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Weekly sports roundup (11/04-11/10)

As the fall season comes to an end for some of Yale's athletes, others are just about to face weeks and months of competition as the winter season takes off. And for the women's swimming and diving team, the upcoming season is off to a fantastic start. The Bulldogs defeated Southern Connecticut State University 204–77, and Yale's freshmen competed particularly well.

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

The men's swimming and diving team posted similarly strong results this weekend. The Bulldogs defeated SCSU with a score of 172–73. Next up for the team: a meet against Columbia held in New York, the first Ivy League competition of the season.

Last week's surprising loss against Harvard did nothing to slow the momentum of the women's volleyball team. The Bulldogs defeated (17–4, 11–1 Ivy) swept both Columbia and Cornell this weekend, maintaining a solid spot at the top of the Ivy League standings. Two conference games remain for the defending Ivy League champions. 

The football defeated the Brown Bears 24–17 on Saturday. Wide receiver Deon Randall ’15 ran a 32-yard touchdown with just 19 seconds to spare in the game, providing a quick end to a game in which the Bulldogs played four different quarterbacks. Randall was also the team's leading rusher with 59 yards on six carries.

It was a particularly exciting week for the No. 11 Bulldogs in men's ice hockey. On Friday, the team took down Princeton 5–2. The next night, they traveled to Hamden to face off against No. 5 Quinnipiac in their first meeting since the NCAA hockey finals last spring. Yale (3–1–2, 2–0–2 ECAC) used this opportunity to prove that it will continue to put up a strong fight this year: the game ended in a 3–3 tie

As the coed sailing team approaches the end of its fall season, Yale's top-ranked athletes are racing in several important regattas. This weekend, the Bulldogs competed in the ICSA Men's Singlehanded National Championship, hosted by Brown in Newport, R.I. Mitchell Kiss ’17 and Ian Barrows ’17 placed fourth and 11th, respectively. Next weekend, the team will compete in the Atlantic Coast Championship at College of Charleston.

The ICSA Women's Singlehanded National Championship ended a little less positively for the women's sailing team. After 18 races in strong winds, Urska Kosir ’15 finished in 15th place. Erika Reineke, a Boston College sophomore, claimed the championship for the second year in a row. 

The women's field hockey team ended its season on a high note this weekend, defeating Brown with a score of 2–1. Georgia Holland ’14 and Emily Schuckert ’14 scored goals this weekend. The Bulldogs (8–9, 4–3) finish their season tied for third with Cornell.

It's looking like the start to a strong season for the women's basketball team. The Bullodgs defeated Monmouth 64–55, thanks in part to 14 points from Hayden Latham ’15. Meredith Boardman ’15 added 10 points and nine rebounds. The Bulldogs have several games to look forward to before they open Ivy League play in January.

The men's basketball team, meanwhile, started the second half of its game against Central Connecticut State with a 17-point deficit, but the Bulldogs bounced back and eventually won the game with a score of 93–77. Justin Sears ’16 scored a career-high 26 points and 13 rebounds, earning over half of both in the second half alone. 

Facing its toughest competition of the season so far, the women's tennis team suffered several tough losses against Northwestern this weekend. On Friday, Hanna Yu ’15 brought home the only singles win for the Bulldogs at No. 4, and Yale and Northwestern split wins in the four doubles matches. Things were looking better for the team on the second day of the Wildcat Fall Duals, when Annie Sullivan ’14, Madeleine Hamilton ’16, Hanna Yu ’15, Courtney Amos ’16, and Sherry Li ’17 each brought in wins.

Two losses brought with them the end of the women's soccer team's fall season. The Bulldogs fell 3–1 to Brown, bringing their conference record to 2–4–1 (7–8–1 overall) and finishing fifth in the Ivy League, ahead of Columbia, Princeton, and Cornell. On Sunday, the Bulldogs fell to Brown again, with a score of 2–1, but the game did not count as a conference match.

It's looking like another rough week for the women's ice hockey team. The Bulldogs (0–5–1, 0–3–1 ECAC), who have yet to win a game this season, fell 3–2 to Princeton and went on to a 0–0 tie with Quinnipiac

After an unfortunate game against Brown on Saturday, the men's soccer team has fallen out of competition for the Ivy League title this season. The Bulldogs fell to the Bears 3–1, with the team's only goal coming from Jenner Fox ’14. Yale (4–10–2, 2–2–2) is currently fifth in the Ivy League with one conference game remaining. 

The winter season hasn't yet begun for the men's squash team, but the Bulldogs emerged from this weekend's Ivy Scrimmages in second place. The team defeated Columbia 7–2 and Princeton 5–4, losing to Harvard in the final stage of competition with a score of 6–3. Neil Martin ’14 went undefeated at No. 3.

The women's squash team finished third at the Scrimmages this weekend, despite being seeded No. 4 in the pre-season competition. The Bulldogs swept Cornell, lost to Harvard 5–4, and then beat Penn 7–2. Millie Tomlinson ’14 fought hard in the No. 1 position against Harvard junior Amanda Sobhy, who has never lost a match in her collegiate career, but Tomlinson just barely lost with a score of 5–4.

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