The Oberlin Review

Oberlin Rhinos Hunt for Success

Julie Schreiber

April 8, 2016

Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

The Rhinos, Oberlin’s women and trans rugby team, returned from their first spring tournament on Saturday covered in mud and bruises but happy to have finally put their practices to good use in a proper scrum. In their first of three tournaments in their spring season, the Rhinos faced tough competition in Tiffin University and Ohio Wesleyan University, coming away with losses across the board. However, sophomore Leah Cohen said that winning wasn’t the goal this weekend, it was for the team to have the chance to play together outside for the first time this semester and test their skills. “We had a really great time,” Cohen said. “We played well as a team, and it felt like everyone really wanted to be...

In The Locker Room With Shelby Raynor, Leah Cohen and Joey Velez

In The Locker Room With Shelby Raynor, Leah Cohen and Joey Velez

November 13, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with captains of the Rhinos — Oberlin’s women’s and trans’ rugby team — junior Shelby Raynor and sophomore Leah Cohen. The Review also spoke with captain of the Gruffs — the men’s rugby team — junior Joey Velez and senior player-coach Dustin French (not pictured). The four athletes discussed their rugby careers at Oberlin, their club sports experience and their most memorable team moments. Did you play rugby for the first time at Oberlin? Shelby Raynor:...

In the Locker Room with Kaïa Austin, Carmen Wolcott and Kanti Keislar

In the Locker Room with Kaïa Austin, Carmen Wolcott and Kanti Keislar

April 27, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with members of the women’s and trans rugby team, the Rhinos, senior Kanti Keislar, first-year Carmen Wolcott and junior Kaïa Austin, to discuss the unique culture of the rugby team, why they enjoy the sport and their favorite team traditions. How’s the season going so far? Kanti Keislar: I think that the tournament that we had this weekend was the best we’ve played all semester. We had a disadvantage compared to a lot of the other teams because we are the...

Rhinos Hone Skills During Relaxed Spring Season

Rhinos Hone Skills During Relaxed Spring Season

April 18, 2014

The women and trans*inclusive rugby team is gearing up for the stretch run of its spring season. While the Rhinos’ official season is in the fall, the team continues playing friendly matches in the spring. The Rhinos are coming off an up and down fall season, in which they went 2–2. This semester, the team competed in a tournament at Hiram College on Saturday, Feb. 22, as well as a friendly match against the Kent State University rugby club. The February tournament resulted in two wins...

Rhinos Defeat Hiram

Sarah Kahl

May 3, 2013

Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, SPORTS

The Rhinos, Oberlin's female rugby team, had an impressive win against Hiram College this week. They scored five tries and two kicks for a total of 29 points against Hiram, who scored 22. "We played really well," said senior captain Katie Lemoine, who also mentioned how all eight Rhinos scored a point. “This was definitely one of our best games yet — we all played together.” The team’s game last week against Kenyon College was phenomenal as well. “The marching band was there and the bagpipes came out to play while we were warming up," said Lemoine. The game against Kenyon was also the “Rugby Prom,” where both teams bought cheap dresses and then played in them. “This year we were the Rocky Ho...

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