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No. 11 Bulldogs Face No. 7 Princeton

(photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)
(photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)

Varsity Eights Race For Eisenberg Cup


NEW HAVEN, Conn. – For the first time in nearly a month, the Yale women's crew will race away from the Housatonic River. The Bulldogs travel to New Jersey to face Princeton on Saturday. The first race is set for 9 a.m., and the varsity eight race will determine the winner of the Eisenberg Cup.

Yale, coming off a sweep of Dartmouth and Boston University last Saturday, is ranked 11th in this week's CRCA-US Rowing national poll. All five of Yale's crews have yet to lose this spring.

Princeton won back the Class of 1975 Cup from Harvard and Cornell last week and is ranked seventh nationally.

"Princeton is the defending Ivy Champion and seems to be moving fast right now. We will have our hands full trying to tame the Tigers," said Yale head coach Will Porter. "This will be our first race on normal water. The Princeton course is a gorgeous, man-made lake built just for rowing. We can't wait to have a good run down it."

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity