Bulldogs Look to Continue Winning Streak
NEW HAVEN, Conn.- The No.1 Bulldogs will travel to Connecticut College in New London, Conn., for the Stu Nelson Trophy this weekend. The regatta will be sailed on the Thames River in FJs. Coming off two consecutive intersectional wins, the Bulldogs look to keep the wind in their sails and capture another top-tier regatta.
Last year the Bulldogs finished second at the Stu Nelson Trophy. Senior Sarah Lihan and junior Tatyana Camejo finished second in A division, missing the win by only one point. In B division, senior Rebecca Jackson, with crews senior Marla Menninger and junior Elizabeth Brim, finished 10th.
Two weekends ago the team won the prestigious three-division Navy Women’s Fall Intersectional and followed it up with a victory at home in the Yale Women’s Intersectional this past weekend. After an up-and-down start to the fall season, the Bulldogs have hit their stride just in time to tune up for the end-of-fall championships. Next weekend is the qualifier for the Atlantic Coast Championships being hosted by Brown on Nov. 14 and 15. Three members of the team, Lihan and freshmen Emily Billing and Claire Dennis, will also be competing at singlehanded nationals on Nov. 6-8 in Corpus Christi. This means that the Stu Nelson Trophy is the last regatta of the fall season without championship implications.
Once again the Bulldogs will face top teams from all over the east coast including No. 2 Boston College, No. 3 Brown and No. 4 Old Dominion. Racing begins at 9:30 a.m.
Report filed by Margot Benedict
’12, Yale Sports Publicity