Two swings of the bat went a long way in helping Yale stay alive in the race for the Ivy League North Division title. Madison Sack’s three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning lifted the Bulldogs to a 3-2 win over Dartmouth in the first game of a doubleheader. Laina Do then belted a grand slam in the fifth inning of the second game as Yale completed the sweep with a 6-3 win.
The No. 1 Yale women’s sailing team qualified for the Intercollegiate Sailing Association National Semifinals this weekend after a solid third place finish at the Reed Trophy, the New England Championship.
On the final day of competition at the War Eagle Invitational, Kyle Macauley, Vincent Vaughns, Marc-Andre Alexandre and Alex McIntyre teamed up to break a 48-year-old Yale record and set the fifth-fastest time in Ivy League history.
This evening, the Yale women’s track and field team competed at the Virginia Challenge, a highly prestigious meet hosted by the University of Virginia. Competitors needed to have reached a selective qualifying mark to even be able to toe the line at this meet. Most notably, senior Frances Schmiede broke her own record in the 1,500-meter run at the Virginia Challenge, as well as one of the top times in the nation thus far in the season.
Following a resilient performance against No. 26 Cornell on Saturday, the Yale men's tennis team faced off against Columbia away from home on Sunday. Given Columbia’s position as joint league leaders and highest-ranked team in the conference, the Bulldogs entered the match as considerable underdogs; and although the Elis forced close matches across the board, they ultimately fell 5-2 as the Lions earned their fourth consecutive Ivy League title. As has been a recurring theme this season, Tyler Lu and Dylan King emerged as star players on the day, with both players notching singles victories over tough opponents.
Orlando, Fla.— The Yale women's golf team saved their best for last, giving their strongest team performance on the final day of the Ivy League Championship, ending round three with a team score of 303. Two of Yale's golfers placed within the top 20 golfers. Freshman Beryl Wang was the top golfer for the Bulldogs, with an 12th place finish. Close behind, sophomore Julie Luo placed 18th.
After coming into the second round trailing first-place Harvard by five strokes, the Yale men's golf team slipped to fourth place following a 17-over performance on Saturday. The Bulldogs' (298) posted the lowest score of any of team in the field besides last-place Brown (622) who shot 26-over on the day.
The many former Yale players that came out for Alumni Day at DeWitt Family Field saw the current Bulldogs put on an offensive show. Yale scored 10 runs on nine hits en route to a 10-2, five-inning victory over Ivy League North Division leader Dartmouth in the second game of a doubleheader.
Orlando, Fla.— During the second round of play, the Yale women’s golf team improved drastically from the previous day’s performance. They earned a day two score of 315, for a tournament score of 649. Freshman Beryl Wang continues to lead the Bulldogs in the tournament.
The Charles River has been quite kind to the Yale women’s crew this year. Back in October, the Bulldogs were the fastest collegiate crew at the annual Head Of The Charles. On Saturday, No. 6 Yale rolled to five victories over No. 16 Radcliffe and No. 13 USC on the famed Boston river, including in the varsity eight which earned the Bulldogs the Nathaniel Case Cup for the sixth straight year.
A three-goal run by Dartmouth midway through the second half, shortly after a delay due to a scoreboard malfunction, proved decisive Saturday afternoon at Reese Stadium as the Big Green edged Yale 12-11. The loss, on Senior Day, spoiled the chance for Yale’s senior class to earn what would have been the third win of their careers against the Big Green. It was the team’s third one-goal loss in Ivy League play.
Coming off a 4-1 victory over Penn in its most recent match, the Yale men’s tennis traveled to Ithaca on Saturday to take on league-leading Cornell in the Bulldogs’ penultimate match of the season. Despite the strength of their opponent (Cornell currently ranks No. 26 in the nation) and the difficulties of playing away from home, the Elis submitted an impressive performance on Saturday, falling just a few points short of a major upset victory. The final score, 4-3 in Cornell’s favor, tells the story of a dramatic match that was decided only in its final moments; in fact, the match could not have been closer, with the final point coming down to a third-set tiebreak between Yale’s Stefan Doehler and Cornell’s Pietro Rimondini.
Day one of the Ivy League Championship is in the books as Yale (298) sits in third place behind Cornell (297) and five strokes behind team leader Harvard (293). Cornell 's Mike Graboyes, brother of 2016 individual champion Luke Graboyes, leads all players with his three-under 69 while senior Jonathan Lai sits just one shot back with his two-under 70.
Sophomore Austin Laut took fourth in the pole vault at the Virginia Challenge today, making him the Bulldogs' top finisher through the first day of competition. In one of the fastest and most competitive meets of the season, the Bulldogs got off to a strong start, breaking several personal records.
The women’s track and field team competed at both the Larry Ellis Invitational and the Virginia Challenge this evening, with stunning results across both locations. Most notably, senior Meredith Rizzo won the steeplechase at the Larry Ellis Invite, setting the women’s record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
The Yale softball team faces a big challenge this weekend when Ivy League North Division leader Dartmouth visits for four games. The two teams play doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday with the first pitch slated for 12:30 p.m. on both days. The Ivy League Digital Network has video for the entire weekend. In addition, Saturday is Alumni Day and a good number of former players are expected to be on hand.
The No. 12 Yale men’s lacrosse team, which has clinched a share of the 2017 Ivy League Regular Season title and will host the post-season tournament, puts its seven-game win streak on the line this weekend in a big, non-league contest near the New York capital. The Bulldogs (8-3, 5-0 Ivy) and No. 5 Albany (9-2, 4-0 AE), which had its win streak end at nine games last week, square off at John Fallon Field on Saturday at 7 p.m. in a game that airs live on ESPN3.
There is an added twist to the annual Yale-Radcliffe race this spring. The two crews will be joined by Southern California on the Charles River on Saturday. The first race is scheduled for 7:20 a.m. The Yale-Radcliffe varsity eights will be competing for the Nathaniel Case Cup, which the Bulldogs have held in each of the last five years.
NEW HAVEN, Conn.— After last weekend’s successful scrimmage, the Yale women’s golf team enters the Ivy League Championship on a high note. During the scrimmage they tied for first place with BU and placed higher than Brown and Dartmouth, two of their competitors this weekend. The three-day tournament will take place April 21-23 at the Orange Tree Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The par 72 course stretches over 7,036 yards, challenging the golfers’ staminas.