SOFTBALL | A must-win series

With two days to recharge and refocus after their four losses in two days earlier this week, the Bulldogs will look to redeem themselves in a crucial series in the Ivy League’s North Division race this weekend. “We still have a chance of placing on top of the standings,” third baseman and pitcher Mariclaire Rebman […]

SOFTBALL | Bulldogs drop two, again

It may be only Thursday, but the Bulldogs’ doubleheader sweep over Harvard on Sunday is already a distant memory. Twenty-four hours after traveling to Cambridge and getting swept by the Crimson, the Bulldogs (16-20, 5-7) dropped two more at the hands of the intrastate rival Sacred Heart (13-22) to run their losing streak to four. […]

SOFTBALL | A scoreless day for softball

Softball is a game of talent and skill, but as in any sport, luck is sometimes needed to prevail — and on Tuesday afternoon, the Bulldogs did not have it on their side. Two days after sweeping a doubleheader against Harvard, Yale (16-18, 5-7 Ivy) returned to Cambridge and saw their fortunes reversed. Unable to […]

BASEBALL | Q&A: No sophomore slump for starter

Coming into his sophomore campaign, pitcher Vinny Lally ’11 had never made a collegiate start. During his freshman season with the baseball team, the southpaw made 23 appearances out of the bullpen and finished his rookie year at 1-1 with a 6.04 ERA. But this season has been different for the Tampa, Fla., native as […]

SOFTBALL | Elis split series

The softball team knows a little bit about ups and downs. The Bulldogs (14-16, 3-5 Ivy) began their weekend with a stunning comeback win over Columbia (12-20, 2-6) and continued on to sweep the doubleheader against the Lions in the nightcap but could not bring the momentum Sunday versus Penn (9-17-1, 4-4). [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”10732″ ] […]

NCAA Tournament | Analysis: Elis unable to play ‘Yale hockey’

BRIDGEPORT — In Thursday’s press conference at the Arena at Harbor Yard, Yale head coach Keith Allain told reporters that the Bulldogs’ key trait was being ready to play, game in and game out. But the Elis didn’t bring their best to the table in the season’s most important game. What was most surprising was […]

NCAA Tournament | Air Force preview

BRIDGEPORT — As three-time defending Atlantic Hockey Association Tournament champions, the No. 18 Air Force Falcons have grown accustomed, over the past couple years, to the NCAA Tournament. Now they look to experience more than just the opening game of the 16-team national tournament. Never having previously qualified for the postseason prior to the 2006-’07 […]

NCAA Tournament | Michigan preview

BRIDGEPORT — National championship. While many squads dream of being the last team standing, other teams expect nothing less — and the Michigan Wolverines fall into the latter category. “We have to take it one step at a time, but that’s our ultimate goal going into every season,” senior left winger Tim Miller said. And […]

M. BASKETBALL | Nearing the end

The Yale men’s basketball team will look to put last weekend’s disappointing split behind as it heads into the final weekend of the 2008-’09 regular season. Yale finishes its season with play against Dartmouth tonight and archrival Harvard on Saturday, the Bulldogs’ Senior Night. Tonight will be a battle of third-place teams with the slimmest […]

M. BASKETBALL | Out of the running

Heading into the weekend, the men’s basketball team had come off two second-half come-from-behind victories to remain in the Ivy League title conversation. The Bulldogs tried to accomplish the feat twice again this weekend but weren’t as successful. On Friday, the Elis (12-14, 7-5 Ivy) overcame a one-point halftime deficit to avenge their previous loss […]

M. BASKETBALL | Playing the Killer P’s

The chances of the men’s basketball team winning the Ivy League title and playing in the NCAA tournament are slim — but they still exist. Likely needing to win their last four regular season games and get some help in order to earn a bid to the Big Dance, the Bulldogs (11-13, 6-4 Ivy) look […]

M. BASKETBALL | What a weekend

Second time’s a charm. Three weeks after traveling to New York and being on the wrong end of two contests against Cornell (18-8, 8-2 Ivy) and Columbia (11-12, 6-4), the Bulldogs (11-13, 6-4) used second half rallies Friday and Saturday night to defeat the two teams atop the Ivy League standings. The weekend sweep puts […]