Five members of the Yale women’s tennis team competed in Philadelphia at the ITA Northeast Regionals on Friday, notching a combined 7-3 record in singles and winning their only doubles match. On a day when each player contributed with a victory, first-year Samantha Martinelli and senior Valerie Shklover stood out, as the two won back-to-back singles matches to advance to the main draw round of 16.
In its second dual match of the season, the Yale men's golf team will head to Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Md., for a neutral 36-hole event versus Richmond on Saturday, The Bulldogs competed against the Spiders this past Monday and Tuesday at the Autotrader Collegiate Classic, finishing one spot ahead of Richmond prior to a team disqualification from the annual invitational.
After an impressive first two days at the ITA Northeast Regionals, members of the Yale men’s tennis team continued main draw singles and doubles action on Friday. The Bulldogs played exceptional tennis in front of the home crowd, with three players – Andrew Heller, Dylan King and Ziqi Wang – winning their singles matches to advance to the third round of the main draw. King and Wang also claimed a narrow victory together to survive in the doubles main draw.
It was a game that featured two of the top goal scorers in Ivy League field hockey, but the final score did not reflect that fact. With Yale senior/forward Carol Middough (the Ivy League leader in goals entering the weekend) and Penn forward Alexa Hoover (tied for sixth) both held scoreless, Friday afternoon’s game at Vagelos Field was ultimately determined by the first goal of the season from Quaker forward Sofia Palacios. That spoiled a five-save effort from Yale goalkeeper Sydney Terroso, who suffered the tough-luck loss.
Five members of the Yale women’s tennis team competed at the ITA Northeast Regionals in Philadelphia on Thursday, earning victories in both singles and doubles. Notably, all three singles competitors who played on Thursday – Valerie Shklover, Amy Yang and Elizabeth Zordani – won their matches in straight sets to advance to the second round of the main draw.
The Yale women’s cross country will take a brief trip to New London on Friday to compete in its final meet of the regular season: the CCSU Mini Meet. It is almost a team tradition that the Bulldogs take on this race at Stanley Quarter Park. This meet brings together close to 300 athletes from more than 25 teams for the team's shortest distance of the season: the 3k.
The Yale men's cross country team will compete close to home this Friday at the CCSU Mini-Meet, which is held annually at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Conn. The meet is the Bulldogs' last meet before the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships on Oct. 27.
The last weekend of regular season competition approaches as the Yale coed sailing team prepares for the Hoyt and Oberg trophies at Brown and MIT. Meanwhile, four of the team’s sailors will be going to Long Island to compete in the Hinman trophy, which is the US team racing national championship and a qualifier for the world team racing championship.
Members of the Yale men’s tennis team competed in the opening round of the main draw at the Yale-hosted ITA Northeast Regionals on Thursday. The Elis represented themselves well at home in both singles and doubles, with three players – Nathan Brown, Stefan Doehler and Alan Sou – advancing in singles, and two players (Fedor Andrienko and Doehler) advancing in doubles.
After an impressive 2-1 victory at Howard on Wednesday, the Bulldogs continue their Mid-Atlantic swing with an important Ivy League game at Penn on Saturday. Kickoff at Rhodes Field is slated for 4 p.m.
Yale’s varsity eight will have a special honor at The Head Of The Charles in Boston this weekend. By virtue of their victory last year, the Bulldogs will be the first crew off with a No. 1 on their bow in the championship eight on Sunday at 2:22 p.m.
Pam Stuper, Yale’s Caroline Ruth Thompson ’02 Head Coach of Field Hockey, added another Hall of Fame honor on Wednesday night as she was inducted in the Lancaster County Sports Hall of Fame. The ceremony, including three other inductees, took place at Eden Resort & Suites in Lancaster, Pa. Stuper had previously been inducted into the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame and the Halls of Fame at Old Dominion (where she played) and James Madison (as an assistant coach with the 1994 NCAA Championship team). She is also a member of the Hempfield High School Hall of Fame, the Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame and the Connecticut Field Hockey Hall of Fame.
