WORCESTER, Mass. – The Crusaders were very impressive as they won three out of four races as the Holy Cross women’s rowing team competed against Simmons and Smith on Lake Quinsigamond on Sunday morning. “All the boats performed well in windy and cold conditions,” said head coach Patrick Diggins. “We showed some improvement in the areas we identified in our races yesterday, and while the times were slow into the head wind, all the athletes felt that their performances improved today. All of us are just looking to make each day better than the last and keep in mind our goal of moving our fastest for our championship races.”
The varsity eight won its race with a time of 8:01.94. Smith finished second with a time of 8:10.46 and Simmons placed third with a time of 8:23.91.
The second varsity eight team was victorious with a time 8:15.59, while Simmons (8:41.58) placed second and Smith (8:50.82) was third.
The third varsity eight also earned a victory as it posted a time of 8:50.49, while Simmons (9:10.63) finished second, Smith’s “A” boat (9:14.42) finished third and Smith’s “B” boat (10:05.63) finished fourth.
Smith won a close novice eight race with a time of 8:36.25 and Holy Cross recorded a time of 8:40.26.
The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, April 3, as they will race against UMass, MIT, New Hampshire and Williams on Lake Quinsigamond at 8:00 a.m.
Holy Cross varsity eight: Claire Scherer, Aleks Torres, Beth Charron, Catherine Roy, Monika Mangsen, Meaghan Pedlow, Mollie Sydlowski, Eliza Gettel, Kate Broderick.
Holy Cross second varsity eight: Odet Douglass, Abigail Hammond, Katherine Byrns, Simone Blanchard, Jackie Esperti, Mary Kate Cullen, Ashley Fish, Mara Piltin.
Holy Cross third varsity eight: Callie Gorman, Jackie Jankowski, Jessica Daly, Sarah Weinstein, Alex Noonan, Caroline Cataldo, Amy Boerman, Michele Grenier.
Holy Cross novice eight: Ali Bujold, Ali Hartman, Sally Quinn, Alex Noonan, Colleen Sharry, Janelle DiMartino, Catherine Ward, Liza Noone, Michele Grenier.