The Oberlin Review

Sophomore Receiver Paces Men’s Football

Sophomore Receiver Paces Men’s Football

November 7, 2014

With a roster of 22 first-years and a slew of season-ending injuries across all positions, the football team has struggled to produce winning results, heading into its final two games with a 2–6 record. Sophomore wide receiver Justin Cruz’s performance, however, has never wavered. Coming off of his first year with a total of 19 catches and 173 yards, the Pleasanton, CA, native has made leaps and bounds in his second season. With two games left to play, Cruz has already recorded 47 catches and...

Volleyball Qualifies for NCACs with Hot Streak

Volleyball Qualifies for NCACs with Hot Streak

October 31, 2014

The volleyball team defeated the College of Wooster Fighting Scots 3–0 on Saturday, exacting revenge on a Scots team that handed it a 3–1 defeat earlier this season. The win earned the Yeowomen a bid to the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships, which will be played from Nov. 7–9. On Wednesday, the Yeowomen faced the Hiram College Terriers on the road, falling in consecutive sets to push the team’s record to 11–16. The loss also moved its conference record to 2–6. Despite the l...

Win Streak Comes to End For Women’s Soccer

Win Streak Comes to End For Women’s Soccer

October 31, 2014

The women’s soccer team saw its nine-game winning streak come to an end over fall break as it plunged into the thick of North Coast Athletic Conference play, ultimately losing three of four games. The streak ended when the Yeowomen fell to the Allegheny College Gators 2–0 on Tuesday, Oct. 24. Their tough stretch continued with two subsequent conference losses to the DePauw University Tigers and the College of Wooster Fighting Scots, each 2–0. However, the team bounced back and defeated the Ohio Wesle...

Men’s Soccer Concludes Season Without Playoff Hopes

Men’s Soccer Concludes Season Without Playoff Hopes

October 31, 2014

The men’s soccer team came out on the losing end of a flurry of North Coast Athletic Conference games over fall break with three straight losses, moving its conference record to 2–4–1 and effectively eliminating any hope of advancing to the playoffs. Oberlin saw tough competition in contests against the DePauw University Tigers, the Denison University Big Red and the nationally ranked Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops, falling 2–1, 4–2 and 4–1, respectively. Despite the unpromis...

Men’s Soccer Team Falls in Second Conference Match

Men’s Soccer Team Falls in Second Conference Match

October 10, 2014

After making the trek to Crawfordsville, IN to play the Wabash College Little Giants, the men’s soccer team returned with its first North Coast Athletic Conference loss last Sunday, Oct. 5. The physical contest resulted in a 1–0 victory for the Little Giants, ultimately setting the Yeomen back to 1–1 in NCAC play and 4–5 overall. An early goal shook Oberlin’s rhythm in the 21st minute, and that was all it took for an undefeated Wabash to finish off the contest. The lone goal came from the foo...

Women’s Soccer Team Streaks Into Conference Play

Women’s Soccer Team Streaks Into Conference Play

October 10, 2014

The women’s soccer team defeated the visiting Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jackets last Thursday, finishing the last of its non-conference games with a victory and giving the team an eight-game winning streak. The Yeowomen came out strong against the Yellow Jackets, as first-year midfielder Gwennie Gardiner and sophomore forward Megan Herrmann quickly took advantage of a two-on-one situation and notched the game’s first goal just over eight minutes in. The goal came courtesy of Gardiner,...

Men’s Soccer Has Successful Start to Conference Play, Moves Record to 4–4

Men’s Soccer Has Successful Start to Conference Play, Moves Record to 4–4

October 3, 2014

The men’s soccer team began conference play with a bang last Saturday when it defeated its North Coast Athletic Conference foe the Wittenberg University Tigers 2–1 on Fred Shults Field. Unfortunately, the Yeomen were unable to build on the win and fell in double overtime to the Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jackets on Wednesday. In the win over the Tigers, Wertman volleyed in a corner kick from junior forward John Ingham in the 17th minute of the first half to give the Yeomen an early 1...

Sheldon Ends Career with Nationals Bid

Sheldon Ends Career with Nationals Bid

May 9, 2014

The women’s tennis team finished out its season in the North Coast Athletic Conference match at Kenyon College with a third place finish on April 27. The Yeowomen ended their year with a conference record of 3–0, improving on last year’s mark of 2–1. One of the most notable aspects of the weekend was the culmination of senior Brenna Sheldon’s conference play at Oberlin. After her four years, she sits in third place for individuals in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Region’s...

Yeomen’s Season Comes to Close in Crossover Play

Michaela Puterbaugh

May 9, 2014

The baseball team ended its season with three consecutive losses of 14–2, 13–6 and 4–1 against the DePauw University Tigers this past weekend in the North Coast Athletic Conference Crossover Series. With the losses, the Yeomen were eliminated from the conference tournament, and the Tigers will advance to Chillicothe, Ohio this weekend for the playoffs. “Obviously, it wasn't the result we wanted,” junior outfielder Andrew Hutson said. “DePauw came out and played the best series of their season and beat us, simple as that. No reason for us to be too down about it.” The Tigers set the pace in the first game of the series, scoring 14 runs before the Yeomen could get on the board. “We scored in each...

OBIE Awards to Honor College Athletes

Grace Barlow

May 9, 2014

As the semester winds down, student-athletes will trade in their uniforms for dress clothes as the athletic department hosts the third annual OBIE awards. The OBIEs are a way to look back at the 2013–2014 athletic seasons and recognize the successes of student-athletes who play on Oberlin’s 21 varsity teams. “It serves as a moment to create community while igniting enthusiasm and love for Oberlin Athletics,” said Delta Lodge Director of Athletics and Physical Education Natalie Winkelfoos. “It is our night as a department to thank our student-athletes for sharing their talents and intelligence with the College.” The OBIEs showcase student-athletes with nominations across different categories, such as...

In the Locker Room with Assistant Football Coaches Bob Saunders and Nate Cole

In the Locker Room with Assistant Football Coaches Bob Saunders and Nate Cole

May 9, 2014

This week, the Review sat down with first-year Assistant Football Coaches Nate Cole and Bob Saunders to discuss past jobs, what NFL players they’d like to coach and the new era of Oberlin football. What drew you to Oberlin? Bob Saunders: I had spent some time in Division III football at Washington University in St. Louis. That is also a very high academic school, and knowing the type of student-athletes that they had there, I figured it would be similar here, where there are extremely sm...

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...

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