The Oberlin Review

Junior Grace Barlow battles past a defender from the Wittenberg University Tigers last Wednesday in Springfield, Ohio. Barlow led the Yeowomen past the Tigers with four goals and two assists in a 13–9 win to advance Oberlin to the North Coast Athletic Conference Finals for the first time since 2000.

Women’s Lacrosse Defeats Kenyon, Wittenberg

May 1, 2015

The women’s lacrosse team made history this week, defeating the Kenyon College Ladies and the Wittenberg University Tigers to earn a spot in the North Coast Athletic Conference championship game for the first time since 2000. Last Saturday, with a spot in the conference championship game on the line, the team came from behind to defeat Kenyon 13–11. After taking the lead with 3 minutes, 43 seconds left in regulation play, the Yeowomen held off the Ladies’ last-ditch efforts to seal the victory and...

Ishida Named NCAC Coach of the Year

Jackie McDermott, Staff Writer

May 1, 2015

The men’s tennis team earned a fourth-place finish at the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament, which concluded on April 26, capping off a 12–11 season. Head Coach Eric Ishida was named NCAC Coach of the Year following the tournament, while sophomore Ian Paik and first-year Michael Drougas also earned NCAC accolades. In the first match of the NCAC tournament, the fifth-seeded Yeomen earned an exciting 5–3 upset over the fourth-seeded Wabash College Little Giants. After falling 5–4 to the Little Giants during the regular season, the team made a statement in doubles competition, coming out strong with victories in the second and third flights. The second-flight pairing of Paik and Drougas kicked off an intense...

Sophomore Ian Paik prepares to return a shot in a game against the Allegheny College Gators last Saturday at the Don Hunsinger Courts. The Yeomen defeated the Gators 7–2 en route to the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships this weekend in Gambier, Ohio.

Men’s Tennis Beats Gators, Heads to Playoffs

April 27, 2015

The men’s tennis team bested conference rival the Allegheny College Gators 7–2 last Saturday to clinch the fifth seed in the upcoming North Conference Athletic Conference tournament. The Yeomen sent senior captain Soren Zeliger off with the program’s first win over Allegheny in 10 years on his Senior Day. The team, which fell to the Case Western Reserve University Spartans the next day, finished the regular season at 11–9 with a 2–1 record in the NCAC. The atmosphere was lively at the Do...

Senior co-captain Bronwen Schumacher takes on a Denison University Big Red defender last Saturday at the Austin E. Knowlton Athletic Complex. Schumacher, co-captain Kate Hanick and classmate Jodi Helsel were all honored in the team’s Senior Day ceremony prior to the game.

Denison Big Red Spoils Senior Day for Women’s Lacrosse

April 27, 2015

The women’s lacrosse team celebrated its Senior Day while playing the Denison University Big Red at the Austin E. Knowlton Athletic Complex last Saturday. The Yeowomen took an early lead and hung tight for most of the first half, but Denison pulled away soon after to clinch a 15–8 victory over Oberlin. The Big Red entered the contest ranked No. 3 in the North Coast Athletic Conference, their roster boasting midfielder Whitney Powell, who has the most assists in the conference. The Yeowomen ke...

Junior midfielder Matt Fox looks upfield during a 12–6 home loss to the Kenyon College Lords on Wednesday. The loss dropped the team’s record to 5–7 and marked the Yeomen’s 19th consecutive loss against the Lords.

Men’s Lacrosse Still Can’t Get by Kenyon

April 11, 2015

The men’s lacrosse team started off strong but ultimately fell to Kenyon College 12–6 on Wednesday night, as the Lords put seven unanswered goals past the Yeomen during the middle of the game. The loss extended Oberlin’s 19-year losing streak against Kenyon and effectively ended the Yeomen’s playoff hopes. “I think we were ready for the game, we were well-prepared; we just didn’t perform,” said senior captain and midfielder Sean Seaman. “We didn’t come out with enough energy and...

Senior captain Jesse Neugarten hits a layup against a defender from The College of Wooster last Saturday in Philips gym. The Yeomen concluded their season on Tuesday, finishing with an overall record of 10–16 and a conference record of 6–12.

Battling Bishops Knock Men’s Basketball Out of Playoffs

February 27, 2015

The men’s basketball team saw its season end in defeat when it fell 83–66 to the No. 1 team in the conference, the Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops, last Tuesday. The Yeomen had previously struggled against the Battling Bishops, falling 86–61 and 106–76 earlier in the season. Tuesday’s contest had the Yeomen struggling again, and though they played it close for much of the game, trailing the Bishops by three points late in the first half, the Bishops’ offensive surges kept the Yeomen at bay. ...

Senior guard Christina Marquette dribbles past a defender in an NCAC playoff game against Wittenberg University on Sunday. Marquette finishes her career holding the all-time scoring and rebound record for Oberlin women’s basketball as one of the most decorated players in the program’s history.

Despite Tough End, Future Bright for Women’s Basketball

February 27, 2015

The women’s basketball team saw its record-breaking season come to an end last Tuesday when the Yeowomen fell to the visiting Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops by a score of 75–58. A raucous crowd of 456 was in attendance to witness the Yeowomen’s first home playoff game since 1990. The Yeowomen hung tough with the Battling Bishops for over half the game, as junior Lindsey Bernhardt tied the game at 39 points with 17:53 to go in the second half with a three-pointer. It was all Bis...

First-year guard Tyler Parlor looks to make a pass against the visiting Allegheny College Gators.
Parlor notched her first career double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds against
Hiram College last Saturday. The Yeowomen are currently 10–5 in conference play and
14–10 overall.

Marquette Leads Women’s Basketball to OT Win

February 20, 2015

The women’s basketball team added to its record-breaking season last Saturday when it came from behind to beat the visiting Hiram College Terriers 76–72 in overtime. The win pushed the team’s overall record to 14–9 and its North Coast Athletic Conference record to 10–4, making it their best NCAC record ever. The Yeowomen began the game slowly, trailing by five at halftime, but they rode a 17-point second half by senior forward Christina Marquette to tie the game and eventually win in ...

Junior Maddy Dunn spikes the ball against the Franciscan University Barons earlier this season. The Yeowomen concluded their season last weekend with an overall record of 13–19.

Volleyball Takes 6th Place at NCAC Tournament

November 14, 2014

The volleyball team concluded its playoff run and 2014 season at the North Coast Athletic Conference tournament with an overall record of 13–19 last Saturday. The Yeowomen clinched one of seven spots in the tournament early last week and proceeded to take sixth place, falling to the Denison University Big Red in all three sets of the match. Despite the subpar results, Head Coach Erica Rau said she was satisfied with her team’s performance during the game against the Big Red. “We played Deni...

Sophomore Tyler Sloan kicks the ball in the team’s finale against the Kenyon College Ladies. The Yeowomen finished
their season with a 10–8 record.

Kenyon Quashes Women’s Soccer Playoff Dreams

November 7, 2014

The women’s soccer team saw its season come to a close last Saturday, Nov. 1, when the Kenyon College Ladies came out on top with a 2–0 victory. The Yeowomen needed the win to secure a spot in the North Coast Athletic Conference playoffs but were ultimately unable to walk away with the berth. The Yeowomen concluded their season with an overall record of 10–8 and 3–5 in conference play, more than doubling the wins from the 2013 season. In addition to beating Kenyon, the Yeowomen were banki...

Sophomore Meredith Leung gets ready to serve the ball in a game this season.
Leung was named NCAC Player of the Week last week.

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...

First-year Caitlin McCuskey rears back to kick the ball. The Yeowomen play their final regular season game this Saturday at 1 p.m.

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...

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