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No. 9 Yale, No. 8 Princeton, No. 4 Texas Battle On Rainy Lake Carnegie

Donna Knight photo
Donna Knight photo

Bulldogs Finish Second In All Five Races

On a rainy and windy morning on Lake Carnegie in New Jersey, Yale, Princeton and Texas – three top-10 nationally ranked crews – went toe-to-toe. The Bulldogs, ranked ninth, more than held their own with the No. 8 Tigers and No. 4 Longhorns, finishing second in all five races.

"We raced well as an NCAA team today," said Will Porter, The Friends of YWC Head Coach of the Bulldogs. "It was great to race Texas. They are a top NCAA team, and it was good to see how we stack up."

Princeton won the varsity eight and retained the Eisenburg Cup, posting a time of 6:06.0. Yale edged a strong Texas crew to finish second. The Bulldogs finished in 6:08.8, while the Longhorns crossed the line in 6:09.0.

Texas won the second varsity eight with a time of 6:15.5, while Yale topped Princeton for second place 6:20.5 to 6:23.5.

The closest race came in the varsity four where Texas narrowly topped the Bulldogs to win. The Longhorns had a time of 7:04.52, Yale finished in 7:05.6 and Princeton crossed the line in 7:13.7.

Texas won the second varsity four over Yale by less than three seconds – 7:10.3 to 7:13.0. Princeton (7:36.5) was a distant third.

It was only the Tigers and Bulldogs in the third varsity eight, and Princeton won 6:30.1 to 6:34.0.

"We are starting to find our best racing lineups and boat speed as a result," Porter said. "There is more [speed] to come."

Yale will see Princeton again at the Ivy League Championship on May 19, and it wouldn't be surprising to see all three crews together again at the NCAA Championship on May 31-June 1 in Indianapolis.

Next up for the Bulldogs are races at Harvard-Radcliffe and Northeastern next Saturday on the Charles River in Boston.


Varsity Eight:                                                                                                               

Bow – Victoire Lienau (Sr., Paris, France)
2 – Claire Dirks (So., Toronto, Ontario)
3 – Ella von der Schulenburg (Jr., Zurich, Switzerland)
4 – Anna Matthes (Fy., Belmont, Mass.)               
5 – Arwen Neski (Sr., Ashley Falls, Mass.)
6 – Margaret Saunders (Jr., Arlington, Va.)
7 – Margaret Hedeman (Fy., Concord, Mass.)
Stroke - Daisy Mazzio-Manson (Jr., Wellesley, Mass.)
Cox – Aparajita Chauhan (So., Seattle, Wash.)

Second Varsity Eight:

Bow – Katie Gleason (Jr., Sudbury, Mass.)
2 – Alexia Rojas (Jr., Tampa, Fla.)
3 – Anna Scott (Fy., Denver, Colo.)
4 – Sera Bulbul (Sr., Geneva, Switzerland)
5 – Lucy Edmunds (Fy., North Yorkshire, Great Britain)
6 – Claire Grundig (Jr., San Carlos, Calif.)
7 – Phoebe Campbell (Fy., North Molton, Great Britain)
Stroke – Katie King-Smith (So., Oxford, United Kingdom)
Cox – Hannah Malzahn (Sr., Edmond, Okla.)

Varsity Four:

Bow – Lane Unsworth (Sr., San Francisco, Calif.)
2 – Jenna van de Grift (So., San Diego, Calif.)
3 – Christiana Congdon (Fy., Stonington, Conn.)
Stroke – Margaux Paradis (Jr., San Francisco, Calif.)
Cox – Alin Pasa (Fy., Westport, Conn.)        

Second Varsity Four:

Bow – Emmeline Laurence (Fy., Greenland, N.H.)
2 – Hannah Johns (Fy., Longmeadow, Mass.)
3 – Clare Naughton (Fy., Burlington, Mass.)
Stroke – Hannah Knight (Sr., Weston, Mass.)
Cox – Alisha Dziarski (Sr., Chesterton, Ind.)

Third Varsity Eight                                                                                      

Bow –  Elizabeth Duserick (Jr., Arlington, Mass.)
2 – Lillie Ketterson (So., Boston, Mass.)
3 – Elizabeth Cooper (So., Melbourne, Australia)
4 – Hannah Smith (Jr., Long Beach, Calif.)
5 – Clementine Perry (Fy., Wellesley, Mass.)
6 – Katie Green (Fy., Henley-On-Thames, England)
7 – Riley Eversole (So., Oakland, Calif.)
Stroke – Tessa Mapplebeck (So., Sydney, Australia)
Cox – Hannah Yi (So., Sherman Oaks, Calif.)

Report filed by Tim Bennett (, Yale Sports Publicity