April 16, 2011

Varsity Eight Tops Ohio State Falls To No. 1 Princeton

Yale Finishes Second In Four Races

Complete Results

David Hastings Photo Gallery

DERBY, Conn. – A young Yale women's crew showed it is more than capable of competing with the top teams in the nation on Saturday on the Housatonic River. Racing No. 1 ranked Princeton and No. 10 Ohio State, the Bulldogs, ranked 11th, finished second in four races.

"We are starting to find some speed and sort out our lineups," said Yale head coach Will Porter. "As a team we raced well. We raced hard, but we are not quite there yet. I like the fight in this team. We are not done yet."

In the varsity eight, Yale's crew of coxswain Sarah Brownlee, Caroline Nash, Dara Dickson, Stephanie Madner, Natalie King, Armine Afeyan, Maddie Lips, Catherine McDermott and Eliza Hastings a Princeton squad that has been dominating opponents a good run. The Bulldogs finished in 6:31.0, less than three seconds behind the Tigers, who crossed the line in 6:28.1. Princeton retained the Eisenberg Cup by finishing ahead of Yale. Ohio State was third in 6:42.5.

There also was a three-second difference in the second varsity eight. Princeton finished in 6:45.1, while Yale came in at 6:48.1, less than a second faster than third-place Ohio State (6:49.0). The crew for the Bulldogs was coxswain Kristen Brownlee, Elizabeth McDermott, Amber Anderson, Kathleen O'Keefe, Jen Stockwood, Kathryn D'Andrea, Georgia Separovich, Nikki Grigg and Emily Tormey.

Ohio State won the varsity four in 7:26.2. Yale's crew of coxswain Margaret Ayers, Alexandra Fields, Elizabeth Kalina, Lauren Ross and Brittany Bowman finished a little more than two seconds behind in 7:28.8. Princeton (7:39.7) was a distant third.

In the third varsity eight, the Bulldogs crew of coxswain Elisa Visher, Mary Barrosse-Antle, Lily Blair, Abby Loucks, Sabrina Malak, Reynolds Ostrover, Madeleine Faucher, Melissa Weigel and Jane Kozey finished nearly six seconds behind first-place Princeton.

Yale races Harvard for the Case Cup next Saturday in Boston.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity

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