The Oberlin Review

Strong Offense Helps Yeowomen Win First Two Games of Season

Strong Offense Helps Yeowomen Win First Two Games of Season

November 22, 2013

The Oberlin women’s basketball team got off to a strong start last weekend as they handily trounced the Franciscan University Barons and the Geneva College Golden Tornadoes. In the first two games of the 2013-14 season, the Yeowomen put their new fast-paced offense to work with great success, defeating their opponents by a combined score of 190–127. Two games into the season, the Yeowomen have scored more combined points than in any other two game span over the last five seasons. In...

Men’s Basketball Has High Hopes

Jake Miller

November 15, 2013

As the Yeomen get set to tip off their season, expectations for the team are high. With the addition of five first-years this season, the team will have a lot of depth alongside another five sophomores, three juniors and four seniors. Six-foot-nine sophomore center Randy Ollie looks poised to step up for the Yeomen this season. Last season, Ollie averaged 25.5 minutes and 7.5 points per game and finished the season averaging 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks a game. He also ranked fifth in the conference with 33 blocked shots for the year. His best performance of the season came against the Allegheny College Gators, when he scored a season high 19 points to go along with six rebounds. “I expect a successful season,”...

Yeowomen Hoopsters Look Forward to Season

Ellie Huizenga

November 15, 2013

The women’s basketball team is chomping at the bit for their season to begin. “I am most looking forward to seeing things come together and how we respond when we face adversity,” said sophomore Caroline Hamilton. “We've been going at each other in practice for about a month of preseason, so we are all really anxious to finally face some other competition as a team.” Senior Lillian Jahan said she’s ready to move on from the the team’s preseason preparation. “We've been in pre-season for about a month and also had team workouts in the six weeks leading up to our first practice, so I am ready to just get out there and play. I can't wait for us to step on the court and kill,” she said. Junior...

Swimming and Diving Team Makes Splash with Weekend Wins

Swimming and Diving Team Makes Splash with Weekend Wins

November 8, 2013

The swimming and diving team began its season impressively this past weekend with wins over the Hiram College Terriers and The College of Wooster Fighting Scots in the Greater Cleveland Swimming and Diving Tournament. The team defeated the Terriers handily on Friday by a score of 347–106 and eked out a narrow 244–221 victory over the Fighting Scots on Saturday. The wins marked the first two for new Head Coach Andrew Brabson. “He’s officially undefeated,” joked senior Luke Harrison,...

New Coach Brabson Has High Hopes for Future of Swimming and Diving Program

Emma Lehmann

September 20, 2013

New swimming and diving head coach Andrew Brabson has only had a month to plan his move to Oberlin. His first day on campus will also be his first day coaching the team but for Brabson this is something to look forward to. Athletic Director Natalie Winkelfoos and senior captain Chris Pickens agree—his excitement for the program made him the strongest candidate. “From the beginning, Andrew had a lot of enthusiasm for Oberlin,” said Winkelfoos.  “He understood this place.” Brabson’s move to Oberlin came under unusual circumstances. This summer, the swimming and diving team received some startling news: Their head coach had decided to move to a different school. The long swim season begins in September...

Yeomen Drop Playoff Game to No.1 Wooster

Shuntaro Shirota

February 22, 2013

Oberlin basketball's first playoff birth since 2008 was a first-round loss to the College of Wooster Fighting Scots this Tuesday, with a final score of 74–47. The eighth seeded Yeomen faced the first-seeded Scots at Wooster’s home court. Oberlin allowed 19 points off of 20 turnovers throughout the contest. Wooster also put up a total of 56 field goal attempts, while Oberlin had only 36. Two important interplaying factors reflected the Yeomen’s shortcomings. First, Wooster attempted 56 shots in the contest, 20 more than the Yeomen. Second, Wooster’s defense forced 20 turnovers compared to Oberlin’s season average of giving up 14. This gave Wooster’s fast-paced offense increased offensive possessions,...

