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No. 4 Virginia Wins Nine Races at ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Sarah McGovern

Sarah McGovern

April 19, 2014

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ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The No. 4 Virginia rowing team won nine races at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge Saturday (April 19) on Belleville Lake.

The Cavaliers’ captured five of six races against No. 10 Michigan and four of six against No. 3 Ohio State. Virginia picked up victories against the Wolverines in the Second Varsity Eight (6:42.4-6:45.9), Varsity Four (7:25.8-7:42.55), Second Varsity Four (7:29.3-7:42.42), Third Varsity Four (7:41.3-7:43.77) and Third Varsity Eight/Novice Eight (7:02.4-7:15.96), but were defeated in a close Varsity Eight race, 6:25.7-6:27.2.

Against Ohio State, UVa won the first four races, including the V4 (7:21.1-7:28.5), 2V4 (7:16.7-7:20.01), 3V4 (7:31.8-7:33.93) and 3V8/N8 (6:53.1-7:03.59). The Buckeyes were victorious in the V8 (6:21.3-6:25.91) and 2V8 (6:32.9-6:42.17).

Up next, the Cavaliers will host the UVa Invitational on April 26 at Lake Monticello. Virginia will race Michigan State at 9 a.m. and No. 18 Syracuse at 1 p.m. In between the sessions, the Cavaliers will honor their senior class. Admission is free to the public.

Virginia’s Lineups

Varsity Eight: Coxswain Sarah Jordan, Stroke: Elle Murray, 7: Constanze Duell, 6: Chandler Lally, 5: Georgia Ratcliff, 4: Brandy Herald, 3: Fiona Schlesinger, 2: Lizzy Youngling, Bow: Hemingway Benton

Second Varsity Eight: Coxswain Colette Lucas-Conwell, Stroke: Hannah Yoest, 7: Hannah Osborne, 6: Chelsea Adams, 5: Erin Briggs, 4: Maddie Keating, 3: Ali Zwicker, 2: Jo Gurman, Bow: Emmy Bateman

Varsity Four: Coxswain Julia Roithmayr, Stroke: Ellen Pate, 3: Janey Brennan, 2: Sam Casto, Bow: Mackenzi Sherman

Second Varsity Four: Coxswain Sarah McGovern, Stroke: Hannah Solis-Cohen, 3: Catherine Multari, 2: Tessa Dikkers, Bow: Kaity McCullough

Third Varsity Four: Coxswain Chloe Sykes, Stroke: Alexandra Williams, 3: Kathryn Cook, 2: Kaitlin Fanikos, Bow: Jennifer Reid

Third Varsity Eight: Coxswain Hayley LaFleche, Stroke: Maggie Bowman-Jones, 7: Karen Schulte, 6: Ella van der Haar, 5: Caroline Burke, 4: Lexie Katz, 3: Taylor Leonard (morning), Brodde Lamb (afternoon), 2: Allie Nicholson, Bow: Emily Pik




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