The Oberlin Review

Team Veterans Lead Yeomen to Early Success

Sarah Orbuch, Staff Writer

September 13, 2013

The Yeomen started their season with two hard-earned victories over Hope College and Concordia University in Michigan. In the first game, sophomore John Ingham scored the first goal of the season off a cross from junior Dylan Tencic, and sophomore Slade Gottlieb quickly followed suit, netting the game-winning goal. Gottlieb wasn’t done for the weekend, though, and tacked on his second goal of the season in game two against Concordia. Senior Joe Graybeal and first-year Adam Chazin-Gray each had a goal in the second victory. While dominant on the road, the Yeomen soccer team had to settle for a tie in its home opener this past Friday night against the visiting Penn State Erie, The Behrend College Lions. It was a competitive...

Coach Palmer Ushers in New Era For Yeowomen

Rose Stoloff, Sports Editor

September 13, 2013

With 12 new players, a new head coach and a rediscovered excitement for the game, the Yeowomen are an entirely new team this year. Three games into their season, the Yeowomen have already scored more goals and won more games than they did throughout the entire 2012 season. “We’re playing completely different soccer,” said junior Abby Weiss, who attributes much of the team’s newfound success to the expertise of new Head Coach Dan Palmer. “He’s giving us completely different ideas, and the entire way that we play has been changed because he’s brought in this new vision.” With 23 years of experience in coaching collegiate soccer, Palmer comes to Oberlin after having great success with Case Western...

First-Year Soccer Players Impress Early in Season

Erickson Andrews

September 6, 2013

Women’s Soccer Spotlight: Camille Sacristan The Yeowomen took two games to find their stride, but after a dominating 5–0 win over Hilbert College last Monday, they brought their record up to 1–2. This win ties their entire win total from last season when they tallied only one victory. Under new Head Coach Dan Palmer, however, they are competing with new drive and have stepped up their play. To help facilitate this more successful season, the Yeowomen brought in 12 first-years. Camille Sacristan is one who will definitely contribute from the get-go. Hailing from Napa Valley, CA, Sacristan has earned a start in each of the first three games. Originally a defender, Sacristan has had to adjust to an attacking ...

Women’s Soccer Looks for Win on Senior Day

Joe Graybeal

October 12, 2012

The women’s soccer team traveled to Kenyon College this weekend for its second conference match of the season. While the Yeowomen played a competitive match from start to finish, the Ladies of Kenyon were able to grab a two-goal lead in the first half and sneak one more into the goal in the second half. From early on, the Yeowomen were forced to make changes to the backline after first-year defender Tricia Souza was forced to leave the game following an injury. In a game where team chemistry is vital to success, the disruption of the defense undoubtedly had a significant impact on the Yeowomen’s ability to thwart Kenyon’s attack. The Yeowomen suffered another conference defeat on Tuesday against Ohio Wesleyan...

Men’s Soccer Disappoints in Home Contest

Hudson Kuras

October 12, 2012

The men’s soccer team greeted Denison University on a cold and windy Wednesday night. Coming off of a disappointing loss to Kenyon, the Yeomen were eager to get the win. Just eight minutes into the game sophomore forward Dennis Kachintsev put a goal away with an assist by first-year forward John Ingham. It was Kachintsev’s first career goal for the Yeomen, and his excitement was visible. “He’s definitely a great guy to have on the other wing, and I’m glad we’re starting to click,” said Ingham of his teammate.   Thanks to excellent defense, the Yeomen held the lead up until the final minute of the half when Denison scored a header off of a corner kick. "We put a goal away and felt p...

In the Locker Room with Andrew Wise and Aki Gormezano

Phoebe Hammer, Sports Editor

October 12, 2012

Why did you decide to play soccer at Oberlin? Andrew Wise: I knew I wanted to play soccer, and I got an e-mail from the assistant coach. It was the first time I had ever heard of Oberlin. I visited and liked it better than University of Chicago, so I ended up here. Aki Gormezano: The coaches came and saw me play at a tournament after my club coaches talked to Blake. Actually, [Head Coach] Blake [New] gives me a hard time about this, but I couldn’t decide between Oberlin and Vassar. I initially picked Oberlin, then flipped after the deadline to Vassar, then flipped back to Oberlin real last minute. How do you think your team is different than other athletic teams? AG: That’s tough… We get really weird. ...

