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Volleyball Falls in Straight Sets, Moves to 6–14

Nate Levinson and Tyler Sloan

October 10, 2014

Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Fall, Volleyball

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 ...

Scott Stands Out Among Volleyball First-Years

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...

Volleyball Drops Games to DePauw, Manchester

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...

Volleyball Team Takes 6th at Conferences

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...

Volleyball Team Takes on Important Wins

Volleyball Team Takes on Important Wins

November 1, 2013

The Yeowomen volleyball team has been getting mixed results lately. Most recently, the Yeowomen came up short to the Adrian College Bulldogs, falling 0–3. During that same week, however, the team managed to beat some major competitors, such as The College of Wooster and Kenyon College. Against the Bulldogs, the Yeowomen lost 26–24, 25–19 and 25–19. Still, that defeat did feature some skilled Yeowomen play. First-year Hannah Tyburski kept up her aggressive offense with 13 kills, while junior...

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...

Volleyball Squad Defeats Ohio Wesleyan

Emma Lehmann

October 4, 2013

Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Fall, Volleyball

The volleyball squad had their first North Coast Athletic Conference win over Ohio Wesleyan University this past Saturday. Despite trailing in the beginning, the team prevailed, managing to win in only three sets. The margin for each set was small: 26–24 for the first and second sets, and 25–23 for the third. First-year Jillian Hostetler was impressed with the team’s performance. “I think we played really well together. I could sense that we were playing as a team,” she said. This early success is exciting for the young team, comprised of six first-years and a small core of upperclassmen. The entire roster is quite small, consisting of only 11 athletes. Though low numbers and few returning players could...

Volleyball Rebounds After a Tough Start

Tyler Sloan

September 13, 2013

Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Fall, Volleyball

After an unsuccessful beginning to its season, the women’s volleyball team has started to turn things around. The Yeowomen began the fall season with five consecutive losses against notable competition like Carnegie Mellon University and Penn State–Erie, The Behrend College (both 0–3 losses for Oberlin). Later matches against The College of Wooster and Baldwin Wallace University each produced close 2–3 scores, but Ober- lin fell just short. Putting the rocky start behind them, the team had a successful weekend at the La Roche College Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 7, in Pittsburgh, PA. “Although we started off the season with a few losses, they were some very tough teams. This past weekend...

In the Locker Room with Christine Antonsen

Rose Stoloff, Sports Editor

September 6, 2013

Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Varsity Fall, Volleyball

What was your favorite moment of preseason? I don’t know, but can I tell you what my least favorite moment was instead? It was doing a pool workout with field hockey. It was really tiring and I almost drowned. What did you have to do? So much hard stuff. They threw us in the pool and we were sprinting, but in the deep end, and we couldn’t touch and we couldn’t stop. I’m not a swimmer. What are you looking forward to the most this season? I’m just really excited for pretty much every game because I love playing and the team’s really great and it’s gonna be good. I’m really excited for all of our conference games, especially any game against Kenyon [College]. What makes the volleyball te...

Yeowomen Battle in Conference Playoffs

Yeowomen Battle in Conference Playoffs

November 9, 2012

The women’s volleyball team finished its season with a 10–18 overall record this past weekend in the North Coast Athletic Conference playoffs in Springfield, Ohio.   In the first round of playoffs on Friday, Nov. 2, the eighth-seeded Yeowomen played the top-seeded defending National Champions, the Wittenberg University Tigers. While they played hard, the Yeowomen fell in three straight sets, 10–25, 17–25 and 12–25. Even though the Tigers are one of the most compet...

In the Locker Room: Chinwe Okona and Laura Jessee

Madeleine O'Meara, Sports Editor

September 28, 2012

Filed under In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Varsity Fall, Volleyball

How long have you been playing volleyball? Laura Jessee: I’ve been playing volleyball since sixth grade, and I’ve played club since eighth grade. Chinwe Okona: I’ve also been playing since sixth grade. I never played club, and I also took a break for two years to do marching band. [Laughs.] In ninth and tenth grade of high school I did marching band. And then I decided it wasn’t what I wanted to do. How is the team dynamic different from previous years? LJ: It’s definitely different. CO: It’s so different. I think we’re still really structured, but I think there’s an element of fun that’s been introduced that we didn’t have when we were freshmen. I also think that we’re all a lot closer...

Volleyball Works to Change Culture

Phoebe Hammer

October 7, 2011

Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Fall, Volleyball

Despite positive signs for the future, the women’s volleyball team left their home court disappointed again on Wednesday night. The Yeowomen fell to the Baldwin-Wallace College Yellow Jackets in three sets, 11–25, 8–25, 13–25. Providing a glimpse into the program’s bright future, a pair of first-years, outside hitter Christine Antonsen and setter Jenna Bange, set the example for the other players, with Antonsen scoring nine kills and Bauge earning 13 assists and ten blocks. “Christine and Jenna were really consistent tonight,” senior captain Liz Wong said. “I felt that those two really carried the team well and played as though losing was not an option.” The loss dropped Oberlin’s record...

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