Kurt Rawlings found Christopher Williams-Lopez in the corner of the end zone with 4:52 left in the fourth quarter on a four-yard pass play and the Yale defense came up with one of many huge stops as the Bulldogs came from behind to beat Penn 24-19 this afternoon.
Three members of the Yale men’s tennis team competed in doubles and singles at the Yale-hosted ITA Northeast Regionals on Saturday. On a day when the Elis impressed the home crowd with their level of play, sophomore Andrew Heller and senior Ziqi Wang stood out by winning two singles matches apiece and advancing to the quarterfinals of the main draw.
It was a formula that had been quite successful for Yale this fall. When scoring first, the Bulldogs were 8-0 heading into Saturday’s game at Penn. So when Michelle Alozie broke a scoreless tie with a goal early in the second half, Yale had to feel good about its chances. The Quakers, though, had other ideas. They scored three times in a 16-minute stretch to knock off the Bulldogs 3-1 on an unusually mild fall afternoon in Philadelphia.
Yale ran into a very opportunistic Penn team Saturday in Philadelphia. The Bulldogs limited the Quakers to only eight shots but four of them found the back of the net and Penn went on to a 4-1 victory on an unusually mild fall evening at Rhodes Field.
The Yale women’s crew is off to a fine start at the Head of the Charles in Boston. The Bulldogs’ entry in the Club Eights turned in a very strong performance, finishing second with a time of 16:40.376.
Five members of the Yale women’s tennis team competed in Philadelphia at the ITA Northeast Regionals on Friday, notching a combined 7-3 record in singles and winning their only doubles match. On a day when each player contributed with a victory, first-year Samantha Martinelli and senior Valerie Shklover stood out, as the two won back-to-back singles matches to advance to the main draw round of 16.
In its second dual match of the season, the Yale men's golf team will head to Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Md., for a neutral 36-hole event versus Richmond on Saturday, The Bulldogs competed against the Spiders this past Monday and Tuesday at the Autotrader Collegiate Classic, finishing one spot ahead of Richmond prior to a team disqualification from the annual invitational.
After an impressive first two days at the ITA Northeast Regionals, members of the Yale men’s tennis team continued main draw singles and doubles action on Friday. The Bulldogs played exceptional tennis in front of the home crowd, with three players – Andrew Heller, Dylan King and Ziqi Wang – winning their singles matches to advance to the third round of the main draw. King and Wang also claimed a narrow victory together to survive in the doubles main draw.
It was a game that featured two of the top goal scorers in Ivy League field hockey, but the final score did not reflect that fact. With Yale senior/forward Carol Middough (the Ivy League leader in goals entering the weekend) and Penn forward Alexa Hoover (tied for sixth) both held scoreless, Friday afternoon’s game at Vagelos Field was ultimately determined by the first goal of the season from Quaker forward Sofia Palacios. That spoiled a five-save effort from Yale goalkeeper Sydney Terroso, who suffered the tough-luck loss.
Five members of the Yale women’s tennis team competed at the ITA Northeast Regionals in Philadelphia on Thursday, earning victories in both singles and doubles. Notably, all three singles competitors who played on Thursday – Valerie Shklover, Amy Yang and Elizabeth Zordani – won their matches in straight sets to advance to the second round of the main draw.
The Yale women’s cross country will take a brief trip to New London on Friday to compete in its final meet of the regular season: the CCSU Mini Meet. It is almost a team tradition that the Bulldogs take on this race at Stanley Quarter Park. This meet brings together close to 300 athletes from more than 25 teams for the team's shortest distance of the season: the 3k.
The Yale men's cross country team will compete close to home this Friday at the CCSU Mini-Meet, which is held annually at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Conn. The meet is the Bulldogs' last meet before the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships on Oct. 27.
The last weekend of regular season competition approaches as the Yale coed sailing team prepares for the Hoyt and Oberg trophies at Brown and MIT. Meanwhile, four of the team’s sailors will be going to Long Island to compete in the Hinman trophy, which is the US team racing national championship and a qualifier for the world team racing championship.
Members of the Yale men’s tennis team competed in the opening round of the main draw at the Yale-hosted ITA Northeast Regionals on Thursday. The Elis represented themselves well at home in both singles and doubles, with three players – Nathan Brown, Stefan Doehler and Alan Sou – advancing in singles, and two players (Fedor Andrienko and Doehler) advancing in doubles.
After an impressive 2-1 victory at Howard on Wednesday, the Bulldogs continue their Mid-Atlantic swing with an important Ivy League game at Penn on Saturday. Kickoff at Rhodes Field is slated for 4 p.m.
Yale’s varsity eight will have a special honor at The Head Of The Charles in Boston this weekend. By virtue of their victory last year, the Bulldogs will be the first crew off with a No. 1 on their bow in the championship eight on Sunday at 2:22 p.m.
Pam Stuper, Yale’s Caroline Ruth Thompson ’02 Head Coach of Field Hockey, added another Hall of Fame honor on Wednesday night as she was inducted in the Lancaster County Sports Hall of Fame. The ceremony, including three other inductees, took place at Eden Resort & Suites in Lancaster, Pa. Stuper had previously been inducted into the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame and the Halls of Fame at Old Dominion (where she played) and James Madison (as an assistant coach with the 1994 NCAA Championship team). She is also a member of the Hempfield High School Hall of Fame, the Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame and the Connecticut Field Hockey Hall of Fame.
After playing their first three Ivy League games in the friendly confines of Reese Stadium, it is time for the Bulldogs to hit the road in league action. Yale travels to Philadelphia on Saturday to meet Penn. Kickoff at Rhodes Field is slated for 7 p.m.
The Bulldogs turned in another dominant performance Wednesday night at Howard. And this time they were rewarded. Keri Cavallo and Aerial Chavarin scored as Yale earned an impressive 2-1 victory over Howard in Washington, D.C.
Four former Yale All-American forwards currently playing professionally in Europe have been selected to the U.S. National Team for next month’s Deutschland Cup. Mark Arcobello ’10, Sean Backman ’10, Broc Little ’11 and Brian O’Neill ’12, all of whom skated together for Keith Allain ’80, Yale’s Malcolm G. Chace Head Coach, will be with their college coach in Germany for the competition that helps determine who will be on the U.S. Olympic Team roster for February’s Winter Games in South Korea.
The ITA Northeast Regional Championships kicked off on Yale’s home courts on Wednesday with qualifying singles action. Three Yale players – Nathan Brown, Dennis Wang, and Alan Sou – took the court on the event’s first day, while the five other Bulldogs selected for the event (Fedor Andrienko, Stefan Doehler, Andrew Heller, Dylan King and Ziqi Wang) earned a direct berth into the tournament’s main draw, which begins tomorrow. All three Yale players came into their Wednesday morning matches knowing that they would need two straight wins to advance to the tournament's main rounds. Despite such pressure, both Brown and Sou delivered with some of their best tennis and managed to secure places in the main draw.
On Tuesday, the Bulldogs learned they had been picked second in the official Ivy League Preseason media poll. Yale received the most first-place votes (8) and had 118 points, three fewer than Harvard. On Wednesday, James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of the Bulldogs, discussed the upcoming season on the league’s annual preseason media teleconference.