Cambridge, MA — Yale upset the top-ranked Harvard women 5-4 to win the Ivy League title. The Crimson are the defending national champions and hadn’t lost a match since the 2009 Howe Cup final, when they lost 4-5 to Princeton.
The match came down to the number 7 contest between Yale’s Caroline Reigeluth and Harvard’s Sarah Mumanachit. Reigeluth won 11-7 in the fifth game to seal the victory for the Bulldogs. Millie Tomlinson, Sarah Toomey, Kimberley Hay, and Alexandra Van Arkel also won for Yale.
Both teams came into the match undefeated. The Yale women, currently ranked second in the nation, now improve to 14-0, while Harvard ends the regular season with a 9-1 record.
Yale’s win sets the stage for what promises to be an exciting Howe Cup competition next weekend at Princeton.