Bulldogs Reclaim Case Cup, Knock Off Radcliffe

(photo by Don Clark,  Yale sports publicity)
(photo by Don Clark, Yale sports publicity)

Yale Wins Four Of Five Races

DERBY, Conn. – The Case Cup will return to the trophy case at the Gilder Boathouse. Yale's varsity eight cruised to a more than seven-second victory over Radcliffe to cap a very successful day for the Bulldogs on the Housatonic River. Yale captured four of the five races.

"We are just starting to find our speed," said Yale head coach Will Porter. "I am proud of the way we stood up today. It is easy to go fast when you are winning, but to change momentum midseason takes guts."

Radcliffe entered the race ranked 12th as a team, while the Bulldogs were 15th.

In the varsity eight, Yale finished with an impressive time of 6:46.0, while Radcliffe crossed the line in 6:53.7.

"The varsity rowed their best race to date," Porter said. "They were clean off the start, settled down and did a little Yale rowing."

The closest race of the day was the second varsity. Radcliffe won by a little more than a second.

In the varsity four, the Bulldogs edged Radcliffe 7:34.8 to 7:36.1.

Yale won the second varsity four by nearly 10 seconds and cruised to a six-second win in the third varsity eight.

The Bulldogs conclude the regular season next Saturday when they race at Brown.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity