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Weekly Sports Roundup (1/7–1/13)

In the final week of the winter recess, many athletes returned to the fields before their classmates even returned to New Haven—and it was a strong week for the Bulldogs. After over a month out of the water, the men's and women's swimming and diving teams came out first at meets against Cornell, Dartmouth and Penn last week. The Bulldogs defeated the other teams by over 40 points at five of the six meets.

In other sports news this week (information from Yale Sports Publicity):

Women's Squash
The women's squash team (5–0, 2–0 Ivy) continued its winning streak this week against Cornell and Columbia. The No. 2 Bulldogs bounced back from a close 6–3 victory against the No. 6 Big Red and swept No. 14 Columbia. The team resumes Ivy League play against Princeton in February, then faces Stanford and George Washington next week.

Men's Squash
The No. 6 men's squash team (5–0, 2–0 Ivy) did just as well last week, upsetting undefeated No. 4 Cornell 8–1 and beating No. 9 Columbia the next day, 8–1.

Men's Ice Hockey
The Elis (9–4–3, 5–3–1 ECAC) improved with two wins last week. The No. 14 team posted a 5–3 win against St. Lawrence,  then returned to the ice for a 3–1 victory over Clarkson. The Bulldogs blanked Clarkson on all five advantages.

Men's Basketball
As the Bulldogs (6–11, 0–0 Ivy) prepare to open Ivy League play next week, it appears their final tune-ups have paid off. The team cruised to a 104–39 victory over Oberlin in their final non-conference game of the season. The Bulldogs shot nearly 70 percent from the field and scored 60 points in the second half.

Women's Track and Field
At the unscored Yale Collegiate Invitational on Saturday, the Bulldogs made a promising start to 2013. Several athletes turned in college-best performances, including Karleh Wilson ’16, who posted the fourth-best throw in Yale history in the shot put. Wilson posted a toss of 42' 6.25" (12.96m), less than two feet off the 44' 1.25" Yale record. The team opens Ivy play next weekend at the annual Dartmouth and Columbia tri-meet.

Men's Track and Field
The men's team also posted some promising results at the Invitational this weekend. Mike Levine ’13 came in first in the weight throw, with a throw measuring 58' 11.25" (17.96m), less than an inch shy of his personal record. Demetri Goutos ’13 also finished first in the 3,000-meter run, despite dealing with an injury last academic year. His 8:40.26 time broke his personal collegiate record by almost four seconds.

Women's Gymnastics
The gymnastics team had its season opener on Saturday in a tri-meet with Alaska-Anchorage and Rutgers in Piscataway, NJ. The Bulldogs finished with a score of 186.750, last among the three schools.

Women's Ice Hockey
It was another rough week for the women's ice hockey team. The Bulldogs (2–14–1, 1–7–1 ECAC) fell 5–1 to St. Lawrence, and then went on to lose 1–0 to No. 6 Clarkson. Still, goaltender Jaimie Leonoff ’15 made 39 saves against Clarkson.

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