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No. 7 Princeton Sweeps No. 11 Yale

Varsity eight (Tim Bennett photo)
Varsity eight (Tim Bennett photo)

Tigers Retain Eisenberg Cup

Complete Results

DERBY, Conn. – The spring season is about at the halfway mark so Saturday's Yale-Princeton regatta was a good gauge of where the two perennial Ivy League title contenders stand heading down the stretch. It was the seventh-ranked Tigers that made the big statement. Princeton won all five races, including the varsity eight to retain the Eisenberg Cup, on the Housatonic River.

"Princeton is as fast a crew as there is right now," said Yale head coach Will Porter. "They are the standard. Now we have to see if we can close the gap."

The closest race of the day was in the varsity four. Princeton finished with a time of 7:13.5, a little over three seconds faster than the Bulldogs. It was the first loss of the season for Yale's varsity four.

In the varsity eight, Princeton won by nearly nine seconds, 6:08.6 to 6:17.2

The Tigers' margin of victory was similar in the second varsity. Princeton finished in 6:19.6 to Yale's 6:26.8.

The Tigers also won comfortably in the third varsity eight and second varsity four.

"We raced hard, but we just are not up to speed yet," Porter said.

The Bulldogs are back in action next Saturday when they race Radcliffe on the Charles River in Boston.

Yale Boatings

Varsity Eight: 1. Eliza Hastings, 2. Maddie Lips, 3. Colleen Maher, 4. Kim Szokol, 5. Nina Demmerle, 6. Claire Tolson, 7. Abbie Young,8. Natalie King, coxswain: Kristen Brownlee

Second Varsity Eight: 1. Kristjana Gudmundsson, 2. Abby Loucks, 3. Elizabeth Vincent, 4. Kristina Wagner, 5. Emily Tormey, 6. Amber Anderson, 7. Martha Cosgrove, 8. Madeline Dinse, coxswain: Christine Devlin

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. Sabrina Malak, 2. Jane Kozey, 3. Emily Diana, 4. Regan Considine, 5. Kendall Chapin, 6. Mary Farner, 7. Emma Hammarlund, 8. Christine Tsai,coxswain: Sarah Weil

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity