Bulldogs Hit the Beach with Fox 61’s “Zip Trip”

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Yale volleyball team relocated its morning practice on Friday from the friendly confines of the John J. Lee Amphitheater to scenic Hammonasset Beach in Madison, Conn. The defending Ivy League Champions hit the sand at Meig’s Point with the crew of the Fox 61 Morning News as a part of the “Zip Trip” segment, which highlights Connecticut-based attractions. Head Coach Erin Appleman and members of the Yale team fielded questions from anchor Jeff Valin, while host Logan Byrnes took a few practice swings with the team.

“This was a great way to showcase our team entering this season,” said Appleman. “It was an honor for Fox 61 to recognize us as a part of the Connecticut landscape, and hopefully we earned some new fans this morning.”

Four videos highlighting the Bulldogs’ appearance are available on the Fox 61 Morning News website.

Yale opens the 2009 season on Friday, Sept. 4 at home against Georgetown as a part of the Yale Invitational.

report filed by Drew M. Kingsley, Yale Sports Publicity