April 14, 2007

Eisenberg Cup Returns to Yale

April 14, 2007

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DERBY, Conn. - The Yale women's crew team enjoyed its first home race of the season Saturday morning. For the first time in nineteen years, the Bulldogs won the Eisenberg Cup, held annually against Princeton. Yale won four out of five races and sealed victory in the varsity eight race by just 1.7 seconds.

With the narrow victory over the ninth ranked Tigers, the varsity eight extended its winning streak to four races and eight crews. he boat included Rachel Jeffers (stroke) Tess Gerrand (seven), Christine Geiser (six), Jamie Redman (five), Taylor Ritzel (four), Amanda Rich (three), Alice Henly (two), Christine Glandorf (bow) and Emily Cleveland (coxswain). In its closest race of the season, the Bulldogs finished in a time of 5:58 and held off a strong Princeton crew.

While the varsity race was close, the junior varsity eights had an even closer battle over the two kilometer course on the Housatonic River. With the two boats neck and neck for most of the race, Yale sneaked by Princeton to win by just 1.3 seconds. The boat included Cara Dermody (stroke) Jennie Hansen (seven), Maren McCrea (six), Suzanne Salgado (five), Hayley Johnson (four), Milica Vujovic (three), Christina Person (two), Lee Glandorf (bow) and Erin Haber (coxswain).

The undefeated freshman eight was unable to continue its streak as the novices raced in coxed fours. The Yale 'A' boat finished seven seconds ahead of Princeton, while the Yale 'B' boat finished in third. Yale's other win came in the varsity four race and Princeton won its only race of the regatta in the 3V4 'B' race.

Next weekend the Bulldogs will hope to keep their unbeaten streak alive against sixth-ranked Radcliffe.and Michigan State.

Report filed by Jamie Cordes '07, Yale Sports Publicity.

Varsity 8:
Yale - 5:58.0
Princeton - 5:59.7

2nd Varsity 8:
Yale - 6:10.0
Princeton - 6:11.3

Varsity Four:
Yale - 6:47.3
Princeton - 6:55.0
Yale N - 7:03.0

3V4B:
Princeton - 7:08.2
Yale - 7:17.4

Frosh/Novice 8:
Yale A - 6:58.5
Princeton - 7:05.7
Yale B - 7:20.0