February 16, 2011

Yale Women to Compete in ECAC Tournament, Seeded No. 2

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – After winning two consecutive matches, the No. 40 Yale Bulldogs (6-2) will attend this year's ECAC Division I Indoor Team Championship at Princeton this weekend. The Bulldogs have been seeded No. 2 in the tournament, behind No. 1 Princeton. Yale will play its first match against No. 7 Columbia on Friday morning at 11:30a.m.

If Yale wins the first match, it will play the winner of No. 3 Harvard and No. 6 Cornell. If Yale were to lose, it would play the loser of the two.

The complete tournament bracket and schedule is available here.

Scouting the Competition

The Columbia women have yet to drop a match this spring, posting an undefeated 5-0 record. The Lions have defeated Fairleigh Dickinson (7-0), St. John's (6-1), Stony Brook (5-2), East Tennessee State (5-2) and Rutgers (4-3). However, Columbia has yet to face a ranked opponent, let alone one as highly ranked as Yale.

History Lessons

Two years ago, the Bulldogs won the 2009 ECAC Division I Championship at Dartmouth, as the No. 1 seeds. As the first seed, Yale received a bye in the first round, and only had to win two matches to secure the championship. Last year, the Bulldogs entered the tournament as the No. 3 seed, and captured the title once again in three matches. Yale defeated Dartmouth 4-0 in the finals, after beating Boston University in the first round and Harvard in the semifinals.

Yale looks for a third consecutive victory this weekend.

 

Report by Courtney Kaplan '13, Yale Sports Publicity 

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