April 30, 2006

Yale Finishes Second To Brown

April 30, 2006

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Yale's varsity eight lost only its second race of the season Sunday morning as the women's crew team failed to defend the Nat and Anne Case Cup against Brown and Northeastern. The Bulldogs finished second behind the Bears in three of the four races they entered boats in.

Today's regatta was Head Coach Will Porter's last chance to see his crews in action before Eastern Sprints. Rowing in rough water and with a strong tail wind on the Seekonk River, the Bulldogs were outperformed by a deep Brown squad that swept all five races for the fourth week in a row.

The varsity eight race was contested mainly between Yale and Brown, with Northeastern back in third place. The Bulldogs finished a little over four seconds back from the Bears, who are ranked ninth in the nation.

In the junior varsity race, the undefeated Brown boat controlled the race, winning by 10 seconds over the Bulldogs with Northeastern six seconds back. The gap was even bigger for the Bears in the novice eight race. The Bulldogs finished almost eleven seconds back in second place.

In the most closely contested race of the day, the varsity four, Yale finished fourth, just one second back from the third-place Brown "B" boat.

Yale now has a two week break without competition before the championship regatta season begins. The Bulldogs will first compete in the Eastern Sprints in Camden, N.J. before heading to West Windsor N.J. in the last weekend of May for the NCAA Championships.

Complete Results

Varsity 8
Brown - 5:53.31
Yale - 5:57.48
Northeastern - 6:06.81

2nd Varsity 8
Brown - 6:07.01
Yale - 6:17.03
Northeastern - 6:23.76

Varsity Four
Brown A - 7:01.97
Northeastern - 7:06.51
Brown B - 7:08.73
Yale - 7:09

Novice 8
Brown - 6:21.83
Yale - 6:32.79
Northeastern - 6:35.10

Novice 4
Brown - 7:16.86
Northeastern B - 7:21.28
Northeastern A - 7:23.43

Report filed by Jamie Cordes '07, Yale Sports Publicity

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