Bulldogs Win Back Nat and Anne Case Cup

April 28, 2007

DERBY, Conn. - The Yale women's crew team had to wait for the last race of the day for their only win, but it was the race that counted most. After missing out in the first four races against Brown and Tennessee, the Bulldogs secured the Nat and Anne Case Cup by beating the Bears and the Lady Vols in the varsity eight race.

Yale's varsity eight had faced ten other boats going into today's race at Gilder Boathouse and had won them all. On Saturday morning they added two more schools to that list: Brown and Tennessee. The Bulldogs, stroked by captain Rachel Jeffers, finished 2.3 seconds ahead of the Brown Bears and over 15 seconds ahead of Tennesse. The boat also included 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). Going into today's race, Yale's varsity eight was ranked second among EAWRC schools and fourth nationally while Brown was ranked first in the EAWRC poll and second nationally.

Brown won all four races preceding the varsity eight race. The Bulldogs came closest to unseating the Bears in the 3V4 B race, where they finished 2.5 seconds behind the visiting Brown crew. The junior varsity eight finished second behind Brown by almost 5 seconds but beat Tennessee by a similar margin while the Yale varsity four finished third behind Brown and Tennessee. The freshman eight boat also took an unbeaten streak that had begun this calendar year, but they saw that streak come to an end as they finished well behind Brown's freshmen.

Saturday's race was Yale's last before heading to Eastern Sprints in two weeks' time.

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

Reuslts

Varsity 8:
Yale - 6:21.0
Brown - 6:23.3
Tennessee - 6:37.6

2nd Varsity 8:
Brown - 6:27.0
Yale - 6:31.9
Tennessee - 6:36.0

Varsity Four:
Brown - 7:25.8
Tennessee - 7:28.3
Yale - 7:35.9

3V4 B:
Brown - 7:21.4
Yale - 7:23.9

Frosh/Novice 8:
Brown - 6:35.1
Yale - 6:48.7

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