The Oberlin Review

Yeomen Bested by Nationally Ranked Kenyon Lords

Suzanna Doak

April 18, 2014

Last Monday, the Yeomen battled the Kenyon College Lords at home. Though both teams fought hard, in the end the Lords bested the Yeomen 9–0. In doubles play, first-year Ian Paik and junior Soren Zeliger fought for the top seat, but fell just short, losing 6–8. Heading into the meet, the Yeomen knew they would have their hands full with a talented Kenyon team. “The biggest challenge going into it was probably their name and history as a program, leading us to give them more respect than we should have,” Paik said. “They’re a top 15 team in the nation that has some of the best players headlining their lineup and very little drop from their 1 to 6.” In the No. 2 match, sophomore Callan Louis and...

Second Half Struggles Doom Yeowomen Against Allegheny

Sarena Malsin

April 18, 2014

The women’s lacrosse team has played well recently, winning two of its last three games to push its record to 7–3. The Yeowomen defeated the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops 10–9 on April 9 and trounced the Washington & Jefferson College Presidents by a score of 18–3 on Saturday afternoon. On Thursday night, the team’s winning streak ended as they fell to 15–9 to the Allegheny College Gators. The Yeowomen’s win against the Presidents came with ease; Head Coach Lynda McCandlish referred to it as “not a challenge — a stress free game.” Ten different Yeowomen scored to secure the victory. “This shows how much depth we have and the wide range of skills the whole team possesses,”...

In The Locker Room with Erin Johnson, Brenna Sheldon and Grace Porter

In The Locker Room with Erin Johnson, Brenna Sheldon and Grace Porter

April 11, 2014

This week the Review sat down with women’s tennis players senior Brenna Sheldon, junior Grace Porter and sophomore Erin Johnson to discuss their recent spring break trip, past seasons’ success and what drew them to Oberlin. What are your thoughts on the season thus far? Brenna Sheldon: I think our season has been pretty good so far. We have had our ups and our downs; spring break was really tough. We played top teams in the nation, and that was good for us, apparently, but really hard. Giv...

Track and Field Sets NCAC Records

Taylor Swift

April 11, 2014

The Oberlin College track and field teams lit up the track this weekend during the annual Bob Kahn Invitational, hosted at Oberlin, on Saturday. Instead of the usual NCAC opponents, this weekend the Yeomen competed with nationally ranked and Division II schools. The Yeowomen powered through to place third out of six teams with 121 points, while the Yeomen came in fourth out of five teams with a total of 134.83 points. The field events started off the meet, and de spite the adverse weather conditions, both squads excelled in their respective events. On the women’s side, sophomore Larisa Lewis earned a season best in the shot with a throw of 11.65 meters, which put her in third place at the meet and was a top mark...

Yeomen Take 3 of 4 From Kenyon Lords

Yeomen Take 3 of 4 From Kenyon Lords

April 11, 2014

This past weekend, the baseball team headed to Gambier, Ohio, to play the Kenyon College Lords in a four game league series. The Yeomen won the series 3–1, only dropping their third game by a score of 1–2. This win marks their fifth conference win of the season and is an improvement over last season’s series loss to the Lords. In the first game on Saturday, the Yeomen defeated the Lords 11–1, as senior captain and pitcher Mike McDonald had a career-best performance, throwing a complete...

Yeowomen Rebound Against OWU Bishops

Yeowomen Rebound Against OWU Bishops

April 11, 2014

Though they maintained a convincing lead for the majority of the game, the women’s lacrosse team ultimately fell just short of beating DePauw University in a 14–13 result on Saturday, April 5. The Tigers trailed the Yeowomen at the midway point but came out strong in the latter half of the game. The Tigers’ late surge put the team in a position to ultimately secure the win over Oberlin. Early in the contest, the Yeowomen dominated and appeared as if they would walk away with their second...

Athletics Hops on Albino Squirrel Bandwagon 

Athletics Hops on Albino Squirrel Bandwagon 

March 7, 2014

On New Year’s Day, the Athletics department unleashed a new mascot: a hyper-muscular, blood-thirsty, red-eyed albino squirrel. The furry fellow has slowly made its way onto the apparel and equipment of Oberlin’s various sports teams, including basketball warm-up jerseys, golf balls and men’s lacrosse shirts and helmets. “Everyone was already using it,” said Senior Associate Director of Athletics Creg Jantz, referring to the squirrel’s presence in the Admissions Office and around the...

In the Locker Room with Sean Seaman, Mickey Fiorillo and Paul Paschke

In the Locker Room with Sean Seaman, Mickey Fiorillo and Paul Paschke

March 7, 2014

This week the Review sat down with men’s lacrosse seniors Paul Paschke and Mickey Fiorillo and junior Sean Seaman to discuss beating The College of Wooster, squash court locker rooms and their forgotten fourth housemate.  How is the season going so far? Paul Paschke: Mickey, what’s our record? Sean Seaman: Two and 0. Mickey Fiorillo: Two and 0, whoo! SS: I think we’re playing well. Last year we were a super young team, but this year we have more experience as a team and we...

Seasoned Squad Splits Season Opener

Seasoned Squad Splits Season Opener

March 7, 2014

The women’s softball team brought home its first win, splitting against the Maryville College Scots last Saturday. The Yeowomen sealed the first game 2–4, but fell 9–6 to the Scots in the second game. In the first game, the Scots scored first, plating one in the first inning, but the Yeowomen quickly bounced back with two runs in the top of the third inning. The first run was scored by first-year Sami Mericle who tallied a total of three hits in her first collegiate game, tying junior Katie...

Top Scorers Return to Assist Yeomen

Top Scorers Return to Assist Yeomen

March 7, 2014

Despite numerous problems stemming from bad Northeast Ohio weather, the men’s lacrosse team won its first two games of the season last week. During the games, the Yeomen employed talent from a large part of the squad, scoring 13 goals from eight different players against the University of Mount Union Purple Raiders. 11 of those goals came from returning players. Junior and starting goalkeeper Erickson Andrews played all but 10 minutes and along with his replacement, sophomore Josh Kasten,...

In the Locker Room with Phoebe Hammer and Simone Brodner

In the Locker Room with Phoebe Hammer and Simone Brodner

February 28, 2014

This week the Review sat down with senior women’s lacrosse captains Phoebe Hammer and Simone Brodner to discuss how the team has changed over the years, what it’s like being seniors and how they feel about Kenyon College’s mascot. What are your expectations for this season? SB: I think this is the best we’ve ever looked at this time in my years here — and it is hard to say because we don’t know how other teams in our conference have been preparing — but I feel really good about o...

Young Roster Sparks Hope for Yeowomen Lacrosse

Young Roster Sparks Hope for Yeowomen Lacrosse

February 28, 2014

With eight days until the season officially commences, the women’s lacrosse team is busy preparing for its upcoming attempt at a conference title. The Yeowomen welcome nine rookies this year alongside new head coach Lynda McCandlish and new assistant coach Rosie Knisley. Included in the group of first years are influential newcomers Alexa L’Insalata and Sara Phister. The two fill important gaps in the roster as key goalkeeper and skilled drawer respectively. Junior co-captain Kate Hanick believes...

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