December 4, 2009

Bulldogs Host Vermont to Stay Unbeaten in Dual Meets

Yale 2-0 in Dual Meets

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - After a strong showing at the Terrier Invitational and against SCSU, the Bulldogs will get back in the pool against Vermont on Dec. 5.  The Bulldogs will be swimming at home for the second time this year, but the first while school has been in session.  Vermont will be a new test for the Bulldogs as the two have not swum against each other in recent memory.  The Catamounts come into the meet with a 6-2 record while the Bulldogs are 2-0 with a second place finish at the Terrier Invitational.

The Bulldogs enter the meet after a big Harvard/Yale weekend where the majority of the team travelled to Boston to compete in the Terrier Invitational and then returned to Yale to compete against SCSU on Monday.  The Terrier Invitational was defined by a number of Bulldog wins, but ultimately not enough depth.  Freshman Alex Forrester won the most events for the Bulldogs, claiming the 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard butterfly and 100-yard freestyle.  Junior Susan Kim won the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke.  Freshman Molly Albrecht won the 200-yard backstroke and Emily Dominski won the 100-yard backstroke.  Against SCSU the Bulldogs won 11 events.  The freshmen carried most of the load with Albrecht, Forrester, Cynthia Tsay and Monica Tung all winning events. Senior Marisa Poverman, Juniors Ileana Lucos and Annie Killian and sophomore Lisa Andrekovich also won events.

The meet will take place in the Robert Kiphuth Memorial Exhibition Pool located inside the historic Payne Whitney Gymnasium.  The pool, named for Yale's famous swimming coach and former athletic director, sits at the bottom of a 50-foot high funnel containing 2,187 seats which rise at a 45 degree angle.  The pool was designed so that spectators entered through a series of tunnel so that no more than 35 people must pass through any single tunnel and that any seat can be reached by no more than three steps.  The pool has played host to the NCAA championship, AAU championship and the first ever HYP meet in 1992.

The meet will begin at 1:00 p.m.

Report filed by Charles Moore '10, Yale Sports Publicity