After playing their first three Ivy League games in the friendly confines of Reese Stadium, it is time for the Bulldogs to hit the road in league action. Yale travels to Philadelphia on Saturday to meet Penn. Kickoff at Rhodes Field is slated for 7 p.m.
The Bulldogs turned in another dominant performance Wednesday night at Howard. And this time they were rewarded. Keri Cavallo and Aerial Chavarin scored as Yale earned an impressive 2-1 victory over Howard in Washington, D.C.
Four former Yale All-American forwards currently playing professionally in Europe have been selected to the U.S. National Team for next month’s Deutschland Cup. Mark Arcobello ’10, Sean Backman ’10, Broc Little ’11 and Brian O’Neill ’12, all of whom skated together for Keith Allain ’80, Yale’s Malcolm G. Chace Head Coach, will be with their college coach in Germany for the competition that helps determine who will be on the U.S. Olympic Team roster for February’s Winter Games in South Korea.
The ITA Northeast Regional Championships kicked off on Yale’s home courts on Wednesday with qualifying singles action. Three Yale players – Nathan Brown, Dennis Wang, and Alan Sou – took the court on the event’s first day, while the five other Bulldogs selected for the event (Fedor Andrienko, Stefan Doehler, Andrew Heller, Dylan King and Ziqi Wang) earned a direct berth into the tournament’s main draw, which begins tomorrow. All three Yale players came into their Wednesday morning matches knowing that they would need two straight wins to advance to the tournament's main rounds. Despite such pressure, both Brown and Sou delivered with some of their best tennis and managed to secure places in the main draw.
On Tuesday, the Bulldogs learned they had been picked second in the official Ivy League Preseason media poll. Yale received the most first-place votes (8) and had 118 points, three fewer than Harvard. On Wednesday, James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of the Bulldogs, discussed the upcoming season on the league’s annual preseason media teleconference.
Yale field hockey senior forward/midfielder Carol Middough (Oceanport, N.J.) has been selected as an alternate for the NFHCA Division I Senior Game, the annual game that features some of the top seniors in the country. The NFHCA announced the roster of 38, with 12 alternates, Wednesday.
If the prognosticators prove correct, it should be quite a battle for the Ivy League men’s basketball title this winter. In the official league preseason poll, released today, Yale received eight of the 17 first-place votes from the media panel, but Harvard was projected to finish first. The Crimson (six first-place votes) had 121 points, three more than the Bulldogs. Defending champion Princeton received three first-place votes and had 114 points.
The Yale Football Team begins the Ivy League stretch run with a huge contest against Penn this Saturday at Franklin Field. The Bulldogs (4-1, 1-1 Ivy) and Quakers (2-3, 0-2) kickoff at 1 p.m. in a game that airs live on the Ivy League Network, on Comcast Sports Network Philly and on the Yale Football Radio Network (AM 960).
After being selected by the ITA for their recent success, eight members of the Yale men's tennis team are set to compete in one of the most prestigious men's Division I events of the year – the ITA Northeast Regional Championships. This massive event, which the Elis will host over the course of six days (Oct. 18 – 23) at Yale’s home courts, will showcase the highest level of tennis the Northeast region has to offer. The annual tournament also serves as a qualifier, with the finalists in singles and the winner in doubles gaining automatic entry into the ITA Fall National Championships in early November. The tournament traditionally begins with qualifying singles on the first day, followed by main draw action for the next four days, and concluding with the championship matches on the final day.
Blue Madness is back. The Yale men’s and women’s basketball teams will celebrate the start of what should be exciting 2017-18 seasons with Blue Madness on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at the John J. Lee Amphitheater in Payne Whitney Gym (70 Tower Parkway, New Haven). Admission and parking is free and there will be plenty of on-court entertainment.
Wins in three of the last four games have the Yale field hockey team within striking distance of some impressive achievements entering the final three weekends of the regular season. The Bulldogs could finish the season with as many as 12 wins, which would tie for second on the school’s all-time list. Finishing with 11 wins would give the team its most victories since winning 11 in the Ivy League championship season of 2011. Yale’s next win this season would be its eighth, making this the second straight season the team has improved on its win total from the previous season.