The Oberlin Review

Senior attacker Maureen Coffey prepares for a shot. The Yeowomen will look to secure their first win in their home-opener against Earlham College Saturday at 11 a.m.

Field Hockey Takes Hits on Road

September 16, 2016

The field hockey team has taken some hard falls. The Yeowomen were shut out 5–0 in their fourth game of the season on Tuesday against North Coast Athletic Conference rivals, the Kenyon College Ladies, in Gambier, Ohio. Despite holding an overall record of 0–4, 0–2 in conference play, Oberlin looks to an upcoming home game for a chance to earn its first win. The Yeowomen will face the Earlham College Quakers on Saturday at 11 a.m. and look to avenge a 3–0 loss in 2015. That loss came as...

Junior forward Tim Williams dribbles away from a Heidelberg University defender. Oberlin defeated Heidelberg 3–1 in its season opener. The Yeomen now hold a 1–1 record.

Men’s Soccer Splits Opening Games

September 9, 2016

Men’s soccer split its season openers against the Heidelberg University Student Princes and the Ohio Northern University Polar Bears last week. The Yeomen pulled away with 3–1 victory against the Princes last Saturday at home, but fell short on the road just two days later with a 4–0 loss to the Polar Bears. In Saturday’s contest against Heidelberg, the Yeomen’s early momentum set the Student Princes back for most of the game. “After a rough patch in the very beginning, we got in...

Senior setter Meredith Leung prepares for a rally alongside junior defensive specialist Lola Gatti. After opening their season in a four-game tournament at La Roche College in Pittsburgh, the Yeowomen are 2–2.

Yeowomen Muster Quick Turnaround in Pittsburgh Play

September 9, 2016

This past weekend, the women’s volleyball team travelled to Pittsburgh to play a total of four games over the course of two days. The Yeowomen split the weekend series recording two wins and two losses. The first loss was a close match against the Washington & Jefferson Presidents on Friday that ended in a score of 3–2. Despite the final score, the Yeowomen dominated the majority of the game and fought through some challenges throughout the match. “We were actually beating them pretty...

Senior E.J. Douglass glides past an opponent from Ohio Northern University at the Wooster Invitational Sept. 1. Douglass tied for first in the four mile with sophomore Grant Sheely. Both finished in 21:42.1.

Cross Country Dominates Wooster Meet

September 9, 2016

The men’s and women’s cross country teams returned home laden with medals after outstanding showings at the Wooster Invitational in Wooster, Ohio, last Thursday. The invitational, a non-scoring annual meet, featured runners from The College of Wooster, Oberlin and Baldwin Wallace University. While this is a contest that Oberlin regularly dominates, Head Coach Ray Appenheimer said he believes this year’s success was the “best team performance” at Wooster he had seen in years, referencing...

Sexism in Sports Extends Beyond Olympics Coverage

Maureen Coffey, Business Manager

September 2, 2016

This summer, like many of you, I watched the Rio Olympics. As the games wore on, I was happy to see many of my Oberlin peers enraged by the blatantly sexist remarks by reporters and the subpar treatment of female athletes. It is terrible to watch Katinka Hosszú have her successes attributed to her male coach and husband, as suggested by NBC commentator Dan Hicks. It’s equally enraging to hear Rowdy Gaines, also of NBC, say that Katie Ledecky is good at swimming because “she swims like a man.” Hearing announcers say that the best gymnastics team in the world looked like they should be in a shopping mall because of their excited chatter should upset most viewers. I know just how real what Katie Ledecky, Simone...

Senior center midfielder Tyler Sloan fends off a Case Western Reserve University Spartan during the women’s soccer home opener on Thursday. The Yeowomen fell to the Spartans 1–0.

Palmer Set to Build on Coaching Success

September 2, 2016

Women’s soccer Head Coach Dan Palmer relies on three central tenets to push his team to reach its potential: hard work, relentless competitiveness and camaraderie. This mantra has turned the program around 180 degrees in Palmer’s first three years with the Athletics department. In just three seasons with the Yeowomen, Palmer and his squad have tallied 21 wins — in the five seasons before, the team struggled to win just 18 games. This year’s squad, which is upperclassmen-heavy, will look to...

Play for Pride, Not Points in Olympic Tennis

September 2, 2016

What does a combination of pure joy and absolute disbelief look like? The look on Mónica Puig’s face as she flung her neon yellow Babolat Pure Aero onto hallowed Olympic ground, raised two fists in the air and marveled at her unbelievable achievement. The scrappy, passionate 22-year-old, ranked number 35 in the world at the start of Olympic tennis, had just become the Cinderella champion of a draw laden with major champions, including four-time gold medalist Serena Williams. As Puig sank to the ground in amazement, she rejoiced not due to any gain in Women’s Tennis Association ranking points that would rocket her to the top of the tour, but because she was overwhelmed with the weight of the pride she had brought...

Students and community members utilize the equipment on the second floor of Philips gym. The new gym, which is located in the basement of South Hall, will open this Saturday.

New South Campus Gym Promotes Community Fitness

March 9, 2014

South Campus’s new 24-hour fitness center located in the basement of South Hall is scheduled to open this Saturday. Administrators and students say they are optimistic that the new athletic facility will increase access to health and wellness resources. “You’ll be able to look out onto the bowl as you work out,” said Dean of Students Eric Estes. “It’s going to be fantastic. It’s going to be a large space. There will be a matted space where you can hold yoga and Pilates classes and...

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