February 24, 2006

Yale Advances To Semifinals Of Howe Cup With 9-0 Victory Over Brown

Feb. 24, 2006

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Yale steamrolled over Brown in the first round of the Howe Cup on Friday in Cambridge, Mass., winning 9-0. In a thoroughly dominating performance, the Bulldogs won every match without dropping a single game.

"The girls were really excited to play today," Head Coach Dave Talbott said.

With the win, Yale will have an opportunity to avenge Wednesday night's tough 5-4 loss to Harvard. The Cantabs defeated Dartmouth 8-1 in other action today, and the No. 2 Bulldogs and No. 3 Crimson will play in the semifinals of the tournament tomorrow afternoon. No. 1 Trinity and No. 4 Princeton play in the other semifinal at 11:00 a.m.

"Everyone should be really pumped up for tomorrow," Talbott said.

Yale and Harvard take to the courts at 2:30 p.m.

Results:

No. 1 Michelle Quibell (Y) def. Megan Cerullo (B), 3-0
No. 2 Miranda Ranieri (Y) def. Erin Andrews (B), 3-0
No. 3 Catherine McLeod (Y) def. Minoo Fadaifard (B), 3-0
No. 4 Amy Gross (Y) def. Charlotte Steel (B), 3-0
No. 5 Lauren McCrery (Y) def. Breck Haynes (B), 3-0
No. 6 Kate Rapisarda (Y) def. Zarah Rahman (B), 3-0
No. 7 Sarah Barenbaum (Y) def. Katie Lew (B), 3-0
No. 8 Nicola Shiels (Y) def. Jennifer Neff (B), 3-0
No. 9 Jessica Balderston (Y) def. Nathalie Pierrepont (B), 3-0

Report filed by David Sherfinski '08, Yale Sports Publicity