Princeton defeats Yale on Housatonic River to retain control of Eisenberg Cup
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- No. 7 Princeton moved to 5-1 on the season, 4-1 in the Ivy League, with an open-water victory against No. 11 Yale on Saturday on the Housatonic River. With the win, Princeton retained the Eisenberg Cup, which goes to the winner of the varsity showdown.
Princeton now leads the all-time series 28-11, and the Tigers have won each of their past four meetings with Yale. In the Varsity 8 competition, Princeton posted a winning time of 6:08.6, while Yale finished second in 6:17.2.
The Tigers also claimed wins in the other two NCAA championship format events, the second team (6:16.9, 9.9 seconds) and the Varsity 4 (7:13.5, 3.3 seconds).
Princeton's Varsity 3 (6:23.9) earned a win against the Tigers' Varisty 4 and Yale's Varsity 3, while Princeton's Varsity 4 "B" finished in 7:08.9 to win by more than five seconds.
The win helped send Princeton into its final stretch with momentum. The Tigers will close their Ivy League schedule when they compete for the Class of 1984 Plaque against both Penn and Dartmouth on Lake Carnegie.