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First Home Races End With Five Wins

The Bulldogs celebrate with Handsome Dan (Steve Conn photo)
The Bulldogs celebrate with Handsome Dan (Steve Conn photo)

Bulldogs Cruise Past Penn, Dartmouth

The first day of a busy weekend for the Yale women's crew went quite well. The Bulldogs rolled to comfortable victories in all five races with Dartmouth and Penn. By finishing ahead of Dartmouth in the varsity eight, Yale kept the Class of 1985 Cup at Gilder Boathouse.

The varsity eight performance was dominant as the Bulldogs had a nearly 12-second margin over second-place Penn. Yale finished with a time of 5:59.9, while the Quakers crossed the line in 6:11.4. Dartmouth was third in 6:14.6.

The second varsity eight had the closest margin, but the Bulldogs still won by seven seconds with a time of 6:03.4. Penn was second in 6:10.4 and the Big Green came in third at 6:29.7. Yale's second varsity is undefeated on the season.

In the varsity four, the Bulldogs finished with an impressive time of 6:51.0, 10 seconds faster than Penn, while Dartmouth came in at 7:06.9.

Yale's unbeaten third varsity eight beat Dartmouth by nearly 26 seconds. Penn did not enter.

In the second varsity four, the Bulldogs finished in 6:48.3, nearly 19 seconds ahead of second place Penn.

Yale's margins were even more impressive considering the environment on the Housatonic.

"In fast conditions, it is difficult to get separation, everything happens faster," said Will Porter, The Friends of YWC Head Coach of the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs have now swept each of their last two races, including last Saturday at Cornell.

"We are slowly finding combinations that work," Porter said. "We have yet to row a complete race but it is coming."

The next opportunity is on Sunday when the Bulldogs host Columbia starting at 8:15 a.m.


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 – Jessica Michaels (Jr., Bangkok, Thailand)

Varsity Four:

Bow - Sera Bulbul (So., Geneva, Switzerland)
2 - Elizabeth Duserick (Fr., Arlington, Massachusetts)
3 - Alexia Rojas (Fr., Tampa, Florida)
Stroke - Kate Horvat (Jr., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Coxswain – Elizabeth Duserick (Fr., Arlington, Massachusetts.)    

Second Varsity Four:

Bow - Kate Flanders (Jr., Sarasota, Florida)
2 - Emily Patton (Sr., Guilford, Connecticut)
3 - Casey Wizner (Sr., Grosse Pointe, Michigan)
Stroke - Sara Locke (Sr., Chertsey, United Kingdom)
Coxswain – Anisa Iqbal (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)  

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 – Hannah Knight (So., Weston, Massachusetts)
6 – Lane Unsworth (So., San Francisco, California)
7 – Hannah Smith (Fr., Long Beach, California)
Stroke – Katie Gleason (Fr., Sudbury, Massachusetts)
Coxswain – Hannah Malzahn (So., Edmond, Oklahoma)

Report filed by Tim Bennett (, Yale Sports Publicity