The Oberlin Review

Early Success Not Enough to Stop Kenyon

Rose Stoloff, Staff Writer

February 8, 2013

The women’s basketball team played one of its toughest competitors last Wednesday evening in a game against the Kenyon College Ladies. Despite a 57–70 loss, the Yeowomen were able to shake the Ladies’ confidence and, up until the last few minutes of the contest, played one of their strongest games of the season. The Yeowomen had low morale going into the game, coming off a six-game losing streak. To make it worse, Kenyon was ranked as one of the top three teams in the conference. “We were struggling to bring emotion and excitement to the court,” recalled senior captain Ellen Neumann in reference to the pregame warm-up. “I was nervous to see if we were going to come out with the intensity we need to...

In the Locker Room with Allison Anderson and Ellen Neumann

Madeleine O'Meara, Sports Editor

December 14, 2012

Why did you decide to play basketball at Oberlin? EN: I came to Oberlin mostly because of basketball. I hadn’t even heard of the school until the coach called me. I just wanted the opportunity to go to a good school and play basketball wherever I went. AA: It’s basically the same for me too, actually. I wanted to go to a good school, and if I could play basketball it was a bonus. What is your favorite thing about playing basketball at Oberlin? EN: I guess mostly, since I’ve been here, the team has been very close. You make really, really good friends that are different from your high school friends because you’re so close. You make a lot of long-lasting friendships. AA: I would say that’s true. Also, ...

Yeowomen Swamp Gators

Rose Stoloff, Staff Writer

December 14, 2012

Building off of its momentum from earlier in the week, the women’s basketball team delivered an impressive performance last Saturday, defeating Allegheny College 58–47 to secure a sixth win for the season. Despite a sluggish start that resulted in a quick seven-point lead for Allegheny, the Yeowomen quickly pulled themselves together and managed to tie the game 9–9 13 minutes in. Sophomore Christina Marquette, who has been essential to the Yeowomen’s success this season, led the charge, scoring the first eight points for the team. She continued to excel throughout the game and ended with an impressive collection of 20 points, nine rebounds, six steals and four assists. The second half of the game proved...

Yeomen Secure Wins in Close Games

Hudson Kuras

December 14, 2012

After a 57–71 loss this past Saturday to Alma College, the men’s basketball team entered week four of the season, looking to earn victories over strong opponents Denison University and Grove City College. The Yeomen faced conference opponent Denison at home on Monday in a back and forth game that came down to the last few seconds. The teams traded the lead throughout the first half until a steal and breakaway layup by first-year Ian Campbell catalyzed a Yeomen run that resulted in a 30-22 lead at halftime. In the second half the Yeomen continued to rally. A three-pointer by Campbell with 12 minutes left put the Yeomen up by 10, their biggest lead of the day. The Yeomen were unable to deliver the finishing blows,...

Yeomen Bounce Back to Beat Hiram

Joe Graybeal

December 7, 2012

Despite a late rally, the Yeomen were unable to come away with a victory against the Spartans of Case Western Reserve University last Saturday. It was a hard-fought contest in which the Yeomen starters logged heavy minutes, forcing a number of turnovers that kept the game within reach. Senior forward Andrew Fox recorded a game-high six steals that led to multiple baskets for the Yeomen. Fox was also the leading scorer and rebounder for the Yeomen with 14 points and eight rebounds. Overall, there was balanced scoring among the Yeomen’s starters with junior guard Geoff Simpson recording 13 points, junior point guard Emmanuel Lewis contributing 10 and first-year center Randy Ollie and sophomore guard Austin Little providing...

Yeowomen Second, Yeomen Third in Home Invite

Kate Hanick, Staff Writer

December 7, 2012

The Oberlin swim teams hosted Centre College and Ohio Wesleyan University this past weekend in a two-day invitational. The men finished in third and the women in second behind Centre College. The women ended day one ahead of the pack but fell behind in day two, ending a mere 19 points behind Centre. Oberlin divers ruled the board with sophomore Chris McLauchlan and juniors Jordan Attwood and Rhys Hertafeld all finishing first, second and third respectively in the three-meter dive, along with sophomore Adrian Ziaggi ending with 185.13 points in the three-meter. With pent-up intensity and each team chanting its pump-up routine, which included OWU’s strange use of an orange highway cylinder, and, of course, Oberlin’s...

