April 23, 2006
DERBY, Conn. - The Yale men's lightweight crew team didn't let the weather slow it down Sunday morning. The Bulldogs defeated the Hoyas of Georgetown at Gilder Boathouse, as only one Yale boat out of five was defeated.
In steady pouring rain and an increasing headwind, Yale recovered the hard way after yesterday's upset loss to Rutgers and Dartmouth in the Durand Cup. In the first meeting between the two crews since 2003, Yale's boats put significant distance between themselves and visitors Georgetown.
In the varsity eight, both crews had to contest with the day's strongest headwinds, but the Yale boat took control of the race, and won by 17 seconds. The win improved the Yale 1V's record to 5-2 this spring.
In the second varsity race, Yale had two boats going against Georgetown's 2V. The Bulldog boat both finished a clear 20 seconds ahead of the Hoyas, but it was Yale's 3V that won the race, finishing a little over two seconds ahead of the 2V.
In the freshman eight, the Bulldogs once again entered two boats against Georgetown's one. The Yale 1F boat secured first place by 10 seconds, but the Georgetown freshmen spoiled the clean sweep for the Bulldogs, finishing second, and 20 seconds ahead of Yale's 2F.
Yale - 6:19.7
Georgetown - 6:36.6
2nd Varsity 8
Yale 3V - 6:25.3
Yale 2V - 6:27.5
Georgetown - 6:47.8
Yale - 6:26.6
Georgetown - 6:37.4
Yale 2F - 6:57.6
Report filed by Jamie Cordes '07, Yale Sports Publicity