May 1, 2010

Women's Rowing Ties For Second At New England Championship

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross women's rowing team tied for second out of 24 teams at the New England Championship on Saturday on Lake Quinsigamond. Holy Cross' second varsity eight boat earned a silver medal with a second place finish, while the varsity eight placed fifth, the novice eight placed fifth and the second varsity four placed fourth. The Crusaders tied for second in the team competition with New Hampshire, while Williams won the title.

After the second varsity eight (7:20.795) finished second of four boats in its heat behind Trinity (7:17.211), the second varsity eight (7:30.760) placed second in the finals. Williams (7:10.329) won the race, while Wellesley (7:35.100) placed third, New Hampshire (7:35.231) placed fourth, Trinity (7:38.355) placed fifth and Bates (7:38.841) placed sixth.

The varsity eight (7:03.707) finished second in its opening heat out of five boats as it was edged by Trinity (7:01.128). Williams (6:59.646) then won the finals, followed by Bates (7:06.100), New Hampshire (7:15.664), Vermont (7:19.911), Holy Cross (7:20.771) and Trinity (7:21.211).

Holy Cross' novice eight boat (7:43.388) placed third out of six boats in its heat, and then placed fifth in the finals. New Hampshire (7:40.504) won the race, followed by Trinity (7:43.644), Tufts (7:47.611), Smith (7:52.933), Holy Cross (7:54.665) and Connecticut College (7:54.967).

Connecticut College A (8:23.457) won the second varsity four finals, while Connecticut College B (8:24.461) finished second, Middlebury (8:29.049) finished third, Holy Cross (8:29.140) finished fourth, Bowdoin (8:29.200) finished fifth, Amherst (8:56.009) finished sixth and Clark (9:14.014) finished seventh.

The Crusaders return to action when they will compete at the ECAC National Invitational on Lake Quinsigamond on Sunday, May 9.

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

Holy Cross second varsity four: Jill Sollazzo, Jackie Jankowski, Simone Blanchard, Jess Daly, Sarah Weinstein.