No. 1 Bulldogs Open Spring Season Saturday

No. 1 Bulldogs Open Spring Season Saturday

March 27, 2008

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - 2007 was a dream season for the Yale women's crew team. The Bulldogs' varsity eight won the NCAA and Eastern Sprints championships and went undefeated in the dual race season. Five members of that gold medal winning boat will be racing for the varsity when Yale hosts Columbia and Penn for the Connell Cup on Saturday on the Houstatonic River in the 2008 opener.

"We are looking forward to racing," said Yale Head Coach Will Porter. "We have only six regular season races to get it right before the Eastern Sprints, when we want to be at top speed. Staying home for spring break is always challenging with cold weather and a flooding river. We were able to get some work done, but we still have plenty to do before we find our top end speed."

Yale was ranked first the preseason USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll, released earlier this month.

Last year on the Schuykill River in Philadelphia, the Bulldogs captured four of five races en route to winning the Connell Cup.

In addition to the women's races, Yale's heavyweight crew will be taking on Brown on Saturday. Below is a schedule of events.

9:45 Men 2F4+
10:00 Women 1N
10:15 Men 3V8
10:30 Women 3V
10:45 Men 1F8
11:00 Women 2V
11:15 Men 2V8
11:30 Women 1V
11:45 Men V8
12:00 Women 3V b
12:15 Women 3Vc
12:30 Women 2n4

Yale Boatings

C: Berkley Adrio
8: Tess Gerrand
7: Christina Person
6: Taylor Ritzel
5: Jamie Redman
4: Alice Henly
3: Catherine Hart
2: Caroline Nash
1: Christine Glandorf

C: Mia Kanak
8: Katherine Adams
7: Maren McCrea
6: Lee Glandorf
5: Cara Dermody
4: Jennie Hansen
3: Emily Matykiewicz
2: Stephanie Madner
1: Rebecca Nadal

3V4 A
C: Alyssa Reyes
4: Suzanne Salgado
3: Karrin Weisenthal
2: Allix Wilde
1: Alexandra Thompson

3V4 B
C: Erin Haber
4: Mary Pat Wixted
3: Melissa King
2: Katherine Kazimer
1: Lilah Hume

4: Ryan McCarthy
3: Zoe Ballance
2: Laura Gottesdiener
1: Margaret Sullivan

C: Sarah Brownlee
8: Amanda Grady
7: Roxanne Carini
6: Hayden Mulligan
5: Lauren Ross
4: Jennifer Zeckendorf
3: Mary Freeman
2: Mary Barrosse-Antle
1: Lily Blair

C: Christina Lin
4: Lily Twining
3: Phoebe Hinton
2: Ariel Baker-Gibbs
1: Alexandra Cook

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  • Penn Women's Crew Page
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    Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity