The Oberlin Review

Yeowomen Fall Just Short at NCAC Championships

Yeowomen Fall Just Short at NCAC Championships

May 9, 2014

Last weekend, Oberlin hosted the North Coast Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Conference Championships.The men’s team finished fourth in the competition, while the Yeowomen placed second for the sixth year in the row. The Yeowomen earned 124 points, falling only to Ohio Wesleyan University, who finished with 229 points.The men’s team finished with 61 points as Wabash College took home first place with a total of 282 points. Although the teams did not finish on top, they were...

In The Locker Room with Josh Urso, Jimmy Taylor and Jerry Choi

In The Locker Room with Josh Urso, Jimmy Taylor and Jerry Choi

May 2, 2014

This week the Review sat down with men’s track and field runners senior Jimmy Taylor, junior Jerry Choi and sophomore Josh Urso to discuss breaking school records, pole vaulting and pre-race rituals. How is the season going so far? Jimmy Taylor: It’s been going really well. We have had a lot of people making consistent progress throughout the season, which to me is a mark of how the season is going. Jerry Choi: I am definitely seeing a lot of improvements — every week I see new perso...

Yeomen Beat Spartans in Hutson Walk-Off

Yeomen Beat Spartans in Hutson Walk-Off

May 2, 2014

Last Sunday the Yeomen played the Case Western Reserve University Spartans in a doubleheader, winning the first game in walk-off fashion and losing the second in a blowout. The Spartans are a nationally ranked team and first in their conference, so the Yeomen knew they were in for a challenging set of games. “A lot of teams tend to psych themselves out before playing tougher opponents,” first-year Justin Cruz said. “The fact that we came out and didn't let their good reputation affect...

Yeowomen Fall Short to Fighting Scots

Yeowomen Fall Short to Fighting Scots

May 2, 2014

With the final seed in the North Coast Athletic Conference tournament on the line, the women’s lacrosse team dropped its last game to The College of Wooster Fighting Scots on Saturday by a score of 11–15. The Yeowomen concluded their season with an overall record of 8–5, including a 3–5 record in conference play. The annual Senior Day festivities preceded Saturday’s contest, as the team honored the six graduating seniors on the team. The Yeowomen held their own against the Fighting Scots...

Tennis Sends Off Senior with Victory

Sloane Garelick

May 2, 2014

Last weekend the tennis team closed out their spring season with a win and a loss in the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament. The team finished its season with a 12–13 record, going 1–3 in conference play. As the fifth-seeded team in the tournament, the Yeomen took on the fourth-seeded team, the Allegheny College Gators in the quarterfinals last Friday. Unfortunately, the match ended with a 5–0 loss for the Yeomen. With its season the line, the coaches made some changes to the team’s usual lineup, hoping to achieve better results. “We felt it gave us the best opportunity to win the match, and unfortunately the gamble didn't pay off,” said senior Charles Marks. The Gators, ranked No.11 in the regi...

Mixed 11–23 Season Draws to a Close

Mixed 11–23 Season Draws to a Close

May 2, 2014

After a 0–2 loss in the first of two games, the softball team responded with a convincing 9–3 victory over Allegheny College Wednesday, April 23. With the win, the Yeowomen set a school record, going 5–11 in North Coast Athletic Conference play. “Winning that game allowed us to break the record for most conference wins in school history,” said Head Coach Mimi Mahon. “We actually knocked Allegheny out of the conference tournament with our win against them.” After the low-scoring...

Yeowomen Head to NCAC Tournament

Yeowomen Head to NCAC Tournament

April 25, 2014

The women’s tennis team won its seventh consecutive match last Saturday when it beat the Allegheny College Gators 7–2, advancing its conference record to a perfect 3–0. This victory pushed the team’s regular season record to 11–8 overall. Its next match will come in the first round of the NCAC tournament. “I’d attribute our recent success against conference teams to the hard work we put in as a team over spring break,” junior Grace Porter said. “Close losses to some of the top...

Yeomen Finish Strong with a Win Over Fighting Scots

Yeomen Finish Strong with a Win Over Fighting Scots

April 25, 2014

The men’s lacrosse team defeated The College of Wooster Fighting Scots in an exhilarating 10–6 win in its season finale on April 19. The Yeomen conclude their season 8–6 overall and 3–4 in the North Coast Athletic Conference. Sophomore Alex Wagman led the Yeomen’s offense with four goals and four assists. Wagman finished the season with 50 points, 30 goals and 20 assists. Sophomore Nick Lobely also contributed to the victory over the Fighting Scots with three goals and one assist, giving...

Baseball Ready for NCAC Crossover Play

Baseball Ready for NCAC Crossover Play

April 25, 2014

The Yeomen split their doubleheader against The College of Wooster Fighting Scots on their Senior Day this past Saturday. The Yeomen won the first game 3–2 but fell to the Scots 4–2 in 10 innings in the second game. In the opener, senior Mike McDonald secured his sixth win of the year by striking out eight and allowing only six hits and two runs in what was his team-leading fifth complete game. Saturday’s game marked McDonald’s 15th career win for Oberlin, just one short of tying the school...

Track and Field Shines at Kenyon Invitational

Suzanna Doak

April 25, 2014

Last weekend the track and field team traveled to Gambier, OH, for the Kenyon College invitational. There they competed against eleven other colleges, including challenging competitors Ohio Wesleyan University, The College of Wooster, Ohio Northern University and Otterbein University. The women placed second overall with a total score of 107.5, falling only to Ohio Wesleyan by 7.5 points. The Yeomen finished in 8th place out of 14 with a total of 48 points. “It was a wonderful step forward as we move toward the conference meet,” said Head Track and Field Coach Ray Appenheimer. “It’s the time of year where you want to see people throwing farther, jumping higher, and that’s exactly what we saw; there was so...

Oberlin Spoils DePauw’s 8–0 Conference Record

Oberlin Spoils DePauw’s 8–0 Conference Record

April 18, 2014

After losing 12 of its previous 13 games, the softball team beat the DePauw University Tigers twice last Saturday on its home field. The Yeowomen won 5–2 in walk-off fashion in the first game, and seized a 6–3 win in the second game. The pair of victories put an end to the team’s slump and spoiled the Tigers’ formerly perfect North Coast Athletic Conference record. The Yeowomen’s record now sits at 6–16 overall and 3–7 in the NCAC. “Beating DePauw did not look that different...

Yeomen Trounce Tigers on Senior Day

Yeomen Trounce Tigers on Senior Day

April 18, 2014

After three consecutive losses dropped its record below .500, the men’s lacrosse team defeated the DePauw University Tigers on Saturday and the Hiram College Terriers on Wednesday to push its record to 7–6. On the heels of a 9–13 loss to Wittenberg University the previous week, the Yeomen faced the Tigers hoping to rebound. Ultimately, they were successful and came away with a 17–4 victory. “DePauw was a great win for us,” said sophomore defender Matthew Basile. “It’s always...

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