April 27, 2001

Crews Face Top-Ranked Teams

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It always seems that, as the days get warmer in the Ithaca’s spring, the schedules for the Cornell crews just get tougher and tougher each week.

If you’re hankering for more evidence, just take a look at who the three crews will be up against this weekend.

On Cayuga Inlet tomorrow, the men’s lightweights will host Dartmouth, which is currently ranked third in the nation.

The women will head to New England and Providence, R.I., to take on top-ranked Brown.

And as for the men’s heavyweights, they will visit No. 7 Yale. Of course, No. 1 Princeton will also be there.

But it’s not as if facing national competition represents a drastic change for any of the three crews.

Last weekend, the lightweights fell to Yale and Georgetown, No. 1 and No. 2, respectively.

The women were swept by Virginia.

But the men’s heavyweights defeated both No. 10 Syracuse and No. 11 Navy to win the Goes Cup and the Stagg Trophy.

Cornell is no slouch when it comes to national rankings. The women are No. 13, the lightweights are No. 9 and the heavyweights are No. 8.

Next weekend, only the women are in action, as they welcome Dartmouth to Cayuga Inlet.

Archived article by Shiva Nagaraj