April 26, 2008

No. 2 Yale Tops No. 3 Virginia, No. 12 Radcliffe

April 26, 2008

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DERBY, Conn. - The second-ranked Yale varsity eight kept its perfect season alive, defeating third-ranked Virginia and No. 12 Radcliffe on the Housatonic River. The Bulldogs finished in 7:17.9, nearly five seconds ahead of second-place Radcliffe, which came in at 7:22.6. Virginia was third in 7:23.7. Yale's second varsity and varsity four boats also won their races to remain undefeated.

The Bulldogs captured the Nathaniel Case Cup for the fifth straight year with the win over Radcliffe in the varsity eight race. Yale had a two-to-three seat lead after 500 meters and led for the rest of the way.

"The last three weeks, we've raced against nationally ranked teams, and I'm really proud of our kids performance," said Yale head coach Will Porter. "We're not quite there yet, but we are getting closer to our top speed."

In the second varsity, the Bulldogs finished the 2,000-meter course in 7:22.7, nearly six seconds better than second-place Radcliffe, who crossed the line in 7:28.4. Virginia was third in 7:31.3.

Yale's varsity four cruised to a nearly 10-second victory, finishing in 7:57.3. UVA was second in 8:06.6, while Radcliffe placed third in 8:14.3.

"Virginia and Radcliffe have traditionally been very strong in the second and third varsities," Porter said. "The fact that we were able to hold our own is a credit to our depth."

Radcliffe won the novice eight race in 7:57.0. Virginia finished first in the second novice eight, third varsity four B and third varsity four c races.

There was a 10 to 12 MPH headwind for all races.

Yale concludes the regular season next Saturday racing at defending NCAA champion Brown.

Results

Varsity Eight
1. Yale 7:17.9
2. Radcliffe 7:22.6
3. Virginia 7:23.7

Second Varsity Eight
1. Yale 7:22.7
2. Radcliffe 7:28.4
3. Virginia 7:31.3

Varsity Four
1. Yale 7:57.3
2. Virginia 8:06.6
3. Radcliffe 8:14.3

Novice Eight
1. Radcliffe 7:57.0
2. Yale 8:12.4
3. Virginia 8:16.3

Second Novice Eight
1. Virginia 8:12.8
2. Radcliffe 8:37.0

Third Varsity Four B
1. Virginia 8:24.3
2. Yale 8:28.5

Third Varsity Four C
1. Virginia 8:36.4
2. Yale 8:51.2

Yale Boatings

Varsity Eight
C: Mia Kanak
8: Taylor Ritzel
7: Christina Person
6: Tess Gerrand
5: Jamie Redman
4: Alice Henly
3: Maren McCrea
2: Caroline Nash
1: Christine Glandorf

Second Varsity Eight
C: Berkley Adrio
8: Katherine Adams
7: Cara Dermody
6: Jennie Hansen
5: Catherine Hart
4: Stephanie Madner
3: Emily Matykiewicz
2: Lee Glandorf
1: Rebecca Nadal

Varsity Four
C: Erin Haber
4: Suzanne Salgado
3: Karrin Weisenthal
2: Allix Wilde
1: Alexandra Thompson

Third Varsity Four B
C: Alyssa Reyes
4: Mary Pat Wixted
3: Melissa King
2: Katherine Kazimer
1: Lilah Hume

Third Varsity Four C
C: Ruoxi Wu
4: Ryan McCarthy
3: Zoe Ballance
2: Laura Gottesdiener
1: Margaret Sullivan

First Novice Eight
C: Sarah Brownlee
8: Amanda Grady
7: Roxanne Carini
6: Jennifer Zeckendorf
5: Lauren Ross
4: Hayden Mulligan
3: Mary Freeman
2: Mary Barrosse-Antle
1: Lily Blair

Second Novice Four
C: Christina Lin
4: Lily Twining
3: Phoebe Hinton
2: Ariel Baker-Gibbs
1: Alexandra Cook

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity

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