Final Regular Season Races
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale women's crew wraps up the regular season with two tough opponents in a three-day stretch. The Bulldogs, ranked 10th in this week's CRCA/US Rowing National poll, race No. 14 Radcliffe-Harvard on Saturday on the Charles River in Boston and then host No. 4 Brown on Monday at the Gilder Boathouse in Derby. The first race on Saturday is set for 8:50 a.m., while the action on Monday on the Housatonic River kicks off at 10:40 a.m.
"Radcliffe and Brown are both very good," said Will Porter, the Friends of YWC Head Coach of the Bulldogs. "We will have to row well to stay on the course with them."
The head-to-head races with Radcliffe and Brown bring an end to the regular season. The Bulldogs won't compete again until the Ivy League Championship on May 17 on the Cooper River in Pennsauken, N.J.
Porter hopes a pair of strong performances will give his team momentum heading into the postseason.
"This is our last weekend of dual racing for the year, and we want to do everything we can to take as much away from our dual season as possible," he said. "Dual racing develops a toughness that you do not get in six boat racing. There is nowhere to hide in dual racing. You can't finish third and say yeah, but we beat three crews and feel good about it."
The Yale and Radcliffe varsity eights will be racing for the Case Cup. The Bulldogs won the cup last year with a nearly five-second victory.
The Nat & Anne Case Cup will be awarded to the overall winner between Yale and Brown. The Bears, who were ranked No. 1 in the nation at the time, reclaimed the cup last year, winning all five races.
Yale-Radcliffe Race Order
8:50 a.m. – Varsity Eight
9:10 a.m. – Second Varsity Eight
9:30 a.m. – Varsity Four
9:50 a.m. – Second Varsity Four
10:10 a.m. – Third Varsity Eight
Yale-Brown Race Order
10:40 a.m. – Second Varsity Four
11 a.m. – Varsity Four
11:20 a.m. – Second Varsity Eight
11:40 a.m. – Varsity Eight
Noon – Third Varsity Eight
Bow - Lily Lindsay (Fr., Harrison, N.Y.)
2 - Meg Galloway (Fr., Ridgefield, Conn.)
3 - Olivia Maclean (So., Harvard, Mass.)
4 - Marybeth Swords (Fr., Sudbury, Mass.)
5 - Colleen Maher (Jr., Oakton, Va.)
6 - Nina Demmerle (Sr., Greenwich, Conn.)
7 - Madeline Dinse (Sr., Portland, Ore.)
Stroke - Lydia Keating (So., Brookline, Mass.)
Coxswain: Christine Devlin (Sr., Harvard, Mass.)
Bow - Abbie Young (Jr., Barnstable, Mass.)
2 - Allison Nordell (Fr., Gates Mills, Ohio)
3 - Amy Warner (Fr., East London, South Africa)
4 - Brit Sharon (Jr., Newton, Mass.)
5 - Kristjana Gudmundsson (Sr., Dallas, Texas)
6 - Kate Flanders (Fr., Sarasota, Fla.)
7 - Amina Edwards (Sr., Boston, Mass.)
Stroke - Sophie Deans (Fr., Sydney, Australia)
Coxswain: Laura Grimbergen (Sr., Redwood City, Calif.)
Bow - Kate O'Brien (So., Clare, Ireland)
2 - Emily Patton (So., Guilford, Conn.)
3 - Kara Freeman (Sr., Longmeadow, Mass.)
Stroke - Kristina Wagner (Sr., Weston, Mass.)
Coxswain: Jessica Michaels (Fr., Bangkok, Thailand)
Bow - Sara Locke (So., Chertsey, United Kingdom)
2 - Julia Sesler (Fr., Bronxville, N.Y.)
3 - Casey Wizner (So., Grosse Pointe, Mich.)
Stroke - Mieke Scherpbier (Jr. Upper Dublin, Pa.)
Coxswain: Sarah Weil (Sr., New York, N.Y.)
Bow - Martha Cosgrove (Jr., Winchester, Mass.)
2 - Anna Heckler (Fr.,)
3 - Mary Farner (Jr., Kalamazoo, Mich.)
4 – Kate Horvat (Fr., Philadelphia, Pa.)
5 – Natalie Lapides (Sr., New Haven. Conn.)
6 - Schuyler Ritchie (So., London, England)
7 - Margaret Hendren (Jr., Medfield, Mass.)
Stroke - Kendall Chapin (Jr., Radnor, Pa.)
Coxswain: Sara Lee (So., Charlotte, N.C.)
Report filed by Tim Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity