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Weekly Sports Roundup (10/14-10/20)

The men's golf team ended its fall season on a high note with a first-place in the Ivy League Match Play, a big improvement over last year, when they finished in fourth place. 

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

Women's Sailing

The No. 1 Bulldogs added a fourth regatta to its winning streak this weekend, coming out on top after 12 races at the Yale Women's Intersectional. The team ended the first day of competition 54 points ahead of its closest competitors. Next up for the women's sailing team: The Stu Nelson Trophy at Connecticut College next weekend.

Coed Sailing

It was another eventful weekend for Yale's No. 1 coed sailing team. The Bulldogs competed in three regattas, finishing fourth in the Captain Hurst Bown at Dartmouth, ninth at the Great Herring Pond Open at Massachussetts Maritime Academy, and sixth at the Firefly/FJ Invite at MIT. Although Yale College's fall break will take place this week, the coed sailing team will be training intensely before traveling to Brown and competing in the Hoyt Intersectional next weekend.

Women's Tennis

As the women's tennis team continues competing for the USTA/ITA Regional Championships at Harvard this week, Yale's athletes have already gained a great deal of momentum. Captain Annie Sullivan ’14 has advanced to the quarterfinals, defeating athletes from Penn and Fordham. Sullivan has also seen success in the doubles: she and teammate Madeleine Hamilton ’16 have advanced to the doubles quarterfinals, besting duos from Columbia and BC.

Women's Golf

After the first day at the Sacred Heart Fall Classic yesterday, the women's golf team played to a solid second-place finish. Yale (+29) was second only to Seton Hall, which shot a 309 (+21) and secured an eight-stroke lead. The tournament—the last of the team's fall season—continues today at the Great River Golf Club in Milford, Connecticut.

Men's Ice Hockey

The defeniding national-champion men's ice hockey team took to the ice for the first time this season, skating to a 9–2 exhibition victory over the University of Ontario Institute of Technology at home on Saturday. Eight different Yale athletes scored goals, and the Elis outshot UOIT 51 to 18.

Women's Crew

At the 49th Head of the Charles regatta this weekend, the women's crew team put forth an impressive performance. The varsity eight was the second fastest collegiate crew in the championship eight, finishing with a time of 16:48.112. The team also finished 14th overall in the championship four.

Men's Lightweight Crew

The men's lightweight crew, meanwhile, also saw some impressive results at the Head of the Charles. The first entry in the lightweight four event missed first place by just two seconds, while the second came in fifth with a time of 17:59. In the lightweight eight, the Bulldogs came in third with a time of 15:22. Next, the men's lightweight crew sets its sights on the Princeton Chase, scheduled to take place this weekend.

Women's Volleyball

And with another weekend of competition, the women's volleyball team inches closer to its next Ivy championship. The team defeated Cornell 3–0 on Friday and Columbia 3–1 on Saturday, making for a seven-game winning streak. As of Saturday night, the bulldogs (13–3) remain undefeated in the Ivy League this season. 

Women's Field Hockey

It was a strong weekend for the women's field hockey team: the Bulldogs were able to defeat Dartmouth 4–3 on Saturday and Maine 4–3, with overtime, on Sunday. In both games, the team just barely defeated its oponent. Midfielder Nicole Wells ’16 scored the winning goal against Dartmouth with just 25 seconds remaining in the game.

Women's Soccer

Women's soccer coach Rudy Meredith has always stressed the importance of scoring the first goal—and doing so brought great success to the Bulldogs twice last week. The team blanked both Marist and Cornell with scores of 4–0 and 1–0, improving its overall record to 7–5 and its Ivy record to 2–2. 

Men's Heavyweight Crew

Just weeks after the fall season began, the men's heavyweight crew raced in the Head of the Charles, its last regatta before the spring season. On the first day of competition, the Bulldogs finished 10th with a time of 15:15.1 among 47 teams in the Men's Club Eights. The next day, the Bulldogs finished 13th with a time of 17:28.4 among 20 teams in the Men's Championship Fours event, and 11th with a time of 15:02.0 in a field of 37 boats in the Men's Championship Eights.

Men's Cross Country

Racing on the course that will host this year's NCAA Division I National Championships, the men's cross country team came out in 23rd place at the Pre-National Invitational in Terre Haute, Indiana, on Saturday. The Bulldogs competed against some of the nation's best teams and finished close behind several teams that received top-30 votes in the latest USTFCCCA poll. Alex Conner ’16, Kevin Dooney ’16, and James Randon ’17 each earned personal bests at the meet.

Men's Soccer

Two weeks ago, the Bulldogs defeated Dartmouth in double overtime, and the team seemed destined for a similar outcome in its game against Cornell this weekend—but the game ended in a scoreless tie after two periods of overtime. This week, the Bulldogs (3–7–1, 2–0–1 Ivy) face off against Connecticut before resuming Ivy play at Penn.

Women's Ice Hockey

After a 6–0 scrimmage victory against Sacred Heart on Friday, the women's field hockey team seemed prepared to start an impressive season. And although the next day ended in disappointment for the team, the Bulldogs (0–1, 0–0) put up an impressive fight. They scored three goals against Boston College, ranked second in the nation, and ended up just barely losing with a score of 4–3.


After winning its first three games, the football team has lost its last two. No. 8 Fordham beat Yale 52–31 this weekend at the Bowl. The team (3–2, 1–1 Ivy) remains hopeful as it prepares to travel to Penn next weekend.

Men's Tennis

Although this year's USTA/ITA Regional Championships rage on today and tomorrow, the Bulldogs have unfortunately been eliminated from the singles and doubles main draws. Still, two players — Daniel Faierman ’15 and Tyler Lu ’17 — performed well in the singles main draws, winning two matches each.

Women's Cross Country 

Yale's women's cross country team finished in 37th place with 964 points at the fifth annual Wisconsin Adidas Invitational this weekend. Competing against a broad swath of teams from across the country, including 26 nationally ranked teams, several Elis posted strong records: Kira Garry ’15 led hed teammates with a time of 21:26, her best 6k time to date, and earned 149th place among 288 runners.

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