The Oberlin Review

Historic Season from Rauchle Not Enough for Yeowomen

Historic Season from Rauchle Not Enough for Yeowomen

May 11, 2018

The women’s lacrosse team’s season came to a close in their matchup against the College of Wooster Fighting Scots in the North Coast Athletic Conference Semi-Finals last Wednesday. While the Yeowomen had hoped to return to the NCAC Championships after playing one of the best seasons in program history last year, they had no answer for the Fighting Scots’ relentless attack, losing 14–11. While senior midfielder and NCAC Offensive Player of the Year Natalie Rauchle — who will surely go dow...

Yeowomen Remain Perfect in NCAC After Beating Bishops

Yeowomen Remain Perfect in NCAC After Beating Bishops

April 20, 2018

The women’s lacrosse team defeated the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops 16–4 Tuesday, bringing them to 9–3 for the season and a perfect 5–0 in North Coast Athletic Conference play. The win followed a 20–3 victory against the DePauw University Tigers last Saturday, as the Yeowomen currently sit at number two in the conference. Head Coach Lynda McCandlish affirmed that the Yeowomen have taken this season game-by-game in their pursuit of a conference championship. “I think the g...

Scoring Uptick Highlights Season Goals for Yeowomen

Scoring Uptick Highlights Season Goals for Yeowomen

March 30, 2018

The women’s lacrosse team fell to the University of Mount Union Purple Raiders 13–7 Wednesday evening. After losing in the North Coast Athletic Conference Championship game last year, the Yeowomen have lofty expectations this season. Despite Wednesday’s loss, they’ve also largely delivered thus far, winning their first conference game against the Wittenberg University Tigers 18–15 Saturday following a two-game road trip to Colorado College. “We have big goals [for this season],” Hea...

Yeowomen Seek Redemption After 2017 NCAC Championship Loss

Alex McNicoll and Alexis Dill, Sports Editors

February 23, 2018

Filed under Lacrosse, SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Varsity Spring

The women’s lacrosse team had one of their most successful seasons in school history last spring. After starting off strong with an eight-game winning streak, the Yeowomen earned a 14–2 record and made it to the North Coast Athletic Conference championship, in which they lost to Denison University 10–15. Under the leadership of senior captains and midfielders Natalie Rauchle and Sydney Garvis, the 2018 squad — which added on six first-years and two walk-on sophomores — are gearing up to take on the challenge of not just matching, but exceeding last year’s success. In 2017, three All-Great Lakes Region honorees — goalie Alexa L’Insalata, midfielder Sloane Garelick, and attack Sara Phister — graduated. ...

Yeowomen Battle Past Gators in Conference Semis

Yeowomen Battle Past Gators in Conference Semis

May 5, 2017

Hosting their first playoff game since a playoff reformatting in 2003, the Yewomen defeated the Allegheny College Gators 13–8 in the NCAC semifinals Wednesday. With the win, Oberlin punched a ticket to its second conference championship in three years, where they will face the No. 1 seeded Denison University Big Red. The Big Red are responsible for the Yeowomen’s only loss this season. “Our coach has this favorite saying, which is ‘any given day,’” said first-year Eliza Amber, who...

See You Later, Gators: Lax Wins 14–3

See You Later, Gators: Lax Wins 14–3

April 14, 2017

Despite a hot start bolstered by a crowd of boisterous fans, the women’s lacrosse team suffered its first loss of the season 15–12 against the Denison University Big Red in a tense back-and-forth contest last Saturday. Oberlin quickly bounced back though, securing a 14–3 win against the Allegheny College Gators Tuesday night. Now 9–1 overall and 3–1 in conference play, Oberlin sits comfortably in second in the North Coast Athletic Conference. “The first real competition we saw was Den...

Women’s Lacrosse Remains Undefeated

Women’s Lacrosse Remains Undefeated

March 31, 2017

After a month of competition, women’s lacrosse stands alone as the only undefeated team in the North Coast Athletic Conference. The squad is ranked first in conference standings, and its 7–0 record includes a resounding 16–5 win over The College of Wooster, Oberlin’s first win over the Fighting Scots since since 2000. “I’d attribute our strong start to our drive to win and our well-rounded team,” sophomore midfielder Hayley Drapkin said. “On this team, this year, every player can...

Women’s Lacrosse Dominates Openers

Women’s Lacrosse Dominates Openers

March 10, 2017

Women’s lacrosse continued its hot start to the 2017 season Saturday with a 22–2 win over the Kalamazoo College Hornets. Led by junior Natalie Rauchle, who scored five goals, 10 different Yeowomen tallied goals. The Yeowomen were also victorious yesterday, defeating the Otterbein University Cardinals 19–4 to improve their overall record to 3–0. Rauchle continued her dominant start to the season by tallying three goals to move her team-leading total to 12, while junior Sydney Garvis, sen...

Player of the Week: Maggie Mullard

Player of the Week: Maggie Mullard

April 1, 2016

Women’s lacross junior attacker Maggie Mullard raises her stick for a stick check after scoring a goal March 2 against the Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jackets. Mullard scored a game-high four goals in the Yeowomen’s 12–7 win against the Otterbein University Cardinals Wednesday in Westerville, Ohio. The Boxford, MA, native also chipped in three draw controls, a ground ball and two caused turnovers. The Yeowomen are currently 6–3 overall this season and 1–0 in the North Coast Athleti...

In the Locker Room with Grace Barlow and Suzanna Doak

In the Locker Room with Grace Barlow and Suzanna Doak

February 19, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with women’s lacrosse team seniors Grace Barlow and Suzanna Doak to discuss their season on the heels of last year’s North Coast Athletic Conference runner-up title, away-game bus shenanigans and their feelings about the end of their college la­crosse careers. How do you see last sea­son’s success impacting this season? Suzanna Doak: I think it will [impact this season] in a very big way. I think we’re all pretty charged up off our success from la...

Women’s Lacrosse Falls Short in NCAC Championship

Women’s Lacrosse Falls Short in NCAC Championship

May 8, 2015

The Denison University women’s lacrosse team offensively dominated the first half of the North Coast Athletic Conference championship against the Yeowomen last Saturday, scoring eight goals within 20 minutes and holding Oberlin to just three. The Big Red’s scoring momentum, paired with its solid defensive efforts, carried over into the second half, and the team tacked on six more goals to take home the conference title, winning 14–7. For the Yeowomen, advancing to the conference championship ...

Women’s Lacrosse Defeats Kenyon, Wittenberg

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...

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