Crusaders Compete Versus Mt. Holyoke, Smith, Trinity & Connecticut College

Varsity Eight

Video: Varsity Eight Race

, Mass. – The Holy Cross women’s rowing team competed against Mount Holyoke, Smith, Trinity and Connecticut College on Lake Quinsigamond on Saturday morning. Trinity won all three varsity races and the Crusaders placed second in the three races. Holy Cross finished fourth in the novice eight race. The races featured a gusty cross wind that was up and down all day.

"We were all pleased with our performance against some great competition," said Holy Cross head coach and director of rowing Patrick Diggins. "Our young team continues to learn more from each race experience. We've been working on improving on our weaknesses and also improving on our strengths keeping in mind that our goal is maximum boat speed in May."

The varsity eight race came right down to the end as Trinity won with a time of 7:06.12, as Holy Cross just missed first place with a time of 7:06.32. Mount Holyoke placed third with a time of 7:20.39 and Smith was fourth with a time of 7:30.29.

Trinity (7:19.00) took the second varsity eight race, followed by Holy Cross (7:27.14), Mount Holyoke (7:34.64) and Smith (7:37.98).

The third varsity eight race was also won by Trinity (7:41.30), followed by Holy Cross (7:58.57), Smith “A” (8:12.40) and Smith “B” (8:19.07).

Connecticut College (7:43.60) won the novice eight race, while Smith (7:44.29) placed second, Mount Holyoke (7:48.64) placed third, Holy Cross (7:54.12) placed fourth and Trinity (7:56.05) placed fifth.     

The Crusaders return to action on April 11 when they compete versus Bates, Rochester, Trinity, Wellesley & WPI at Lake Quinsigamond. Go here for the race schedule.

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: Amanda Woodgate, Callie Gorman, Mara Piltin, Katherine Byrns, Abigail Hammond, Jackie Esperti, Mary Kate Cullen, Odet Douglass, Ashley Fish.

Holy Cross third varsity eight: Jill Sollazzo, Jackie Jankowski, Michele Grenier, Alex Noonan, Simone Blanchard, Jess Daly, Caroline Cataldo, Amy Boerman, Sally Quinn.