Benitez ends Mets’ hope with blown save

With Barry Bonds’ run at 70 home runs and the Mariners’ chase toward the all-time wins record currently occupying the spotlight, the Mets had quietly crept into the playoff race. Just one month ago, they were a season-low 14 games below .500. But since that point, New York won 22 of 27 games and yesterday […]

Champion of old disapppoints in much-anticipated final match

It was supposed to be a brilliant end to a mediocre year for Pete Sampras. The four-time U.S. Open champion, who aced his way through the two-week tournament — blowing past three former Open winners en route to Sunday’s final — was poised to extend his record of 13 Grand Slam titles. But on the […]

Bryarly does swimmingly in senior comeback

There can be little doubt that Meredith Bryarly ’01 is the best female sprinter in Yale swimming history, but when she graduates Monday she will walk away with a lot more than the six school records she set in her three amazing years in the pool. A defending Ivy League champion after her sophomore year, […]

Softball loses four of six games

Hitting droughts continued to plague the softball team over the past week, and as a result, the Bulldogs (20-21, 5-7 Ivy) dropped four of their last six games. Yesterday the Bulldogs placed second in the New Haven City Series, defeating Quinnipiac (13-24) 6-3 in the semifinals, but losing 3-1 to the University of New Haven […]

Softball splits both Ivy doubleheaders

Friday and Saturday were almost identical for the Yale softball team. The Bulldogs played two doubleheaders this weekend, losing the two openers in extra innings and then rebounding to win the back end of each twin bill. Yale (18-17, 4-4 Ivy) split games with Princeton (12-11, 3-5) Friday, dropping the first game 4-1 in eight […]

Softball wins two; Filson sets record

The late innings were good to Yale softball Wednesday. The Bulldogs (16-15, 2-2 Ivy) won both ends of a doubleheader with Quinnipiac (9-15) in the closing innings of each game. Freshman Shayna Filson broke Yale’s single season home-run record with a two-run homer to left in the sixth inning of the second game. Yale needed […]

Softball goes 2-2 in opening Ivy weekend

The Yale softball team started off its first day of Ivy League competition on the right foot, but it then stumbled severely on the second. The Bulldogs (14-15, 2-2 Ivy) swept a doubleheader from host Columbia (11-15, 1-5) Saturday, but dropped two straight to Cornell (20-11, 6-0) the following day in Ithaca, N.Y. Yale had […]

Softball opens Ivy season at Columbia, Cornell

The Ivy League softball teams begin to play for keeps on Saturday. The Bulldogs (12-13) open Ivy League play this weekend when they travel to Columbia (9-11, 0-2 Ivy) Saturday and Cornell (14-11, 2-0) Sunday for doubleheaders at each school. “All the games we’ve played so far have been in preparation for this weekend,” captain […]

Errors plague softball squad in 8-0 loss

In a game that produced a rather odd-looking box score, Connecticut defeated the Yale softball team 8-0 on the strength of only one earned run. The visiting Huskies (9-15) capitalized on three Bulldog (11-12) errors with three timely home runs on their way to the five-inning victory yesterday afternoon at the Yale field. “We left […]

Softball captures three of four

The Yale softball team’s clutch hitting returned with a vengeance this weekend. The Bulldogs (12-12) scored 26 runs over four games en route to sweeping a doubleheader with Army (3-9) and taking one out of two from Stony Brook (8-8) the following day. Yale defeated host Army 11-2 and 4-0 Saturday and lost to Stony […]

Frosh duo leads softball to victory

The young Yale softball team is building on each game. The Bulldogs (9-11) let the front end of a doubleheader with Rhode Island (5-16) get away from them yesterday, losing 4-3, but rebounded nicely in the second game and managed to hold off the Rams to win 4-3. “It was good to get a split,” […]