By Nick Perry
Be prepared to spit out your coffee. Even if you’re not drinking any. Are you ready? The Oberlin football team…is 2-1! OC put up a school record of 622 yards of offense while steam-rolling Hiram 47-21 last weekend. Joey Zebelian ’11 passed 323 yards, hitting Danny Enright ’12 and Cory Kidd ’12 for 235 of those yards and two touchdowns. Drew Mixter ’12 rushed 108 yards on 15 carries, scoring once. If you’re not excited about this, you belong WAY too much at this school, and your patriotism and moral fiber may be called into question. This weekend is Homecoming against a nationally-ranked Wittenberg squad and we cannot be embarrassed. We have a winning football team now people, which means, as middle-Americans, we are all legally obliged to get obliterated on Natty Ice and hamburgers and yell obscenities at Wittenberg. International students: you’re exempted from the law, but we’d love to see you anyway.
THIS SATURDAY, 1 P.M. SAVAGE FIELD. TAILGATE STARTS AS SOON AS THE FIRST GRILL GETS THERE.
Men’s and Women’s XC
Both men’s and women’s XC participated in the Carnegie Mellon Invitational this past weekend. The men placed second out of a field of 16. Stephen Williams ’12 was the top runner for OC, placing 5th overall. He was immediately followed by two Obies, Derek Lange ’12 in 6th, and Eric Line ’13 in 7th.
The women placed first out of 14, led by first-year Molly Martorella in 5th place and Sara Terashima ’13 in 6th.
Next weekend, the teams head to the All-Ohio Championships in Cedarville.
Unfortunately, according to www.goyeo.com, the Yeowomen were strong enough to beat some Bishops, but then fell to other Ladies. I can only imagine what those other Ladies did to the Bishops. Since we last checked in, the team has dropped four of their last five, bringing their record to 2-15 (1-3 conference). The Yeowomen have two home matches coming up, October 2nd against Wittenberg (4 p.m.) and October 6th against Case Western (7 p.m.). Go show some support and get your Yeo Zone card punched! They’re giving you hats and shirts to watch cute girls in spandex spike balls–how can you say no?
Men’s and Women’s Tennis
The Women’s Tennis team traveled to Fredericksburg, VA last weekend for the ITA Regionals. Farah Leclerq ’13 led the Yeowomen, reaching the quarterfinals before falling to the second seed–some loser from Johns Hopkins. Leclerq and her doubles partner Ariel Lewis ’12 also reached the quarterfinals in the Championship Doubles Draw before losing to a couple of Washington & Lee bums.
The Men’s Tennis team began the 2010-11 campaign last weekend in Kalamazoo, MI at the ITA Regionals. Why one ITA Regional was in Virginia and one was in Michigan, I can’t answer. I speculate that they wanted to keep the boys far away from the girls, since everybody knows tennis players can’t keep their hands off each other. Highlights for the men were few and far between. Sam Towne ’12 was the only OC player to win a match, but he failed to advance to the elimination round. The Yeomen are home for the OC Invitational this weekend, so go check them out all weekend in the Heisman Club House.
My biggest regret of this week was accidentally deleting an email from somebody associated with the field hockey team offering $20 to help in an unspecified way at their Wooster game on Wednesday. I would honestly pay the team to let me chase their hallowed balls. It doesn’t matter that they’ve lost their last two games and fallen to 4-3 (1-3 conference), I am still convinced they have more heart than any OC team to ever exist. They will get back to their winning ways and continue owning other girls in skirts on Saturday against Earlham. THE GAME IS HOME! BE THERE! 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Coincidence that the football and field hockey teams play their homecoming games at more or less the same time? I think not! Methinks the football team is worried about field hockey’s dominance; getting a little scared they might steal some thunder. But hey, I’m a lover. I’m more than willing to support my kind and slur at every foreign team playing at Oberlin.
Men’s and Women’s Soccer
Things continue to look glum here. The Yeomen have dropped to 3-7 after two close losses to Muskingum (2-1) and Earlham (1-0) last week. The Earlham game was one of the most frustrating sporting events I’ve ever attended. Poor refereeing, countless missed OC chances, a very questionable non-offsides call on the lone goal of the game, and my go-to companion for games left after 25 minutes. It’s easier said than done, but the Yeomen have just got to stop hitting the post so many goddamn times. No joke, the uprights were hit six times against Earlham, and what could easily have been a blow-out victory is a measly loss. Somebody has to step up and become a bonafide finisher, but who’s it gonna be?
The OC Alumni Game is this weekend, and the Yeomen get back in action next Wednesday against Wooster at Fred Shults Field at 7 p.m.
The Yeowomen have struggled to a 2-8 record, losing the second most frustrating sporting event I’ve ever attended last Tuesday to Heidelberg. After coming back from deficits of 2-0 and 3-2 to force overtime, a point blank Heidelberg goal in the third minute of overtime ended their epic resilience. After another loss to Earlham, the Yeowomen bounced back with a 3-2 victory over Bluffton on Tuesday, powered by goals from Hannah Combe ’13, Ryann McChesney ’12, and Charlotte Istel ’14. The Yeowomen travel to Allegheny this weekend before returning home next Tuesday to take on Muskingum at Fred Shults Field at 7 p.m.