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Bulldogs Travel to Take On New Hampshire

The 200 medley relay. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
The 200 medley relay. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Following a weekend off from competition, the Yale women's swimming and diving team is back in action on Friday, Jan. 24, when it travels to Durham, N.H., to take on the University of New Hampshire Wildcats.  It will be the Bulldogs' final tune-up before the two-day tri-meet with Harvard and Princeton.

Yale did not face UNH last season, but the team is prepared to deliver a strong performance against these unfamiliar foes on Friday.  The Bulldogs are fresh off a strong meet against Dartmouth and Penn, having beaten the Big Green 223-77 and the Quakers 163.5-137.5.  The Bulldogs showed prowess in a number of different phases of the competition, as freshman Lilybet MacRae swept both of the diving events by comfortable margins, sophomore Eva Fabian was her typically excellent self in the distance freestyle events (notching wins in both the 1000- and 500-yard freestyle) and freshman Kina Zhou grabbed victory in the sprint freestyle events, winning the 50- and 100-.

While the HYP meet is undoubtedly on the minds of Yale's swimmers, divers and coaches, they are certainly not looking past this matchup with the Wildcats.  In order to continue their winning 2014 (Yale is 3-0 in the calendar year), the Bulldogs will need to bring their best in Durham on Friday.  UNH is currently undefeated, with a record of 7-0, and Friday will be their Senior Day meet.  Last year, the Wildcats qualified two swimmers for NCAA Championships.

The meet is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. on Friday.  For live video coverage of the event, click here

Report filed by Lyon Van Voorhis '15, Yale Sports Publicity