Winter Sports Preview: Men’s Basketball

Joe Graybeal

November 16, 2012

As the Yeomen get set to tip off their season this Saturday at Hanover College in Indiana, expectations are high for this young squad. With only one senior and four juniors returning to the team, the first-year class will be expected to acclimate to the college level immediately and provide consistent energy, while the sophomore class will hope to continue its excellent production from last season. Leading the way for the Yeomen this season is Andrew Fox. After earning All- North Coast Athletic Conference Honors last season, and as the only senior on the roster, Fox has the burden of moving into the primary leadership role. Last year, Fox led the team with 339 points and 254 rebounds while averaging a double-double...

Swimming and Diving Suffers First Defeat

Swimming and Diving Suffers First Defeat

November 16, 2012

The swimming and diving team suffered its first defeat of the season as it fell to the Case Western Reserve University Spartans in the final round of the Greater Cleveland Championship at Carr Pool this past Saturday, Nov. 10. The loss put the team’s record at 3–1 for the season. The Oberlin men and women combined had 212 points, but that wasn’t enough to overcome the Spartans’ 379 points. The meet was dual scored, which means that the men’s and the women’s scores were added together....

Winter Preview: Women’s Basketball

Winter Preview: Women’s Basketball

November 9, 2012

Under the skill and leadership of seniors and second-time captains Allison Anderson and Ellen Neumann, as well as the talent of dominant sophomore forward Christina Marquette, the Oberlin women’s basketball team is poised for a strong performance in its upcoming season. Working alongside fifth-year Head Coach Kerry Jenkins, first-year Assistant Coach Jasmine Mushington, a 2012 graduate of the University of Akron, will provide the Yeowomen with new perspectives and philosophies on the court. “I...

Splash ‘N Dash Triathlon Sets Sights on Community Outreach

Samantha Dudzinski

April 27, 2012

The swimming and diving team is hosting its Splash ’N Dash triathlon, set for Saturday, May 12 at 10 a.m. beginning at Philips Gymnasium. The Splash ’N Dash consists of a sprint triathlon involving 500 yards of swimming in Carr Pool, a 20-kilometer bike ride towards Lake Erie and a 5-kilometer run along the Oberlin cross country trail. It is open to community members and Oberlin staff as well as students. One of the unique features of the Splash ’N Dash is that it can be completed individually or as a team of three. Last year, the individual winner was current senior Benjamin Schild, while the team award went to current sophomore swim team members Chris Pickens, Isaac Bacon and Rob McConky, also known as Chrispy...

To Nationals And Back: With Chris McLauchlan

Molly Bloom, Staff Writer

April 13, 2012

First-year diving phenom Chris McLauchlan blew away his competition at the Division III NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Indianapolis from March 21–23. McLauchlan notched not one but two All-American spots by finishing seventh in both the 3-meter and 1-meter dives, adding to the College’s impressive swimming and diving pedigree by becoming its 23rd All-American. The Review sat down to talk with the dynamic first-year about making a splash on the D-III scene, dance and his teammates. How did College nationals rank as a diving experience? I competed in age-group nationals when I was 14, so I have had some experience with it before, but this is college so it is a lot more interesting. It was the Olympic tr...

To Nationals and Back: Molly Martorella

Quinn Hull, Staff Writer

April 6, 2012

Rumor has it you had some “airplane trouble” on the way to the meet last Thursday. Yeah. They made us fly out of Cleveland even though there was no possible way to land in Memphis [because of inclement weather]. We tried to land once and it was really bad. It was like being inside of a roller coaster but not being able to see where you were going. … I was just trying not to vomit. [Head Coach] Ray [Appenheimer] was a little nauseous. [Assistant Coach] Alaina [Chodoff] was just grabbing onto the guy sitting next to her, panicking, and he was trying to reassure her. A lot of people were freaking out, but there were some people we couldn’t understand that were, like, laughing. … I guess different people...

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