Bulldogs Win Out in Double Header

April 15, 2006

MERCER LAKE, N.J. - The Yale men's lightweight crew team had one of the busier days of its season today. Starting at 9 am, the Bulldogs successfully defended their Dodge Cup title, beating Penn and Columbia. Then starting at 4 pm, the Bulldogs defeated the Big Red of Cornell.

Yale's Dodge Cup victory today extended its stronghold over the event. Yale has only lost twice in the Dodge Cup since 1978.

Despite Yale's recent tradition of success against Columbia and Penn, today's races were closely contested. In the varsity eight, Yale beat Columbia by two and a half seconds, while Penn came in third, a further six seconds back.

In the junior varsity race, the two Yale boats finished first and second over Penn and Columbia, who finished second and third respectively. Four seconds separated the two Yale boats in the race.

The freshman eight race was once again another hard fought one between the Bulldogs and the Lions, but Yale prevailed, finishing three seconds ahead of Columbia. Yale's only defeat came in the freshman four race, where the three Yale boats competing all finished behind Columbia's boat.

In the afternoon, the Bulldogs faced more tenacious Ivy competition in the form of Cornell. Yale won two of the five races, prevailing in the varsity eight and the third varsity eight. Three of the five races were decided by three seconds or less, and the Bulldogs only narrowly missed out on victory in the freshman eight by only six tenths of a second.

Next weekend, the Bulldogs will face Dartmouth and Rutgers in the Durand Cup, which Yale has an eleven-year winning streak.

Dodge Cup Results

Varsity 8
Yale - 5:51.0
Columbia - 5:53.5
Penn - 5:59.32

2nd Varsity 8
Yale 2V - 6:08.3
Yale 3V - 6:12.3
Penn - 6:14.5
Columbia - 6:16.4

Frosh/Novice 8
Yale - 6:02.0
Columbia - 6:05.48
Penn - 6:20.60

2nd Frosh 4
Columbia - 7:00.1
Yale - 7:09.46
Yale - 7:16.63
Yale - 7:37.10

Results vs Cornell

Varsity 8
Yale - 5:49.6
Cornell - 5:53.3

2nd Varsity 8
Cornell - 5:57.2
Yale - 6:00.24

3rd Varsity 8
Yale - 6:13.3
Cornell - 6:15.7

Frosh/Novice 8
Cornell - 5:56.9
Yale - 5:57.5

2nd Frosh/Novice 8
Cornell - 6:25.8
Yale - 6:39.7

Report filed by Jamie Cordes '07, Yale Sports Publicity

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