-year Hannah Cook controls the ball in a game this season. Cook was named NCAC Player of the Week for her
efforts last week and currently leads the team with four goals.

Women’s Soccer Begins Conference Play on High Note

September 26, 2014

The Oberlin women’s soccer team has been on a roll lately, winning its past five games, including a 1–0 victory over the Muskingum University Fighting Muskies on Wednesday. Last Thursday, the Yeowomen defeated the Lions of Mount St. Joseph 5–1 during their home opener. The team jumped out to an early lead on first-half goals from sophomore and Review Sports Editor Tyler Sloan, sophomore Megan Herrmann and first-year Hannah Cook. Junior Sarah Willete added a fourth goal for the Yeowomen early...

Sophomore Dan Lev battles for the ball in a game against the Grove City College Wolverines on
Wednesday. The Yeomen fell 3–0 in the game.

Ingham Leads Men’s Soccer Past Earlham

September 19, 2014

Propelled by a hat trick from junior forward John Ingham, the men’s soccer team dismantled the Earlham College Quakers 0–5 last Saturday to momentarily hold a record of 2–1. The Yeomen moved to 2–2, however, in Wednesday’s 0–3 loss to the Grove City College Wolverines. Against the Quakers, the Yeomen dominated on both ends of the field, outshooting Earlham 21–3, while senior goalkeeper Oidie Kuijpers tallied his second shutout for the Yeomen this season. Ingham’s strong play put the game ou...

Yeowomen Split Pair During Weekend Trip to Illinois

Michaela Puterbaugh

September 19, 2014

Despite dropping its first three games, including one on Saturday 4–2 against the North Central College Cardinals, the women’s soccer team was able to bring home a 0–1 win against the Benedictine University Eagles on Sunday in Naperville, IL. The Yeowomen opened the weekend with a slow performance as they quickly fell behind 2–0 in the match’s first 13 minutes. Assisted by sophomore midfielder Megan Herrmann, junior midfielder Ellie Huizenga notched a goal in the 21st minute to cut the Cardinals’ lead in half, but the Cardinals managed to tack on one more just before the end of the first half, pushing the score to 3–1. That deficit would end up being too much to overcome, and despite another goal late i...

First Road Match Ends in Defeat for Yeomen

Abby Weiss

September 12, 2014

Despite a strong performance from senior goalkeeper Oidie Kuijpers at Penn State-Behrend last Saturday, the men’s soccer team was unable to find the back of the net, ultimately falling 1–0 loss to the Lions. Penn State-Behrend outshot Oberlin 14–2, but Kuijpers collected five saves to keep the Yeomen in the game. The match was scoreless until the 88th minute when Lions’ midfielder Nick Stewart knocked in a one-on-one shot opportunity past Kuijpers and into the left corner of the net. Co-captain and College junior Sam Bernhard was disappointed with the Yeomen’s late game failure, but praised the Lions’ strategy. “I think they game-planned really well for us. They slowed it down and almost lulled...

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