The Oberlin Review

Yeowomen Prevail, Yeomen Fall to Spartans

Yeowomen Prevail, Yeomen Fall to Spartans

November 14, 2014

The swimming and diving team split its meet this past weekend against the Case Western Reserve University Spartans, with the Yeowomen coming out on top by a score of 145.5–94.5 and the Yeomen falling 148–80. The meet marked both sides’ fourth of the season and second non-conference contest. The win pushed the Yeowomen’s record to 2–1 and dropped the Yeomen to 1–2. “Overall, I was really excited with how the meet went,” said Head Coach Andrew Brabson. “We had a tough meet against ...

In the Locker Room with Hannah Pieper, Jack Redell and Liam Oznowich

In the Locker Room with Hannah Pieper, Jack Redell and Liam Oznowich

November 7, 2014

How have the first few meets of the season gone? Jack Redell: We’ve been training really hard so far and that’s definitely taken its toll. Everyone is pretty sore. Given that, everybody is racing really well, and we’re much further along than we were at this point last season. Liam Oznowich: During our first meet against Hiram [College], we killed it. We won all the races. Even though [our meet against The College of Wooster] didn’t go as well as we wanted, our times were a lot better com...

Yeomen, Yeowomen Split Back-to-Back Meets

Abby Weiss

November 7, 2014

The swimming and diving team opened its North Coast Athletic Conference play against the College of Wooster Fighting Scots on Saturday, Nov. 1 with tough losses on both the men’s and women’s sides, falling 166–93 and 153–135 respectively. The dual losses move the team to a 1–1 overall record. Preceding Saturday’s contest against the Fighting Scots, the Yeomen and Yeowomen took on the Hiram College Terriers at home on Friday night. Oberlin easily moved past Hiram with a 144–71 victory on the women’s side and a 133–84 sweep on the men’s side. However, the encouraging win over Hiram notwithstanding, sophomore Nils Gudbranson said the team was anxious going into Saturday’s event. “Going into [the] Woo...

Eventful Year Draws to a Close for Athletics Dept.

Eventful Year Draws to a Close for Athletics Dept.

May 9, 2014

The 2013–2014 academic year comes to a close in just over a week, finishing what has been both an eventful and successful time for the Athletics Department. Several teams and individual athletes clinched NCAA bids, countless individuals garnered North Coast Athletic Conference accolades and new facilities have undergone construction. Overall, Delta Lodge Director of Athletics and Physical Education Natalie Winkelfoos feels positively about the direction of the department. “I think that...

In the Locker Room With Sophia Brancazio, Molly Martorella and Lauren Taylor

In the Locker Room With Sophia Brancazio, Molly Martorella and Lauren Taylor

April 18, 2014

This week the Review sat down with women’s track and field seniors Sophia Brancazio, Lauren Taylor and Molly Martorella to discuss Nationals, setting conference records and injuries. How is the season going so far? Sophia Brancazio: The team’s been great, especially with a lot of new people. Molly Martorella: The boys’ distance team is fucking killing it. SB: And the sprinters too. This year we actually have a really good 4x400 [meter relay] and 4x100 [meter relay] team, which ha...

Yeomen Season Ends in Conference Tournament

Yeomen Season Ends in Conference Tournament

February 28, 2014

The men’s basketball team ended its season in the first round of the playoffs with a 89-56 loss against The College of Wooster Fighting Scots. The win advances the Scots to the next round of the North Coast Athletic Conference playoffs. The season ending loss was the Yeomen’s third consecutive defeat in a stretch that included a 63–90 loss on senior night to the Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops. “I just wish we could have gotten off to a little better start, especially for the seniors....

Yeowomen Upended by Bishops in Season Finale

Yeowomen Upended by Bishops in Season Finale

February 28, 2014

In the coming months, Philips gym will be a lot quieter without the noise of cheering basketball fans. The Yeowomen ended their season Tuesday night after a tough fight against Ohio Wesleyan University in the first round of the North Coast Athletic Conference tournament. The loss to OWU came after two hard fought battles against Ohio Wesleyan and Wittenberg University in the final leg of their regular conference season. Oberlin entered their final regular season game against the Wittenberg Tigers...

Successful Swimming and Diving Season Comes to an End

Successful Swimming and Diving Season Comes to an End

February 21, 2014

After successful seasons, the Swimming and Diving Team traveled to Denison University this past weekend for the North Coast Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving championships.  The Yeomen finished fifth with a total of 683 points, the Yeomen finished fifth, while the Yeowomen finished seventh with a total of 772 points. The Yeowomen ended their regular season without a loss a remarkable feat considering that their former coach, Mark Fino, unexpectedly left Oberlin in August to coach at John...

Track and Field Impress at All-Ohio

Track and Field Impress at All-Ohio

February 21, 2014

This past weekend, the men’s and women’s track and field teams divided and conquered at three separate meets: the All-Ohio championships at Otterbein University, the Baldwin Wallace University Mid-February meet and the Grand Valley State meet. Those who qualified in previous races competed at the All-Ohio meets while the rest of the team went to Baldwin Wallace University. The top three distance runners for the Yeowomen competed at Grand Valley State. “We were really happy with how this wee...

Yeomen Defeat Hiram for Spot at NCAC’s

Yeomen Defeat Hiram for Spot at NCAC’s

February 21, 2014

 The men’s basketball team defeated Hiram College in a stirring turnaround of events, breaking their three–game losing streak last weekend. The Yeomen, now 7–16 overall, secured the final spot in the North Coast Athletic Conference tournament with a decisive victory over the Terriers with a score of 91–79. Although the first half did not look promising for the Yeomen, who entered the second half of the game down 49–39, the players managed to pull off a crucial comeback with NCAC playoffs o...

Yeowomen Ready for Conference Tournament

Sarena Malsin

February 21, 2014

After a strenuous first half, the women’s basketball team achieved a satisfying 58–45 victory against Hiram College on Saturday afternoon. “Both teams started out slow,” said sophomore Katie Lucaites, “But by the second half we were definitely capitalizing on Hiram’s sluggishness.” The Yeowomen were trailing by one point at halftime, the score left at 24–23 in Hiram’s favor. Oberlin soon found a comfortable lead of 38–47, further extended by 11 points after two consecutive free throws by senior Lillian Jahan. “We were able to keep the game close enough so it didn’t get away from us,” said junior Christina Marquette, who finished with 12 points. Other major scorers were senior Malisa Ho...

Men’s Basketball Come Up Just Short to Tigers

Men’s Basketball Come Up Just Short to Tigers

February 14, 2014

After a hard-fought battle against the Wittenberg University Tigers, the men’s basketball team came up short in a 63–70 loss on Saturday, Feb. 8. The Yeomen kept the game exciting and at times closed the gap to just three points, but in the end they could not shut down the Tigers’ offensive momentum. Wittenberg, now 17–4, came out strong and immediately knocked down several three-point baskets. Oberlin held its own throughout the beginning of the first half, but headed into halftime down...

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