Varsity Eight Race To Determine Eisenburg Cup
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's crew will finally get to race on the friendly waters of the Housatonic River on Saturday. The Bulldogs, ranked 11th in this week's CRCA-US Rowing poll, face No. 7 Princeton. Racing gets under way at 8:20 a.m. The varsity eights will be competing for the Eisenburg Cup at 9:40 a.m.
The Bulldogs are coming off their most impressive performance of the season last Saturday. The varsity eight and varsity four both cruised to victories over Clemson, Boston University and Dartmouth. The second varsity finished a strong second to a fast Clemson crew.
"This team likes to race, which makes coaching them fun," said Yale head coach Will Porter of his team. "They are ready to get on the clock again and see what they can do."
The Bulldogs' three NCAA crews are off to a strong start this season. The varsity eight and second varsity eight both have 5-1 records, while the varsity four is undefeated at 6-0.
Princeton may provide Yale with its biggest test to date. The Tigers were fourth at the NCAA Championship last year and have some impressive results this spring.
"Princeton is a very talented team," Porter said. They are loaded. We will do our best to give them a good race."
8:20 a.m. – Varsity Four
9 a.m. – Second Varsity Eight
9:40 a.m. – Varsity Eight
10:20 a.m. - Second Varsity Four
11 a.m. – Third Varsity Eight
Second Varsity Eight:
Photo courtesy of David Hastings
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity