April 2, 2010

Busy Weekend For No. 1 Bulldogs

Yale Races Cornell, Syracuse, Michigan State, Buffalo Starting Friday

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The top-ranked Yale women’s crew will face a big test this weekend. The Bulldogs will race four times in two days, starting Friday against Cornell and Syracuse. The teams will be competing for the Cayuga Cup. On Saturday, Yale faces No. 7 Michigan State in the morning and the University of Buffalo in the afternoon. All four races will be on the Cayuga Lake Inlet in Ithaca, N.Y.

The Bulldogs opened the season with a sweep of Penn and Columbia last Saturday. Yale won all five races, each by at least six seconds. The varsity eight cruised to a nearly 11-second victory to retain the Connell Cup. In this week’s CRCA/US Rowing national poll, the Bulldogs remained first in the nation.

Saturday is the opening race of the spring season for Cornell, who scrimmaged Ithaca last weekend.

Syracuse captured the Kittell Cup in its opening race of the spring, defeating Boston University. Michigan State’s varsity eight was named the Big Ten Boat of the Week after defeating Michigan and Notre Dame last weekend. The Spartans finished sixth at last year’s NCAA Championships and are the two-time defending Big Ten champions. Buffalo received votes in this week’s national poll. The Bulls raced Notre Dame and Indiana last weekend.

Yale will be looking to capture the Cayuga Cup for the ninth straight year in the varsity eight race with Cornell and Syracuse. Last year, the Bulldogs won all five races, including cruising to an 11-second victory in the varsity eight.

Weekend Race Schedule

Friday vs.  Cornell/Syracuse

3:00p.m. - 3v8

3:10p.m. -  v8

3:35p.m. -  2v8

4:00p.m. -  v4 A

4:10p.m. -  v4 B

Saturday AM vs. Michigan State

8:20a.m. -  3v8

8:55a.m. -  v8

9:30a.m. -  2v8

10:25a.m. - v4 A

11:00a.m. - v4 B

Saturday PM vs. Univ. of Buffalo

2:40 p.m. - 3v8

3:10 p.m. -  v8

3:40 p.m. -  2v8

4:10 p.m. -  v4 A

4:20 p.m. -  v4 B

Probable Yale Boatings vs. Cornell, Syracuse, Michigan State, Buffalo

V8

1- Natalie King

2- Caroline Nash

3- Maren McCrea

4- Armine Afeyan

5- Tess Gerrand

6- Alice Henly

7- Dara Dickson

8- Taylor Ritzel

c- Mia Kanak

2V

1- Catherine McDermott

2- Mary Jo Toothman

3- Kathryn D'Andrea

4- Kathleen O’Keefe

5- Stephanie Madner

6- Catherine Hart

7- Allix Wilde

8- Eliza Hastings

C- Sarah Brownlee

3v8

1– Ryan Mccarthy

2- Brittany Bowman

3- Lauren Ross

4- Emily Tormey

5- Georgia Separovich

6- Melissa Weigel

7- Katherine Dyke

8- Mary Barrose Antle

C- Margaret Ayers

V4

1- Nikki Grigg

2- Alexandra Fields

3- Elizabeth McDermott

4- Mary Pat Wixted

C- Erica Segall

V4B

1- Julia Jolliffe

2- Laura Gottesdiener

3- Lily Blair

4- Amanda Grady

C- Yassmin Parsaei

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity

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