The men’s baseball team, reported on earlier on The Faces of Davenport are fulfilling all the promise they showed at the beginning of the semester. The Elis absolutely crushed Dartmouth in a double header last Sunday. While they weren’t able to have a total victory against Dartmouth through the four game series, with one loss and one win on Monday, they are closer than ever to edging out their greatest rival from the championship series. If the Bulldogs win one more game, (or for Dartmouth to have one loss) to be ensured a spot in the Ivy League Championship. Furthermore, the Elis are favored to win the Ivy League spot in the NCAA championship considering their stunning victories over Penn and Princeton, the leaders in the other Ivy League Baseball division.
Next weekend there is another four game series, this time against Brown. Make sure to wish Tom Fuller (DC’19) good luck for what is sure to be an epic match!
The Yale Men’s Lacrosse team fought off the Brown Bears last Saturday in Reese Stadium. The Elis were able to beat out Brown, with a score of 18-12. This high energy game ended with a combined 100 shots taken! It was a hearty combination of strong defense and aggressive offense that led them to snag a share of the Ivy League Title. Here are the gnomies that led Yale to victory:
Jack Tigh ’19
Brian Pratt ’17
Caymar Matini ’17
The Men’s Lightweight crew team successfully began their spring season by snatching the Johnson Cup from the Naval Academy (The Naval Academy! Those guys love water) at Lake Carnegie in New York on April 1st. Back in New Haven on April 8th, the Elis beat out Georgetown and MIT, sweeping the entire podium in varsity. Noah Baily ’17, captain and gnomie, attributed the victory to the reliability and drive of his teammates. This Saturday the Bulldogs face off against Columbia and Penn for the Dodge Cup here at home, kicking off three intense weekends of regattas until the league championship, Eastern Sprints in Worchester, Massachusetts. Make sure to wish these gnomies luck before their regattas!
Noah Baily ’17 (Captain)
Dylan Gastel ’18
Alexander George ’17
Nicholas Sauder ’18
Source: Lightweight crew grows with success
The women’s crew team trounces Cornell, with all five boats finishing ahead of the competition. The team also was able to capture the Cayuga Cup, marking a five year streak of excellence. The Bulldogs are building towards entering the NCAA championship regatta, through some hard fought matches against the Ivy League counterparts. Here are the gnomes who helped bring the Elis to victory!
Elizabeth Duserick (’20)
Kate Flanders (’18)
Anisa Iqbal (’19)
Hannah Malzahn (’19)
Emily Patton (’17)
From March 3rd-5th, Kate Swanson (DC ’19) traveled to Colorado Springs for the 2017 United States Women’s National Team open tryouts. Swanson, along with two other Elis, competed for a spot on the U.S. women’s national team and collegiate national team in the U.S. Olympic Training Center. Swanson was fourth in the Ivy League last season. She also received All-Ivy honors. The three days of vigorous competition served not only as an opportunity for Swanson to join the collegiate national team, but also as an invaluable training experience with the best volleyball talent around the country.
(Photo by Sam Rubin ’95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Good luck Kate!
Source: Bulldog trio travels to National Tryouts
The Yale Baseball team is entering the Ivy League Championship with gusto. The team entered the championship last year as well, the first time in over twenty years! Unfortunately, the Elis were sent home early last year. This year, the Bulldogs look like they have a real shot at the Ivy League Championship, which would carry them to the NCAA regional tournament. The team is hitting the road to New Mexico for four games this weekend. Though there is only one D-porter on the team, Tom Fuller ’19, a catcher for the team, let’s all make sure to support the team when The Elis return for their first home game on March 21st against UConn!
Source: BASEBALL: Bulldogs return championship-caliber squad
This week in Davensports, the Yale Women’s Swimming and Diving team captured its first Ivy League championship trophy in twenty years! The team entered the championship undefeated, for the second year in a row, but this winning streak is the culmination of years of the team’s hard work to climb back to the top! Edging out Princeton and Harvard for the top spot, the Davenporters who helped bring Yale to victory are:
Olivia Loucks, ’17, Diving.
Lilybet Macrae, ’17, Diving.
Paulina Kaminski, ’18, Breaststroke/IM
McKenna Tennant, ’18, Diving.
Maddy Zimmerman, ’18, Butterfly.
Destiny Nelson, ’19, IM, Breaststroke, Backstroke.
Talbott Paulsen, ’19, Diving.
Charlotte O’Leary, ’20, Breaststroke.
Congratulations on the hard work gnomies! Check back in next week for more featured Davenport athletes.