Men’s Soccer Draws a Blank

Hudson Kuras

September 28, 2012

Last Saturday the Yeomen soccer team earned an impressive 3–2 overtime win against North Coast Athletic Conference rival Wabash College. Senior forward Ed Vitoria and first-year forward John Ingham scored in the 43rd and 67th minutes respectively. Senior midfielder Matt Capozzi scored the overtime winner in the 94th minute. It was a crucial win in Oberlin’s first conference game, giving the team three points in the conference standings. The Yeomen carried the momentum from the big win to rainy New Concord, Ohio, where they played Muskingum University in their final non-conference game of the season on Wednesday. It was a physical game, with 29 total fouls and three yellow cards. Oberlin had a slight edge in shots...

Yeomen Undefeated in NCAC

Molly Bloom, Staff Writer

September 28, 2012

The men’s soccer team earned its second conference victory of the season Saturday against the Wittenberg Tigers with a solid 2–0 win. The Yeomen worked hard from the starting whistle, creating opportunities for themselves early on. Senior Chris Campbell maintained possession under pressure and, in the ninth minute, threaded a nice ball through to classmate Ed Vitoria on the left side of the field. Vitoria took a quick, controlled touch before sending a beautiful shot that glanced off the far post and found the back of the net. Wittenberg fought to tie it up, but the Yeomen defense held strong throughout the game. The four backfield players held the Tigers to just three shots on goal, all of which were saved...

Women’s Soccer Seeks to Improve

Nora Ryan

September 12, 2012

On Sept. 17, the Yeowomen lost in a closely contested game to Defiance College. Despite the 3–1 loss, Head Coach Kristen Hayden is encouraged by the improvement she has witnessed in the past two games. “We had better possession of the ball throughout the games. We’ve created better scoring chances and capitalized on opportunities,” Hayden said. Defiance started first, scoring with three minutes remaining in the first half. Oberlin countered early in the second half when sophomore midfielder Megan Michel tied the game with a well-placed shot in the upper right-hand corner of the net. Unfortunately, the Yeowomen were unable to maintain momentum, and Defiance scored the second and third goals from free kicks...

Senior Day Emotions Propel Yeowomen to Victory

Alen Cisija

October 14, 2011

On a rare picture-perfect fall afternoon, the women’s soccer team came out to Fred Shults field fired up on Sunday, ready to battle the visiting Ladies of Kenyon College. It was certainly an emotional contest for the Yeowomen, who honored four seniors for their contributions just prior to kickoff. They hadn’t defeated the Ladies since 2005. It ended up being a senior day for the history books. The first half didn’t bring many scoring opportunities for either team. Kenyon’s attack controlled the pace of the first 45 minutes, but Oberlin’s stingy defense and first-year Kate Frost’s goalkeeping kept the Ladies from creating any meaningful chances as the teams went into the locker room in a 0–0 dead...

Men’s Soccer Keeps Postseason Hopes Alive

Dylan Holmes

October 14, 2011

After a string of disappointing performances in conference play, the men’s soccer team ended the week on a high note, regaining control of its postseason destiny in the process. After a heartbreaking 1–0 loss to the Kenyon College Lords last Saturday, the Yeomen secured an important North Coast Athletic Conference win on Wednesday, Oct. 12, ending with a 2–1 road triumph over the Denison University Big Red. The result gave Oberlin a 2–3 record in the NCAC and 5–9 overall. The Yeomen struggled on both ends of the field against Kenyon. Oberlin was only able to generate four shots — none of which were on goal — while the Lords took 24 and challenged sophomore goalkeeper Brandt Rentel on six different occasions....

Women’s Soccer Drops Three Heartbreakers

Kirby Livingston

October 7, 2011

The women’s soccer team continues to knock on the door of success, but just can’t seem to kick it in. The Yeowomen suffered three heartbreaking losses this week, starting with a 2–1 home defeat at the hands of the John Carroll University Blue Streaks, and ending with two tough road setbacks — a 1–0 loss at Wittenberg University and a 2–1 overtime heartbreaker at Muskingum University. The loss to John Carroll was Oberlin’s third straight defeat in the supposedly friendly confines of Fred Shults field, as the Blue Streaks netted a deciding goal late in the game to steal the victory. After a scoreless first half of play, the Yeowomen offense wasted no time getting on the scoreboard as senior forward...

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