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Weekly Sports Roundup (2/11–2/17)

In the aftermath of last week's blizzard, many teams had their matches rescheduled and the Bulldogs were more active than planned this week. Though the results were mixed for most athletes, the men's tennis team finished in 5th place at the ECAC Division I Indoor Team Championship in Ithaca this weekend. The Bulldogs (6–2) fell 4–2 to No. 47 Harvard but upset No. 61 Brown 4–3 and defeated George Washington 4–0. The team returns to the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center in March to face off against Farleigh Dickinson, Marist, and Stony Brook.

In other sports news this week (information from Yale Sports Publicity):

Women's Basketball

It was a strong week for the Bulldogs (9–13, 4–4 Ivy). The team defeated Cornell 67–58 on Friday and went on beat Columbia 62–43 on Saturday, earning the Bulldogs their first weekend road sweep of Cornell and Columbia since the 1997-98 season. During the game against Cornell, Megan Vasquez ’13 became the eighth player in the history of Yale's women's basketball program to record 1,300 career points.

Women's Swimming and Diving

After the meet was delayed for two days because of last week's blizzard, the Bulldogs defeated Brown 173–127 on Monday, winning 12 out of 16 events. The meet celebrated the team's seniors, three of whom competed in the 200-yard freestyle relay and helped set a new pool record for a time of 1:33.56. Princeton lost to Columbia last weekend, and the Bulldogs are tied for second in the conference as they prepare for the Ivy League Championships at Princeton in two weeks.

Men's Swimming and Diving

The men's team also defeated Brown 213–86 on Friday for their last regular-season meet of the year, and coach Tim Wise said this season was the Bulldog's best in terms of wins and losses since 2003-’04. The team heads to Providence for the Ivy League Championships in March.

Women's Squash

Though the week started out badly for the the women's squash team, which fell 7–2 to No. 2 Harvard on Tuesday during a match that was rescheduled because of the blizzard, the No. 5 Bulldogs (13–5, 4–3 Ivy) rebounded from the loss during this weekend's CSA Team Championships at Brady Squash Center. The team fell 7–2 to No. 4 Trinity on Friday but swept No. 8 Brown and defeated No. 6 Cornell 6–3 in the final two days of the championships. Harvard took first place at the meet, followed by Trinity. 

Women's Gymnastics

The Bulldogs scored another season high at this weekend's Bulldog Invitational. The team finished the meet with a score of 191.325, which placed it second among the four teams in the Invitational, trailing just under four points behind Bridgeport. Tara Feld ’13 tied a career high and school record with a 9.85 on the vault and tied another career high with a score of 9.85 on the floor.

Men's Basketball

The Bulldogs (10–15, 4–4 Ivy) saw mixed results this weekend, when they fell to Cornell 68–61 on Friday but bounced back to defeat Columbia 75–56 on Saturday. In the second game, the team shot 62 percent from the field and outrebounded Columbia 33–20. 

Women's Ice Hockey

The women's ice hockey team's rescheduled game against Dartmouth forced the Bulldogs (4–19–3, 3–13–3 ECAC) to face off against three schools in just five days — and it seems the team was stretched thin. The Bulldogs fell 4–2 to Dartmouth on Tuesday, lost 4–2 to Rensselaer on Friday and tied 1–1 against Union on Saturday. In one of the final three games of the season, the Bulldogs host Quinnipiac on Friday. 

Men's Ice Hockey

The men's ice hockey team's also took to the ice three times last week because of the storm, and the results were even worse. The Bulldogs (13–9–3, 9–8–1 ECAC) fell 1–0 to Brown on Tuesday, 4–2 to Union on Friday and 4–1 to Rensselaer on Saturday. The team returns to the ice on this Friday at Quinnipiac. 

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