Softball loses in 10 to split a pair

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. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”12349″ ] Yale started off the day on a strong note, putting together a string […]

Yale eyes Harvard and first-place slot

After a double-header split with Sacred Heart yesterday, Yale softball (13-17, 2-6 Ivy) returns to Ivy League play this weekend by hosting two double-headers against the Harvard Crimson (12-15, 5-3). Last weekend, Yale struggled defensively against Princeton’s and Cornell’s strong hitters, and the Bulldogs will have their work cut out for them again this weekend. […]

Softball drops 4 to Tigers and Red

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 […]

Softball swept as rally falls short in game two

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 […]

Twice softball bounces back after losses

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 […]

Ivy season opens with road series

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. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”12467″ […]

Softball bounces back to sweep lowly Army

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. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”12483″ ] After scoring only one run […]

Softball drops to .500 after four losses last week

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 […]

Gymnasts take second at Ivy Championships

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,” […]

Strong beam and floor performances not enough for Eli win

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 […]

Attrition and the Yale Athlete

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.” [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”12670″ ] Keefe is not the only Yale coach to experience heartburn at the exodus of student-athletes, a number of […]