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Yeowomen Struggle for Wins

Yeowomen Struggle for Wins

September 29, 2017

The Yeowomen could not find the net in a hard-fought battle against the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops Tuesday, losing the match 3–0. The field hockey team has been unable to get into rhythm recently, as they dropped four games over six days, three of which were against North Coast Athletic Conference opponents. With the losses, the team drops to 0–6 in the conference and 1–10 overall. Despite the early season struggles, Head Coach Tiffany Saunders likes what she’s seen from he...

Anthem Supports False Narrative of Freedom

Kennedy Kline and Ua Hayes

September 29, 2017

Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

When our field hockey team stood for the national anthem Saturday, it didn’t feel right. We didn’t feel proud to be standing for America because we didn’t feel that America offers anything worth being proud of. We’d felt this before: feelings of discomfort, confusion, and anger over being pressured to stand tall and strong in a display of unrelenting patriotism. At a certain point, we just couldn’t ignore the feeling anymore. In August and September 2016, Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, received an enormous amount of media attention after kneeling during the anthem before one of the 49ers’ football games. Immediately after, people demanded to know: Why did he kneel? Sinc...

Field Hockey Falls Short in NCAC Debut Against Kenyon

Field Hockey Falls Short in NCAC Debut Against Kenyon

September 8, 2017

After winning its first home opener in five years in an exhilarating victory over Lindenwood University last Saturday, field hockey has endured a two-game slump, including a shutout 7–0 loss to North Coast Athletic Conference rivals the Kenyon College Ladies. Fatigue plagued the small Yeowomen squad as the Ladies used their laden roster to their advantage. “The biggest challenge we faced against Kenyon was their roster size,” sophomore forward and midfielder Libby Royer wrote in an email t...

Symbolic Movements Need Active Participation

Ariana Enzerink, Contributing Writer

October 7, 2016

Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

There’s been a lot of buzz within the Oberlin College athletics community recently about the seemingly unanimous, teamwide decision for the Oberlin College varsity field hockey team to kneel during the national anthem, following the highly publicized lead of Colin Kaepernick and other Black athletes protesting police violence. As a member of the team, which I’m proud to say is comprised of passionate, vocal and hardworking young women, this act of protest motivated me to think more about the ways individuals participate in allyship and activism. To me, the power of being a part of a symbolic movement comes from understanding the issue and actively making the informed choice to join the larger, united group prote...

Field Hockey Joins Anthem Protest

Field Hockey Joins Anthem Protest

September 30, 2016

National anthem protests in athletics draw a range of reactions from scorn to admiration. That national debate came to Knowlton Athletics Complex when the field hockey team kneeled during the Star Spangled Banner last Friday. “[We want] to express to fellow students, community members and people everywhere that we will not accept racial violence and police brutality as a part of our country,” said senior captain Maureen Coffey. Coffey said the team was inspired to protest police violence...

Field Hockey Takes Hits on Road

Field Hockey Takes Hits on Road

September 16, 2016

The field hockey team has taken some hard falls. The Yeowomen were shut out 5–0 in their fourth game of the season on Tuesday against North Coast Athletic Conference rivals, the Kenyon College Ladies, in Gambier, Ohio. Despite holding an overall record of 0–4, 0–2 in conference play, Oberlin looks to an upcoming home game for a chance to earn its first win. The Yeowomen will face the Earlham College Quakers on Saturday at 11 a.m. and look to avenge a 3–0 loss in 2015. That loss came as...

In the Locker Room with Taylor Swift, Kendra Lian and Sophie Weinstein

In the Locker Room with Taylor Swift, Kendra Lian and Sophie Weinstein

November 6, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with field hockey seniors Sophie Weinstein, Kendra Lian and Taylor Swift to discuss nostalgia, personal development and the benefits of a positive team environment. How did your last game go? Taylor Swift: Our last game was against Kenyon [College], who’s number one in our conference. They scored twice on us in the first five minutes, and we were like, “This is going to be 70 minutes of awful.” But then we held them for 65 minutes! Kendra Lian: The fu...

Big Red Surge Past Yeowomen in Second Half

Big Red Surge Past Yeowomen in Second Half

September 11, 2015

Unable to counter a strong second-half surge by the Denison University Big Red, the field hockey team fell 6–1 at the Austin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex this past Wednesday. The loss puts the Yeowomen at 0–3 for the sea­son and 0–1 in the North Coast Athletic Conference. Following a competitive first half in which neither team surrendered a goal, the Big Red began the second half firing on all cylinders. Denison un­leashed a barrage of 23 shots in the sec­ond session with six finding...

Field Hockey Concludes Break with 1–3 Record

Field Hockey Concludes Break with 1–3 Record

October 31, 2014

Unable to keep up with the Kenyon College Ladies, the Oberlin field hockey team fell 7–0 in Gambier, Ohio last Sunday, Oct. 26. The loss puts the Yeowomen at 2–11 in conference play and 2–12 overall. The Ladies secured their victory by tallying three goals in the first half and tacking on four more in the latter part of the game. Despite the large score gap, sophomore goalkeeper Maggie Gossiaux held her own with 12 saves. “Kenyon has some really skilled strikers and tippers and we had a ...

In the Locker Room with Megan Bautista and Rachel Zuckerman

In the Locker Room with Megan Bautista and Rachel Zuckerman

October 10, 2014

Neither of you played field hockey last year. What has it been like coming back to the team this season? Megan Bautista: I think what’s really unique about our positions on the field hockey team and the field hockey program in general is just how accommodating they have been thus far. That is something that is completely unorthodox within athletics. For once, I don’t feel like I have to apologize for being involved in other areas of campus and for putting my priorities out there clearly. I’m...

Field Hockey Remains Positive Despite Injuries

Field Hockey Remains Positive Despite Injuries

September 19, 2014

Last weekend, the women’s field hockey team became the first Oberlin team to play at the Austin E. Knowlton Athletics Complex. The Yeowomen took on the Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops on Saturday and the Wittenberg Tigers on Sunday, falling in each game. With already short numbers and several injuries to key players, the Yeowomen played the games two players down, giving their tough conference foes a sizeable advantage. In spite of their low numbers and the fact that they lost the two games by a co...

In the Locker Room With Hannah Christiansen and Katie Skayhan

In the Locker Room With Hannah Christiansen and Katie Skayhan

September 12, 2014

This week, the Review sat down with Conservatory student-athletes Hannah Christiansen, fifth-year lacrosse and field hockey player, and Katie Skayhan, senior track and field member, to discuss how they manage their busy schedules, what they use their lockers for and the similarities between playing sports and music. What instrument do you play in the Conservatory? Hannah Christiansen: I study violin. Katie Skayhan: I am a singer, so I play my body. [Laughs] I’m a soprano, the highest voice t...

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