The Oberlin Review
<< Front page Sports September 8, 2006

Yeowomen Soccer Return From California Adventure

The Oberlin women’s soccer team reported for a week of preseason before embarking on a sunny trip to southern California to play two games, train and sight-see. The team returned with valuable playing experience against tough West Coast competition.

On September 2, Oberlin played the College of St. Catherine from Minnesota. According to sophomore forward Nora Lewis, both teams were fairly even in possession and shots, but St. Catherine scored in the second half. Oberlin put on a strong fight at the end of the game but were unable to put one in. The Yeowomen lost 1-0.

The following day the Yeowomen played Pomona-Pitzer. Both teams fought hard in the first half as Oberlin played close defense on their opponents aggressive attack.

At halftime it was 0-0, but the Sagehens broke through 26 minutes into the second half and eventually scored five on the Yeowomen. Fatigue mixed with the California heat also played a factor in the second game.

Oberlin played Adrian on Wednesday, losing 1-0 at home in a close game. The team will play two games at home this weekend in the Oberlin College Classic against Hanover College and Thomas More College.


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