April 5, 2013

No. 10 Bulldogs Set To Race No. 18 Cornell For Cayuga Cup

Three Yale Crews Opened Season With Victories

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale varsity eight will seek to reclaim the Cayuga Cup when it races Cornell on Saturday on the Cayuga Lake. The Bulldogs edged Penn but fell to Columbia in the opening race of the spring season last week. Racing gets under way a 9 a.m.

"Cornell is very good," said Yale head coach Will Porter. "We will have our hands full this weekend. We just have to do our best to race well."

Thanks to strong performances from the second varsity and varsity four, Yale moved up to No. 10 in this week's CRCA/US Rowing poll. Both crews cruised to easy victories against Penn and Columbia last week.

Cornell, ranked 18th, is racing for the first time this spring. The Big Red is coming off a memorable season last year. Cornell reached the NCAA Championship for the first time in 10 years.

Race Schedule

9:00 - Second Varsity 8

9:20 - First Varsity 8

9:40 - Varsity 4 'B'

10:00 - Varsity 4 'A'

10:20 - Third Varsity 8

Yale Tentative Boatings

Varsity Eight: 1. Maddie Lips, 2. Eliza Hastings, 3. Emily Tormey, 4. Claire Tolson, 5. Kim Szokol, 6. Colleen Maher, 7. Nina Demmerle, 8. Natalie King, coxswain: Christine Devlin

Second Varsity Eight: 1. Kristjana Gudmundsson, 2. Abby Loucks, 3. Elizabeth Vincent, 4. Kristina Wagner, 5. Abbie Young, 6. Amber Anderson, 7. Martha Cosgrove, 8. Madeline Dinse, coxswain: Kristen Brownlee

Varsity Four: 1. Mieke Scherpbier, 2. Natalie Lapides, 3. Juliet Caragianis, 4. Jen Stockwood, coxswain: Margaret Ayers

Second Varsity Four: 1. Kara Freeman, 2. Brit Sharon, 3. Mimi Reichenbach, 4. Amina Edwards, coxswain: Laura Grimbergen

Third Varsity Eight: 1. Sarah Weil, 2. Sabrina Malak, 3. Jane Cozey, 4. Emily Diana, 5. Mary Farner, 6. Emma Hammarlund, 7. Christine Tsai, 8. Kendall Chapin, coxswain: Emily Cline

Photo courtesy of David Hastings

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity