Yale Heads to Brown for Ivy North Championships

Feb. 19, 2009

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale heads to Providence, R.I., this Sunday for the second half of the Ivy League Championship. A new Ivy champion will be crowned after this weekend's competition. The Bulldogs will face Princeton, Cornell and Pennsylvania at Brown in hopes of improving their current 1-2 Ivy League record. Last year Yale was edged by Princeton (15-12), Cornell (16-11) and Pennsylvania (18-9).

In part one of the Ivy League Championships on Feb. 8, advancements made throughout the season paid off as Yale posted an 18-9 victory over Brown. The Bulldogs closed the day by falling to defending champions Columbia and Harvard. As the team looks towards this Sunday's competition, it has already improved on last year's 0-6 Ivy record. Lineups for the weekend are to be determined.

Over the course of this season, Princeton has lost to Harvard (14-13), and has defeated Penn (15-12) and Cornell (16-11). Cornell has been bested by Harvard (21-6) and Princeton (16-11), and has defeated Brown (17-10). Penn has fallen to Columbia (19-8) and Princeton (15-12), and has won versus Brown (23-4).

Captain Lidia Gocheva noted, "We have a fair chance against each of the three schools, and are motivated to keep improving on last year's performance."

Yale will fence Princeton at 11 a.m., Cornell at 1 p.m., and Pennsylvania at 2:45 p.m. to close out the day.

Live results of the day's event can be found here.

Report filed by Dominique Fenton '10, Yale Sports Publicity

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