First-Years Make Big Splash in NCAC Championships

Sarah Orbuch, Staff Writer

February 22, 2013

The Yeomen and Yeowomen swimmers concluded their impressive season with record-breaking performances at the North Coast Athletic Conference swimming and diving championships last week. The first record-setting time came from first-years Jillian Sarazen, Olivia Degitz, Deirdre Haren and Samma Regan in the 200-yard freestyle relay. That same night, Sarazen, sophomore Simone Christen and first-years Lauren Wong and Mia Wallace set the record in the 400-yard medley relay. The next day, Wong, Haren, Sarazen and Degitz continued their domination in the 200-meter medley relay. On the final day of competition Regan broke the record in the 200-meter breaststroke while fellow first-year Marshall Waller clocked in at 1 minute...

Track and Field Teams Impress at All-Ohio and Baldwin Wallace

Sarah Kahl

February 15, 2013

Last weekend, the track and field teams competed at the All-Ohio Indoor Track and Field Championships at Otterbein University, going against 18 different teams in the region. “The men’s and women’s team were both strong,” said first-year distance runner Yorito Nakata. “There were many outstanding performances, especially in the [3,000-meter]. Even though it ran until midnight, people still put their best foot forward.” The other half of the team competed in a meet at Baldwin Wallace University on Friday. Senior captain Daniel Johnson said, “There were inspired performances all around, but especially in the [3,000]. [First-year] Gabe Brown ran fearlessly, getting a personal best of [9 minutes, 21 seconds],...

In the Locker Room with Emmanuel Lewis, Geoff Simpson and Andrew Fox

Maxwell Sugarman, Sports Editor

February 15, 2013

What has been your favorite thing about playing basketball at Oberlin? Least favorite? AF: Least favorite has to be the losses. [Laughs.] EL: We’ve taken way too many losses. The team has probably been the best thing. I really like the group of guys this year. We’ve made big improvements. Hopefully tonight we’ll get another win and make the conference tournament. That would definitely be the best thing. How has the team changed since you first started playing here? GS: When I first got here, the team was kind of divided into different factions or groups within the team. I think that we’ve built to the point now where we have more or less one group. It’s helpful when everyone can listen to one vo...

Yeomen One Step Closer to Playoffs

Erickson Andrews

February 15, 2013

Last Saturday the Yeomen stunned DePauw University with a last-second victory on DePauw’s home court. With only 14 seconds left in the game, Oberlin called a timeout. “The game was tied, and [Head] Coach [Isaiah] Cavaco drew up a play to get me the ball down low. I had been beating them in the paint all day. I am glad I could pull through when it counted,” said first-year Randy Ollie, who made the go-ahead basket with virtually no time left on the clock. “That was my first college buzzer beater. Hopefully there are many more to come.” The last-second win over the fourth-ranked team in the North Coast Athletic Conference set the Yeomen up for a “win-and-you’re-in” game against the eighth-ranked Hiram...

Men’s Basketball Looks to Improve with New Tactics

Kate Hanick, Staff Writer

February 8, 2013

The men’s basketball team fell to the Kenyon College Lords at home Wednesday night, with a final score of 50–65. Although it looked as if the Yeomen could put the game away in the first half, the Lords came back late to steal the victory. Down 3–10 early in the game, the Yeomen changed their pace, and junior Emmanuel Lewis’s lay-up gave Oberlin a 13–12 lead with 10 minutes left in the first half. The two teams battled for the lead, with neither team leading by more than four points. Kenyon’s Brian Lebowitz suffered the biggest embarrassment of the game with his fast-break into an awkward lay-up-dunk hybrid. Unable to make a decision, he failed his attempt, causing an eruption of cheers and laughter...

What You Missed: Winter Term Recap

Sarah Orbuch, Staff Writer

February 8, 2013

Swimming and Diving: Women: The Yeowomen went 3–2 this Winter Term, with major victories against John Carroll University, Ohio Wesleyan University and Notre Dame College. In both meets, the underclassmen showed their competitors that they were not to be overlooked. Against John Carroll, sophomore Ellen Drake started the night strong with a first-place finish in the 1,650-yard freestyle. In both the 100-yard butterfly and the 100-yard backstroke, the Yeowomen went one- two-three to solidify the win. Sophomore diver Adrian Ziaggi also won the one-meter dive to wrap up an excellent night for the Yeowomen. The first-years continued their winning style against Notre Dame and Ohio Wesleyan in their final home meet. The fir...

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