W. lax battles for Ivy title

Yale handled Ivy League opponent Columbia easily on Wednesday, winning 15-6. But when it comes to the rest of the Ancient Eight, the Elis’ chances are hardly assured. “Yes, it is not clear where we are going to be,” women’s lacrosse head coach Amanda O’Leary said. “But it’s been the game plan all along that […]

Women’s lacrosse thumps Monmouth

After shocking defending national champion Princeton 7-6 on Saturday, No. 14 Yale (9-3, 3-1 Ivy) sent a follow-up message to the women’s lacrosse world Monday, throttling Monmouth (4-5, 3-0 NEC) 20-5 at Kessler Field in Monmouth, N.J. “We just wanted to prove that our win against Princeton was not a fluke,” attacker Caroline Petrovick ’03 […]

Elis end 11-year drought vs. Princeton

If anyone on the women’s lacrosse team did not believe in miracles before this weekend, they do now. After a 15-12 loss to unranked Rutgers Wednesday seemed to sound the death knell for the Elis’ season, the nationally ranked No. 14 Bulldogs (8-3, 3-1 Ivy) learned Saturday their hopes for an NCAA tournament berth remain […]

Jones outlines m. bball’s season schedule

It has been only a little over a month since the men’s basketball season ended. But head coach James Jones and company already have started on next season’s schedule, which is not yet finalized. “Last season [2002-2003], we had the NCAA minimum of nine home games,” Jones said. “But this season [2003-2004], the schedule comes […]

Rutgers trips up w. lacrosse, 15-12

After being upstaged Wednesday at Rutgers University (6-3) 15-12, the Elis (7-3, 1-1 Ivy) are hoping for an upset of their own this Saturday when they face defending national champion Princeton (6-3, 2-0) at home. “This [loss] is going to be a reality check for us,” midfielder Miles Whitman ’04 said. “I’m sure it will […]

W. lax topples Cantabs

Harvard overcame snow, wind, and freezing rain in Cambridge Saturday but could not deliver a victory through the hailstorm of Yale shots. The Elis (6-2, 2-1 Ivy) defeated the Cantabs (1-7, 0-2) 16-5, ending a three-year streak in which Yale has beaten Harvard by just one goal in women’s lacrosse. “The Harvard game has always […]

Women’s lax bests Fairfield, gets set for Harvard

After a tough 7-6 loss Saturday at home against Dartmouth, the women’s lacrosse team (6-2, 1-1 Ivy) rebounded Wednesday, defeating Fairfield University (1-6), 13-8. “It was a full team effort,” head coach Amanda O’Leary said. “All 26 players got to play, which is a big thing for us since some of those players haven’t played […]

W. lacrosse loses heartbreaker

The loud clang of ball hitting goalpost reverberated through a hushed Johnson Field. The groans of anguish that erupted from the Dartmouth bench a second earlier instantaneously were transformed into a collective sigh of relief. The Big Green (3-2, 1-0 Ivy) knew that mere inches and a stroke of fate saved their 8-7 victory over […]

Penalties fail to slow w. lacrosse

As the women’s lacrosse team (5-1, 1-0 Ivy) found last season, when it comes to making the NCAA tournament, there is no such thing as a “small” mistake. So despite a convincing 12-8 victory over visiting Boston University (2-4) Wednesday afternoon, Yale hopes to do more fine tuning for Saturday’s home match against Dartmouth. “I […]

W. lax upends Fighting Irish

Since dropping its season opener to James Madison University, 14-7, March 9, the women’s lacrosse team (4-1, 1-0 Ivy) has won five straight games, including a 7-6 upset of nationally-ranked No. 10 Notre Dame. No. 15 Yale’s original season opener, scheduled March 5 against the University of New Hampshire, was postponed by a New Haven […]

Eli seniors earn All-Ivy honors

In their combined eight years playing basketball at Yale, Chris Leanza ’03 and T.J. McHugh ’03 have always tried to put the team before themselves. Now, as they prepare to take off their blue-and-white jerseys for the last time, the two Eli seniors will finally walk away with something they can call their own. On […]

No March Madness for Elis as hoops falls short of expectations

Watching as the University of Pennsylvania took the floor in the first round of the NCAA tournament, the Yale men’s basketball team could not help but feel the bittersweet pang of nostalgia. About the same time last year, the Elis owned a piece of the Ivy crown, came only one game short of going to […]