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Softball loses in 10 to split a pair

April 11, 2008 • 0
Drama isn’t just for the stage — it’s for the field too. After Yale softball (13-17, 2-6 Ivy) came through with a 6-0 win against Sacred Heart (15-16), it suffered a hard-luck 3-2 loss in a nail-biting 10 innings. Yale started off the day on a strong note, putting together a string of hits that »
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Softball drops 4 to Tigers and Red

April 7, 2008 • 0
Letting opponents take advantage of defensive mistakes was the downfall of the Yale softball team this weekend. “Princeton’s the kind of team where if you make one error, it will come back and get you,” pitcher KR Ling ’10 said. Yale (12-16, 2-6 Ivy) fell to both Princeton (11-17, 8-0) and Cornell (21-7, 5-1) this »
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Softball swept as rally falls short in game two

April 3, 2008 • 0
Last weekend, the softball team showed marked resilience as they fought back from rough defeats in the first pair of games during back-to-back doubleheaders to emerge with victories in the second pair. Yesterday did not tell the same story. After a 8-0 loss to the Fairfield (8-16-1) that ended in six innings due to the »
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Twice softball bounces back after losses

March 31, 2008 • 0
For the softball team, it was a weekend full of ups and downs. The Bulldogs (12-10, 2-2 Ivy) split their doubleheaders against both Penn (14-8, 3-1 Ivy) and Columbia (12-14, 3-1), coming back big after initial rough losses both times. On Saturday, Yale bounced back from a close 4-3 loss to the Quakers by coming »
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Ivy season opens with road series

March 28, 2008 • 0
Momentum helped the Bulldogs (10-8, 0-0 Ivy) win their last two games against Army on Wednesday, and they’re hoping the momentum will continue as they head into Ivy League play tomorrow. The Bulldogs will be playing a pair of doubleheaders this weekend — against Penn (11-7) on Saturday and Columbia (9-13) on Sunday. Pitching has »
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Softball bounces back to sweep lowly Army

March 27, 2008 • 0
When the Bulldogs are on, they’re on. After four losses last week, the softball team (10-8, 0-0 Ivy) came back strong with two wins against Army (4-20) in a home doubleheader yesterday. The Bulldogs won the first game 5-4, and followed it up with an 11-3 rout. After scoring only one run in two games »
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Softball drops to .500 after four losses last week

March 24, 2008 • 0
After amassing a strong record during the first week of spring break in Florida, including a 22-4 win over Siena, Yale softball suffered four losses last week, two on Thursday and two on Saturday, to drop to .500. Despite strong pitching and solid defense from the Bulldogs (8-8, 0-0 Ivy), Yale lost twice on Saturday »
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Gymnasts take second at Ivy Championships

February 26, 2008 • 0
At their biggest meet of the season, the gymnasts settled for second. Cornell won the Ivy League Championship with a 191.8, Yale placed second with a 189.05, and Penn (188.025) and Brown (186.725) brought up the rear in third and fourth place, respectively. “We’re a little disappointed we couldn’t pull out the Ivy Championship win,” »
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Strong beam and floor performances not enough for Eli win

February 19, 2008 • 0
At their last home meet of the season, the women’s gymnastics team lost a close competition to Rutgers this past weekend on Senior Day. Despite a strong Eli performance at the end, the Scarlet Knights narrowly won the meet, 188.25 to 188.20. Team members said they were disappointed with the loss especially because of the »
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Attrition and the Yale Athlete

February 13, 2008 • 8
Frank Keefe, the head coach of Yale’s men’s and women’s swimming teams, has lost his fair share of athletes over the years. “There’s quitting,” he said, “and then there’s quitting for the right reason.” Keefe is not the only Yale coach to experience heartburn at the exodus of student-athletes, a number of whom leave their »
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Swimming’s HYP is a reminder of what was

January 31, 2008 • 3
Imagine standing among hundreds — maybe even thousands — of fans, cheering on the Yale Bulldogs as they strive for a national championship. There’s not an unoccupied seat in sight, save for those emptied by fans standing up and cheering. The roaring of the crowd is deafening. Yale football versus Harvard at The Game? Nope. »
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Revised financial aid may prove sheer seduction for top athletes

January 29, 2008 • 6
Yale administrators and students and parents from middle- and upper-middle-income families were not the only ones to welcome the University’s much-hyped announcement of increased financial aid earlier this month. Another group, overlooked in the midst of the hoopla, had reason to celebrate, too: the Yale athletic community. Administrators in Ray Tompkins House and the admissions »