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Weekly sports roundup: baseball team upsets No. 3 LSU

With the Bulldogs up against the No. 3 LSU Tigers for three consecutive games, the baseball team's odds of winning seemed slim at best—and indeed, the first two games ended in defeat for the Bulldogs. But in the third game, Yale bounced back from a 6–0 deficit by the fourth inning and staged a major upset against the Tigers, winning 8–7. 

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

The men's hockey team's regular season came to an end this weekend with games against No. 3 Union and Rensselaer. The No. 14 Bulldogs lost the first game with a score of 2–0, but they defeated Rensselaer 5–0. Yale (15–9–5, 10–8–4 ECAC) finished sixth in the ECAC standings, and will host Harvard in a playoff series next weekend.

On the final day of the CSA National Individual Championships, the women's squash team's Shiyuan Mao ’17 claimed the Holleran Cup, the competition's second division trophy. Mao is ranked 37th in the nation. The day before Mao's victory, No. 3 Millie Tomlinson ’14 lost to No. 2 Kanzy El Defrawy from Trinity for the Ramsay Cup.

The championships didn't end quite so well for the men's squash team. Kah Wah Cheong ’17 was the only Bulldog to move past the first day of competition, but his championship hopes ended with a loss to Trinity's Juan Vargas in the consolation bracket quarterfinals.

The men's swimming and diving team came in fourth at this year's Ivy League Championships, hosted at Harvard. The Bulldogs scored 987 points, and Harvard won with 1,495 points. Nine swimmers have qualified for the NCAA tournament, which will take place in Austin, Texas after spring break.

The ECAC Quarterfinals ended in disappointment for the women's ice hockey team. The Bulldogs (9–16–7, 6–9–7 ECAC) defeated No. 5 Harvard in the first of three games with a double-overtime score of 3–2, but the Crimson claimed the next two matches with scores of 3–2 and 4–0. Although Yale didn't make it to the ECAC championships, this season was one of the strongest in years for the team, and it bodes well for next year. 

The men's track and field team completed its Ivy League Heptagonal Championships this weekend with disappointing results: the Bulldogs came in eighth with 24 points, while Cornell claimed the championship title with 145 points. Still, Kevin Dooney ’16 ran the fastest 5,000-meter indoor race in Yale history with his time of 13:59.06, beating his previous personal record by more than 27 seconds. He came in third place.

The Ivy League Heptagonal Championships proved just as disappointing for the women's track and field team, which also came in eighth but with 15 points. With the indoor season behind them, the Bulldogs can look forward to a few weeks of training in preparation for the outdoor season. 

This weekend, the men's basketball team added a third loss to Ivy record when it fell to Princeton 57–46. But the weekend wasn't over for the Bulldogs—the team defeated Penn 70–63 on Saturday. With two games left this season, Yale (15–11, 9–3 Ivy) is two games behind Harvard in the Ivy title race. They play the Crimson Friday night.

The women's basketball team, meanwhile, is fourth in the Ivies after last weekend's performance. The Bulldogs hosted and lost to Princeton and Penn with scores of 85–63 and 62–48, respectively. One weekend of competition remains for the Bulldogs (12–14, 6–6 Ivy). 

The wins keep coming in for the women's lacrosse team. The Bulldogs (3–0, 1–0 Ivy) defeated Sacred Heart 16–5 and Dartmouth 12–5 last week. The second game was Yale's first win against Dartmouth since 2008. Attacker Kerri Fleishhacker ’15 led the Bulldogs with seven points.

The No. 12 men's lacrosse team saw similar results this weekend, when it defeated Bryant with a score of 9–8 on Saturday. Conrad Oberbeck ’15 made three goals and one assist, while Colin Flaherty ’15 added three goals. 

After a three-month hiatus, the No. 2 coed sailing team is back in action. This weekend, the Bulldogs won the Bob Bavier Team Race at College of Charleston, while the Sharpe Trophy Team Race at Harvard was canceled. 

With a month of rest behind it, the men's tennis team is also resuming competition. The Bulldogs defeated Old Dominion with a score of 6–1 this weekend, and Tyler Lu ’17 upset Carlos Lopez-Villa, the No. 56 player in the country. Lu pulled off a 7–6, 7–6 victory.

The gymnastics team came in fourth with 188.525 at a quad-meet against Bridgeport, Penn State, and Western Michigan this weekend. Penn State led the pack with 196.600 points, and Bridgeport and Western Michigan took second and third place, respectively. Camilla Opperman ’16 made a 9.700 on the vault — Yale's top score of the day. She tied for ninth.


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