The Oberlin Review

Senior Jillian Hostetler leaps for a spike against Denison University on Wednesday.

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...

Crucial Conference Matches Await Yeowomen

Julie Schreiber

September 30, 2016

The Yeowomen wrapped up Homecoming weekend with Senior Day festivities at home last Friday night, but the celebrations stopped there. The team, which is currently on a four-game losing streak, fell in a close match to North Coast Athletic Conference rival Kenyon College, 3–2, on its home court in Philips gym. The setback pushed the Yeowomen back to 0–2 in conference and 4–7 overall. Moving forward, the team will focus on the opportunities that the remainder of the season presents. Head Coach Erica Rau said that her team is more like a “family,” and that she expects them to continue lifting each other up in the face of adversity. “This is the most supportive, thoughtful, friendly group of young women...

Senior setter Meredith Leung prepares for a rally alongside junior defensive specialist Lola Gatti. After opening their season in a four-game tournament at La Roche College in Pittsburgh, the Yeowomen are 2–2.

Yeowomen Muster Quick Turnaround in Pittsburgh Play

September 9, 2016

This past weekend, the women’s volleyball team travelled to Pittsburgh to play a total of four games over the course of two days. The Yeowomen split the weekend series recording two wins and two losses. The first loss was a close match against the Washington & Jefferson Presidents on Friday that ended in a score of 3–2. Despite the final score, the Yeowomen dominated the majority of the game and fought through some challenges throughout the match. “We were actually beating them pretty...

Sophomore middle hitter Dana Thomas and junior setter Meredith Leung leap to block a hit during their game against Earlham College on Sep. 26. The Yeowomen won the match 3–1 and concluded their season this weekend, finishing 2–6 in conference and 8–19 overall.

Yeowomen Fail to Snag NCAC Title

November 13, 2015

The volleyball team fell short this weekend in its effort to capture a North Coast Athletic Conference tournament title. Oberlin matched up against the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops in the first round of the playoffs. Ohio Wesleyan spent little time reminding their opponents of why they were second in the NCAC standings this year and fifth in the rankings for the Great Lakes region, winning the first set 25–19. In the second set, Oberlin could not rebound, losing 25–20 at the...

Sophomore middle hitter Dana Thomas spikes the ball over Earlham College’s Abigail Sheehan. Thomas had seven kills and two blocks as the Yeowomen beat the Quakers 3–1 this past Saturday. Oberlin was subsequently defeated by Hiram College this past Wednesday and is currently 6–8 overall and 2–1 in conference.

Terriers Defeat Yeowomen in Three Sets

October 2, 2015

Riding high off of recent victories, the Yeowomen’s volleyball team took to the court to face the Hiram College Terriers this past Wednesday but were unable to extend their four-game winning streak. They were defeated in three straight sets: 25–18, 25–21 and 25–22. This marked the first loss of the season for the Yeowomen in the North Coast Athletic Conference, moving them to 2–1 in conference and 6–8 overall. The Yeowomen offered little contest in the first set, which Hiram easily...

Sophomore Claudia Scott spikes the ball against the University of Michigan-Dearborn. The Yeowomen fell to the Wolverines on Tuesday.

Oberlin Falls to Michigan-Dearborn

September 4, 2015

The University of Michigan-Dearborn overpowered Oberlin at the net on Tuesday as their 9.5 blocks bested the Yeowomen’s four to defeat them in their season-opening match. The Yeowomen fell 26–24 in the first set before winning their lone set of the match 28–26 in the sec­ond. But UMB swept the remainder of the game, as the Wolverines won the final two sets 25–19 and 25–23. Each match was close between the two non-conference opponents; the largest point differential among the sets was...

Junior Maddy Dunn spikes the ball against the Franciscan University Barons earlier this season. The Yeowomen concluded their season last weekend with an overall record of 13–19.

Volleyball Takes 6th Place at NCAC Tournament

November 14, 2014

The volleyball team concluded its playoff run and 2014 season at the North Coast Athletic Conference tournament with an overall record of 13–19 last Saturday. The Yeowomen clinched one of seven spots in the tournament early last week and proceeded to take sixth place, falling to the Denison University Big Red in all three sets of the match. Despite the subpar results, Head Coach Erica Rau said she was satisfied with her team’s performance during the game against the Big Red. “We played Deni...

Sophomore Meredith Leung gets ready to serve the ball in a game this season.
Leung was named NCAC Player of the Week last week.

Volleyball Qualifies for NCACs with Hot Streak

October 31, 2014

The volleyball team defeated the College of Wooster Fighting Scots 3–0 on Saturday, exacting revenge on a Scots team that handed it a 3–1 defeat earlier this season. The win earned the Yeowomen a bid to the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships, which will be played from Nov. 7–9. On Wednesday, the Yeowomen faced the Hiram College Terriers on the road, falling in consecutive sets to push the team’s record to 11–16. The loss also moved its conference record to 2–6. Despite the l...

Volleyball Falls in Straight Sets, Moves to 6–14

Nate Levinson and Tyler Sloan

October 10, 2014

The women’s volleyball team fell in consecutive sets to the Denison University Big Red on Wednesday, snapping its two-game winning streak and pushing its record to 6–14. Fresh off of hard-fought wins against the Penn St.-Behrend Lions and the La Roche College Redhawks, the Yeowomen were unable to continue their momentum against Denison, falling 25–17, 25–11, 26–24. Despite the team’s less than stellar record, junior captain Molly Powers says that the statistics do not represent how the Yeowomen have performed. “I think in general we probably had some higher expectations [ for] the season, but I definitely don’t think our record has been a reflection of how we’ve been playing on the court,” she ...

First-year Claudia Scott looks to hit the ball during a match this season. Scott has 128 kills for the Yeowomen.

Scott Stands Out Among Volleyball First-Years

October 3, 2014

The women’s volleyball team is already well into its season with a 4–13 record heading into its fourth North Coast Athletic Conference game against the Denison University Big Red on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at home. Before the Yeowomen will have an opportunity to contend with the Big Red, they will travel to Pittsburgh to face Penn St.-Behrend and La Roche College in a doubleheader. This year’s squad is younger than ever with 11 underclassmen bolstering the Yeowomen’s roster, five of whom are f...

Junior Maddy Dunn spikes the ball in a home game this season. The volleyball team enters a Friday road match against the Capital University Crusaders with a 4–10 record.

Volleyball Drops Games to DePauw, Manchester

September 26, 2014

The volleyball team dropped two games on Saturday, falling to the nationally ranked DePauw University Tigers and Manchester University Spartans, pushing its record to 4–10. In the morning contest, the 19th-ranked Tigers proved too tough for the Yeowomen, as they completed a three-game sweep by the scores of 25–16, 25–14 and 25–17. Sophomore setter Meredith Leung kept the Yeowomen in the game offensively, distributing 10 assists in a game where at least seven different Yeowomen had at le...

First-year Ave Spencer spikes at the North Coast Atlantic Conference championships. The tournament was the Yeowomen’s last of the season.

Volleyball Team Takes 6th at Conferences

November 15, 2013

The women’s volleyball team took 6th place at the North Coast Atlantic Conference championships this past weekend. The tournament took place at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. The team played three games, winning one and losing two, with the first a veritable struggle for the team. Although the DePauw University Tigers came in ranked a mere one spot ahead of the Yeowomen, the game ended in only three sets. “We had a rough game against DePauw. There were a lot of nerves — [the...

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