The Oberlin Review

Christine Antonson spikes the ball against the Adrian College Bulldogs. The Yeowomen’s record is now 10-17 on the season.

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...

Sophomore Joshua Urso cross the finish line at the Inter-Regional Rumble on Oct. 19. He finished 29th out of 288 runners in the men’s varsity 8K.

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

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

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

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...

Senior Laura Jessee jumps for a spike during a recent match. Jessee earned All-Conference honors this season, finishing with 1,054 career kills.

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

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

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...

Volleyball Struggles at Kenyon

Kirby Livingston

September 30, 2011

The women’s volleyball team entered its first North Coast Athletic Conference tournament with an 0–9 record and plenty to prove. The Yeowomen were looking to build off of the momentum from their home opener ten days earlier, where they managed to force a fourth set against a solid Muskingum University squad. The long break between matches provided an opportunity to heal injuries and get some extra practice. The Kenyon tournament would prove to be the toughest competition the team had faced all season. Unfortunately, Oberlin could not end its frustrating losing streak over the weekend, as it fell to Denison University, Kenyon College, Ohio Wesleyan University and DePauw University. Things were looking up for...

Volleyball Shows Progress Despite Injuries

Robert Hull

September 16, 2011

The Oberlin volleyball team continued to show that they can be competitive with anyone on the court, playing tightly fought matches at the Marcia French Invitation at Case Western Reserve University and at home against Muskingum University this past week. On day one at Case, the Yeowomen started off with a tight loss to Franciscan University, 29¬–27, 27–25, 25–22. First-year Emma Kimmel proved her worth as a terrific addition to this year’s team, tallying 10 kills and 11 digs. Senior Liz Wong continued to fill the role of a veteran anchor, putting up 12 assists, four digs and three block assists. In the nightcap, Oberlin fell by a score of 25¬–15, 25–16, 25–14 at the hands of the powerful John Carroll...

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