No. 9 Bulldogs Sweep No. 19 Cornell, Retain Cayuga Cup
Yale Wins All Five Races
DERBY, Conn. – The Yale women's crew turned in another solid performance, sweeping Cornell on the Housatonic River on Saturday. By winning the varsity eight race, the Bulldogs retained the Cayuga Cup. Yale's four other crews all won handily.
"Today was a fast day on the Housatonic with a lot of flow and tail wind," said Yale head coach Will Porter. "It is always difficult to get separation in those conditions."
That was certainly the case in the varsity eight race. Yale finished with a time of 6:06.2, one second faster than Cornell.
"Our varsity had a good last 500 today," Porter said. "We have to build on that. The Cayuga Cup is always a great race and today was just another hard fought early-season match up."
The other four races were not nearly as competitive. Yale's second varsity eight cruised to a nearly 14-second victory, finishing with a time of 6:14.7.
In the varsity four, the Bulldogs won by nearly 13 seconds with a time of 6:57.1.
Yale's third varsity eight had a nearly 23-second margin of victory, and the second varsity four won by more than four seconds.
The Bulldogs are ranked ninth in the country, while Cornell sits at No. 19.
Yale is back on the Housatonic for the third straight week next Saturday, hosting Dartmouth and Boston University.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity