Princeton Retains Possession Of Eisenberg Cup
PRINCETON, N.J. – Yale's varsity four remained undefeated with a narrow victory, but Princeton retained possession of the Eisenberg Cup on Saturday on Lake Carnegie with a varsity eight victory.
The Tigers, ranked seventh nationally, also won the second varsity eight and third varsity eight. Yale, ranked No. 11, captured the second varsity four.
The varsity four was the closest race of the day as the Bulldogs finished just over a second faster than Princeton with a time of 8:07.2.
Princeton won the varsity eight by a little less than three seconds and took the second varsity by almost eight seconds.
"We raced hard today but are just a step behind Princeton right now," said Yale head coach Will Porter.
The Bulldogs will see Princeton again at the Ivy League Championship in May and likely at the NCAA Championships as well.
"We are just at the midpoint of our season," Porter said. "We will get faster before the end. The question is how much faster? We will need some cooperation from Mother Nature."
The Bulldogs return to the Gilder Boathouse to host Harvard next Saturday.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity