Bulldogs Fall To Princeton, Virginia
Princeton Reclaims Eisenberg Cup
PRINCETON, N.J. – Princeton's varsity eight has been posting very impressive times throughout the early part of the 2010 spring rowing season. Yale saw first hand how fast the Tigers are Saturday on Lake Carnegie. Princeton, ranked first in the EAWRC Coaches Poll, reclaimed the Eisenberg Cup by defeating the Bulldogs and Virginia. The Tigers finished in an impressive 6:23.5, four seconds faster than Virginia (6:27.4) and seven seconds faster than Yale (6:30.3).
The Bulldogs' best finish was second in the second varsity eight. Princeton was first in 6:45.6, while Yale crossed the line in 6:55.2, more than four seconds faster than third-place Virginia.
Virginia captured the varsity four race with a time of 7:34.4. Princeton (7:41.6) was second and the Bulldogs (7:47.2) placed third.
Virginia had the top two boats in the third varsity eight, while Yale was third. The Bulldogs finished second to Virginia in the second varsity four.
All three teams entered Saturday's races nationally ranked. Virginia was No. 1, Yale No. 4 and Princeton No. 6. The teams will likely see each other again at the NCAA Championships in late May. Yale and Princeton will face off again at the Eastern Sprints on May 16.
The Bulldogs return to the Gilder Boathouse next Saturday to race Radcliffe for the Case Cup.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity