February 10, 2011

Yale to Host Bulldog Invitational

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Temple and Springfield College travel to New Haven on Saturday to face a trending Yale squad at the Bulldog Invitational. Yale, which has improved its overall team score at every meet this season, is coming off a second-place finish on Sunday against Rutgers and Ithaca, scoring a season-high 184.975.

Yale already competed against Springfield once this year, a season-opening dual meet against the Pride. The Bulldogs won 175.875-171.150. Since then, Springfield has struggled, falling in its most recent meet 184.200-179.750 to Cortland.

Temple, which took third place at last year's ECAC Championships, placed second at last weekend's Ken Anderson Invitational, falling to Towson and defeating William & Mary and West Chester. Before losing to Towson, the Owls had won two straight competitions, beating Ursinus and Southern Connecticut State.

The meet will also serve as part of Yale's Pink Zone campaign, aimed at raising money for Yale's Smilow Cancer Center. In addition to the gymnastics meet, both swimming teams and the women's basketball team will compete in Payne Whitney as part of Saturday's Pink Zone events. There will also be raffles, giveaways, and a silent auction to raise money for cancer research.

The competition begins at 1:00 p.m. in Yale's John J. Lee Amphitheater.

Report Filed by Trey Chandler '11, Yale Sports Publicity

Temple and Springfield College travel to New Haven on Saturday to face a trending Yale squad at the Bulldog Invitational. Yale, which has improved its overall team score at every meet this season, is coming off a second-place finish on Sunday against Rutgers and Ithaca, scoring a season-high 184.975.

Yale already competed against Springfield once this year, a season-opening dual meet against the Pride. The Bulldogs won 175.875-171.150. Since then, Springfield has struggled, falling in its most recent meet 184.200-179.750 to Cortland.

Temple, which took third place at last year's ECAC Championships, placed second at last weekend's Ken Anderson Invitational, falling to Towson and defeating William & Mary and West Chester. Before losing to Towson, the Owls had won two straight competitions, beating Ursinus and Southern Connecticut State.

The meet will also serve as part of Yale's Pink Zone campaign, aimed at raising money for Yale's Smilow Cancer Center. In addition to the gymnastics meet, both swimming teams and the women's basketball team will compete in Payne Whitney as part of Saturday's Pink Zone events. There will also be raffles, giveaways, and a silent auction to raise money for cancer research.

The competition begins at 1:00 p.m. in Yale's John J. Lee Amphitheater.

Report Filed by Trey Chandler '11, Yale Sports Publicity