Of the Week
Palmer, a first-year goalkeeper on the Oberlin womens soccer
team, has been coming up big in the net for the Yeowomen this season.
In action last week and ealier this week, Palmer stood her ground
helping the Yeowomen to a get a win, loss and draw.
Last week in a game against Heidelberg, Palmer more than once came
up big in the net, making more than one game-saving stop, forcing
the game into overtime. Though the Yeowomen lost 2-1, having Palmer
in the net was a huge boost for the Yeowomen.
Over the weekend, Oberlin played Kenyon College to a 1-1 tie in
double overtime on Saturday and a 3-0 win on Sunday against LaRoche.
In the draw against Kenyon, Palmer stood strong, allowing only one
goal in regulation. In the overtimes, Palmer more than once stonewalled
the Ladies of Kenyon, keeping the game notched at one apiece.
Against LaRoche on Sunday, Palmer watched from the sidelines as
the Yeowomen pummeled LaRoche. The hardcore goalie was given the
day off to rest her ailing body. Against Kenyon, Palmer was taken
down scrambling for the ball.
Palmer will once again be between the posts on Saturday as the Yeowomen
take on Ohio Welseyan. Oberlin will take on the Lady Bishops at
2 p.m. on the North Fields.
The Yeowomen will also play at home on Tuesday October 2 against
Case Western Reserve University at 4:30 p.m. on the North Fields.
vs. Ohio Wesleyan University,
watch the mens soccer team as they take on the Ohio Wesleyan
Battling Bishops in a North Coast Athletic Conference game this
Saturday at North Fields. Get up, get some food and show the Yeomen
some mad Obie love. You know you want to, you big sports freak you!!!
the Locker Room with. . .
multi-sport athletes Tessa Stephens and Amber Coleman know what
it takes to get along on and off the court. These two roommates
definitely have a candid sense of humor.
where are you two from?
Im from Maple Heights, Ohio.
TS: Arlington, Massachusetts.
AC: Not Texas.
sports do you two play here?
Soccer and basketball.
AC: Volleyball, basketball and track.
this is your first year playing volleyball, whats it like?
Its cool, the people are fun.
TS: They are happy people, they wear spandex.
AC: Yeah, spandex.
TS: Do you shower with the team too?
AC: No, I only wear spandex with them.
TS: Sometimes I wish the soccer team wore spandex.
AC: (Looking at her shoe) I ran so fast I burnt my shoe off.
TS: Does that happen with any other clothes?
AC: Well there was this one time...
TS: Did you wear spandex in high school?
AC: No, I had problems with my butt. Its because my butt is
so much bigger than everything on my body. But look at me now, I
am a spandex freak.
So, Tessa, this is your first year playing soccer, how is that going?
Soccer is fun. Its a thinking mans game. Sometimes I
wish I could wear spandex, but I am afraid the other kids would
make fun of me.
AC: You dont have to be thin and sexy to wear spandex. But
Im not calling you fat.
AC: You can wear it at night when no one sees you.
TS: Yeah, in my room by myself.
AC: Ian, do you wear spandex?
AC: Only when Jesse [Kipp] isnt around so he can play twister.
What is it like rooming with each other?
We do a lot of stuff together, but not everything because thats
TS: Its roommate burnout.
AC: Even in basketball season when we are together 24/8 its
Well, we dont see each other that much because Tessa is out
till like 2 a.m. and she says she is at the library, but I
think the library closes at 12. So thats two hours that I
dont know what she is doing.
TS: Its the late night study lounge.
AC: Its called a bar Tessa! Do you have a problem? We can
go to AA together.
AC: But she always gets up before I do. There must be something
in her Folgers. If anyone sees her out at night please tell her
to come home because we love her.
TS: Its not like I dont hear you in your room when I
get home Amber. Its a fricken freeway, guys coming and going.
AC: Damn, my secret is out.
you two have any nicknames for each other?
Tessa is T$.
TS: Amber is Pimp.
AC: Yeah, Im a pimp. I mack all the hoes.
So you two really seem to get along.
Yeah, Amber is easy to live with... Oh man, everyone is going to
protest this interview.
AC: You can put that I eat meat in there, too.
TS: I ate your frog.
AC: Not Max!.. Which one?
TS: Both of them.
AC: You arent ever babysitting again.
two have pets?
We have two pets a frog and a frog in progress.
TS: What are we gonna name the other frog?
AC: The volleyball team protested me taking Max from his natural
forgets what she is saying and begins to look at her socks.
Look at my socks. I used to have two pairs of black ones like this,
but I cut up one of the other pairs so now I have this pair and
grey ones. These are K-Mart socks.
is now looking at her socks.
My socks are Nike. Mine are made in sweat-shops. People are going
to protest. I think I am just going to wrap my feet in leaves.
back to the frog.
Yeah, what are we going to name it?
AC: We are going to name it Ian Jimmy.
and Amber go back to the subject of their socks.
These socks only have two stripes. Adidas has three so these are
you two ever pulled any pranks?
Well, today I was in the shower and I had just gotten out when this
guy got in. I was drying off with my towel and he left his towel
hanging on a hook outside of the shower so I took his towel. I went
back to the bathroom to see if he was done and he was standing there
with paper towels pressed to him, front and back. He came to our
room to get his towel and the paper towels in the back fell off.
I know he is going to get me back though.
TS: It was a quality prank.
AC: And he responded in a quality manner.
If only every interview were this easy. But watch what these two