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Bulldogs Move Up To No. 5; Next Up Cornell

Ahsan Iqbal photo
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Yale Seeks To Retain Cayuga Cup

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale opened the spring season last weekend on the national stage. The Bulldogs faced Ohio State and Michigan in a matchup of three top-10 programs. Next up for Yale is its first Ivy League race of the spring. That comes Saturday at Cornell on the Cayuga Lake Inlet. The third varsity eights kick things off at 9 a.m., while the varsity eights race for the Cayuga Cup at 9:20 a.m.

Yale's second varsity eight opened strong by knocking off Ohio State and Michigan with a pair of impressive rows. The Bulldogs, though, fell to the Buckeyes and Wolverines in the varsity eight and varsity four so Friends of YWC Head Coach Will Porter knows there is room for improvement.

"Week two is here, and we look forward to taking the next step," he said. "Last week's racing exposed us, and we have worked hard to make adjustments this week. The crews need to settle into racing and let their hard work come out in boat speed. We all are looking forward to racing this weekend. There is nothing better or more fun than lining up."

Yale moved up four spots to No. 5 in this week's CRCA national poll.

The Bulldogs have won the Cayuga Cup in each of the last four years. Last spring, Yale won all five races, including an impressive 18-second victory in the varsity eight.


9 a.m. – Third Varsity Eight
9:20 a.m. – Varsity Eight
9:40 a.m. – Second Varsity Eight
10 a.m. – Varsity Four
10:20 a.m. – Second Varsity Four


Varsity Eight:                                                                                                                 

Bow – Amy Warner (Jr., East London, South Africa)        
2 – Julia Sesler (Jr., Bronxville, New York)                
3 – Kate O'Brien (Sr., Clare, Ireland)            
4 – Alison Nordell (Jr., Gates Mills, Ohio)
5 – Ella von der Schulenburg (Fr., Zurich, Switzerland)
6 – Daisy Mazzio-Manson (Fr., Wellesley, Massachusetts)          
7 – Marybeth Swords (Jr., Sudbury, Massachusetts)
Stroke – Lily Lindsay (Jr., Harrison, New York)                  
Coxswain – Sara Lee (Sr., Charlotte, North Carolina)         

Second Varsity Eight:

Bow – Schuyler Ritchie (London, England)                      
2 – Victoire Lienau (So., Paris, France)
3 – Olivia Maclean (Sr., Harvard, Massachusetts)
4 – Arwen Neski (So., Ashley Falls, Massachusetts)
5 – Margaret Saunders (Fr., Arlington, Virginia)
6 – Meg Galloway (Jr., Ridgefield, Connecticut)
7 – Sophie Deans (Jr., Sydney Australia)
Stroke – Lydia Keating (Sr., Brookline, Massachusetts)
Coxswain – Anisa Iqbal (Sr., Brookline, Massachusetts)

Varsity Four:

Bow - Emily Patton (Sr., Guilford, Connecticut)        
2 - Kate Flanders (Jr., Sarasota, Florida)                    
3 - Sera Bulbul (So., Geneva, Switzerland)              
Stroke - Kate Horvat – (Jr., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)                
Coxswain - Jessica Michaels (Bangkok, Thailand)                 

Second Varsity Four:

Bow - Lane Unsworth (So., San Francisco, California)            
2 - Hannah Knight (So., Weston, Massachusetts)            
3 - Casey Wizner (Sr., Grosse Pointe, Michigan)          
Stroke - Sara Locke (Sr., Chertsey, United Kingdom)
Coxswain - Hannah Malzahn (So., Edmond, Oklahoma)

Third Varsity Eight:

Bow – Anna Heckler (Jr., Colts Neck, New Jersey)
2 - Adoracion Guzman (Fr., Sevilla, Spain)
3 – Margaux Paradis (Fr., San Francisco, California)
4 – Claire Grundig (Fr., San Carlos, California)
5 – Alexia Rojas (Fr., Tampa, Florida)
6 – Elizabeth Duserick (Fr., Arlington, Massachusetts)
7 – Hannah Smith (Fr., Long Beach, California)
Stroke – Katie Gleason (Fr., Sudbury, Massachusetts)
Coxswain – Joyce Duan (Fr., Fairfax, Virginia)

Report filed by Tim Bennett (, Yale Sports Publicity