Bulldogs Beat Radcliffe, MSU

April 21, 2007

BOSTON, Mass. - The Yale women's crew team traveled north to the Charles River to defeat Radcliffe and Michigan State. In beating Radcliffe in the varsity eight race, the Bulldogs won the Nathaniel Case Cup for the fourth year in a row. Yale also won the freshman eight race.

With the two wins, Yale's varsity eight and freshman eight boats remained undefeated in 2007. The varsity eight finished in 6:45, almost six seconds ahead of the Black and White boat of Radcliffe and nearly 20 seconds ahead of Michigan State. The boat included Rachel Jeffers (stroke) Tess Gerrand (seven), Christine Geiser (six), Jamie Redman (five), Taylor Ritzel (four), Amanda Rich (three), Alice Henly (two), Christine Glandorf (bow) and Emily Cleveland (coxswain).

The freshman eight was reunited this week after racing in fours last weekend in the Eisenberg Cup. The Bulldogs rowed to a comfortable victory over second place Michigan State. The Radcliffe boat suffered damage after hitting debris in the river with 500 meters left in the race. The boat included Katherine Adams (stroke) Kate Mullan (seven), Allix Wilde (six), Catherine Hart (five), Zoe Ballance (four), Ryan McCarthy (three), Mary Pat Wixted (two), Laura Gottesdiener (bow) and Mia Kanak (coxswain).

Yale's junior varsity and varsity four both rowed close races but didn't manage to win. The junior varsity narrowly missed out on beating the Spartan boat by just 1.8 seconds. Radcliffe finished in third. In the varsity four race, only 6.5 seconds separated all three boats. Radcliffe won the race with Yale finishing third in 7:57.

Next weekend, the Bulldogs will bring their winning streak back to the Housatonic as they face Brown and Tennessee. The regatta will begin at 12 noon.

Report filed by Jamie Cordes '07, Yale Sports Publicity.

Results

Varsity 8:
Yale - 6:45.4
Radcliffe - 6:51.1
Michigan State - 7:04.8

2nd Varsity 8:
Michigan State - 6:53.4
Yale - 6:55.2
Radcliffe - 7:00.5

Varsity Four:
Radcliffe - 7:50.6
Michigan State - 7:55.4
Yale - 7:57.2

Varsity 4 B:
Radcliffe B - 8:05.2
Michigan State - 8:18.1
Yale - 8:24.3
Radcliffe C - 8:27.7

Frosh/Novice 8:
Yale - 7:19.8
Michigan State - 7:24.7
Radcliffe - 8:06.3

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