The Oberlin Review

Seniors Dan Bisno and Gabe Jacobson joke around before an intramural softball game. The duo plays for Shirley’s Angels, a team comprised of ’Sco employees and enthusiasts. Intramural softball was set to kick off Tuesday, but rainy weather has delayed play. Some of the league’s teams will take to North Fields to play on Saturday.

IM Softball Draws from All Corners of Campus

April 21, 2017

Passing by North Fields on a Wednesday afternoon, echoes of teammates calling for a pop-fly or the crack of a ball popping off a bat can be heard from over a hundred yards away. This isn’t a varsity team warming up for its next game; it’s intramural softball, where students from all corners of campus take the chance to exercise and compete. But with team names like Jose Queervo and Spicy Pork Bowl, it’s clear that intramural softball is largely about having fun. Rules are made or bent so t...

Sophomore Hayley Drapkin looks to make a pass in Oberlin’s 14–3 win against Allegheny College Tuesday. The Yeowomen are currently 9–1 overall and 3–1 in conference play.

See You Later, Gators: Lax Wins 14–3

April 14, 2017

Despite a hot start bolstered by a crowd of boisterous fans, the women’s lacrosse team suffered its first loss of the season 15–12 against the Denison University Big Red in a tense back-and-forth contest last Saturday. Oberlin quickly bounced back though, securing a 14–3 win against the Allegheny College Gators Tuesday night. Now 9–1 overall and 3–1 in conference play, Oberlin sits comfortably in second in the North Coast Athletic Conference. “The first real competition we saw was Den...

Junior Dana Goldstein hits an incoming pitch in the Yeowomen’s home opener against the Wilmington College Fighting Quakers. Oberlin split the doubleheader against Wilmington, winning game one 6–2 before falling 6–5 in the second.

Yeowomen Show New Promise in Opening Games

March 31, 2017

Thriving in the sunshine state, softball set a program record for spring break wins, going 6–6 in a week of non-conference games. The Yeowomen then returned from Florida for their home opener, splitting a doubleheader with the Wilmington College Fighting Quakers. Oberlin won game one 6–2 before dropping the nightcap 6–5. After winning just eight games over the past two seasons, the Yeowomen have already racked up 7 wins and are 7–11 overall. Junior pitcher Sandra Kibble credits the team’s...

The Oberlin College Thunder fielded a women’s team for the first time since 2007. Stacked with first-years, the men’s and women’s teams traveled to Kent State University on Feb. 18-19 to compete in the Black Squirrel Open.

Club Bowling Revives Women’s Squad

March 3, 2017

For the first time in a decade, OC Thunder, Oberlin’s intercollegiate bowling team, fielded a women’s team. The group is brimming with enthusiasm and happy to be reviving an old Oberlin tradition. “It was incredible to compete for the first OC Thunder women's bowling team since 2007,” first-year Sophie Maffie said in an email to the Review. “Our team is full of enthusiasm, support, and generosity ... I am glad that we finally got out on the lanes and made our debut. I cannot wait to ...

First-year Calvin Filson plays goalie against the Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jackets. Last weekend, Oberlin dropped its first two games of the 2017 season.

Dropping First Two Games, Yeomen Face Growing Pains

February 24, 2017

The men’s lacrosse team suffered season opening defeats this weekend, dropping its first two games against the John Carroll University Blue Streaks and Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jackets 19–6 and 18–5 respectively. After losing 10 seniors to graduation last year, seven of whom were starters, Head Coach Topher Grossman said this year’s squad is experiencing some growing pains. “I think we’ve found out that we have a lot to learn,” Grossman said. “We have a lot of areas we...

First-year guard Ally Driscoll puts up a contested layup in Oberlin’s game against the Kenyon College Ladies Wednesday. Oberlin’s 52–41 win over Kenyon boosts its record to 7–6 in NCAC play.

Yeowomen Push Past Kenyon Ladies

February 10, 2017

A key conference win is propelling the Yeowomen through the final stretch of their season, with a 52–41 over the Kenyon College Ladies on Wednesday. The victory moved Oberlin to 10–12 on the season and 7–6 in North Coast Athletic Conference play, and puts the team within reach of a top seed in the NCAC tournament. “We are getting better game by game,” Head Coach and 2015 NCAC Coach of the Year Kerry Jenkins said. “We think that we can play with anyone in the league. We have to focus...

The Oberlin Athletics Department ushered in five new assistant coaches this January. Top row (left to right): Ben Gysin, Alec Chisholm and Garrett Mack. Bottom row (left to right): Olivia Wulfhoop and Brandon Jossey.

Athletics Department Welcomes New Coaches

February 3, 2017

The Athletics Department added five new assistant coaches this January, each of whom offers their own unique blend of collegiate coaching and playing experience to the softball, baseball, football and men’s lacrosse teams. While assistant coach Brandon Jossey has only been on the Yeomen baseball coaching staff for a matter of weeks, he is no stranger to Oberlin’s fields and facilities. While recruiting for Seton Hill University, Jossey visited Oberlin to scout players from Head Baseball Coach...

Junior Tyler Parlor eyes her shot during a game against the University of Mount Union Nov. 28. After defeating Denison University 51–46 Wednesday, the Yeowomen are currently 3–4 overall and 3–0 in the NCAC.

Yeowomen Best Big Red to Stay Undefeated in NCAC

December 9, 2016

Losing four of its first five games hasn’t stopped the women’s basketball team from dominating North Coast Athletic Conference play. With a 51–46 win against the Denison University Big Red Wednesday, Oberlin improved to 3–4 overall, and a perfect 3–0 in the NCAC. The Yeowomen, who currently sit atop the NCAC standings in a tie with DePauw University, have kept their game style simple. “We’re not a complicated team at all,” Head Coach Kerry Jenkins said. “We execute, we play...

Sophomore Eli Silverman-Lloyd attempts to save the ball from going out of bounds against Illinois Institute of Technology during the Thanksgiving Classic, hosted by the Yeomen.

Yeomen Look to Rebound Against Youngstown

December 2, 2016

The Yeomen’s early season struggles continued with an 87–73 loss to the Muskingum University Fighting Muskies Wednesday, dropping the team’s record to 1–4 overall and 0­–1 in the North Coast Athletic Conference. With less than one week remaining before the NCAC season officially begins, the Yeomen must find their stride in if they want to make a postseason push. “I think the biggest problem with our team so far is the inconsistency,” sophomore forward Eric Holt said. “When we...

First-year Michael Lin swims the butterfly leg of the 200-yard individual medley. Lin logged one of the top-10 fastest times in school history with his 1 minute, 59.73 second finish in Oberlin’s meet against the Ohio Northern University Polar Bears last Saturday.

Yeowomen Beat Bears, Lin Notches Top-10 Finish

November 18, 2016

In a milestone day for several Oberlin swimmers and divers at Ohio Northern University last Saturday, the Yeowomen defeated the Polar Bears 130–100, while the Yeomen fell 149–77. Despite splitting the meet, Head Coach Andrew Brabson said he was encouraged by the progression he saw from both the men’s and women’s teams. “Overall, I was really pleased with how the teams did,” Brabson said. “We had a lot of season bests, a lot of improvement with some of the technical aspects we’re w...

Senior wide receiver Justin Cruz sprints past DePauw University defenders in Oberlin’s 50–17 loss last Saturday at the Knowlton Athletic Complex. Cruz ranks third in school history with 2,156 career receiving yards.

Football Set to Battle Hiram in Season Finale

November 11, 2016

The Yeomen suffered a Senior Day spoiler at the hands of the DePauw University Tigers last Saturday in their ninth consecutive loss of the year, falling 50–17. Still looking for its first win, Oberlin will travel to Hiram College tomorrow to face off against the Terriers for its last matchup of the season. “The main thing with [Hiram] is they have a lot of great athletes, and they definitely have some playmakers within their wide receiver group, so that’s going to be a challenge to defend...

Fans congratulate the Yeomen after their 2–1 NCAC semifinal victory over Wabash College. The victory propelled the team to its first conference championship match in school history.

Yeomen Head to First Ever NCAC Final

November 4, 2016

Men’s soccer is headed to the North Coast Athletic Conference Championship for the first time in school history after besting the Wabash College Little Giants 2–1 in the NCAC Semifinal on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Throughout the team’s first home field NCAC playoff game since 2005, Oberlin’s faithful crowd rattled the bleachers and provided the Yeomen with extra momentum. As they have for most of the season, the Yeomen looked to put the ball at the feet of two-time All-NCAC Second Team selection...

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