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Cavalier Varsity Eight Earns Win at Princeton Chase

VIRGINIASPORTSDOTCOM Fiona Schlesinger (l) and Chandler Lally (r)
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Fiona Schlesinger (l) and Chandler Lally (r)
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Oct. 27, 2013

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PRINCETON, N.J.—Virginia rowing’s Varsity Eight picked up a win at the Princeton Chase on Lake Carnegie in Princeton, N.J., on Sunday (Oct. 27). Four of the Cavaliers’ six crews earned top-five finishes.

Virginia’s top crew picked up the win in the Varsity Eight race in a time of 14:34.417, almost 11 seconds ahead of Yale (14:45.063). Princeton was third in 14:50.893, but Cavalier crews occupied fourth and fifth in 15:03.590 and 15:03.677, respectively. Virginia’s fourth entry in the race placed 22nd (15:42.983) out of the 52 boats that completed the race.

“The Varsity Eight earned a great win today amongst a big and talented field,” UVa head coach Kevin Sauer said. “I thought our team showed great depth also getting fourth, fifth and 22nd in the varsity race and a close second in the novice race. We’re looking forward to three weeks of training before hosting the Rivanna Romp.”

In the Novice Eight race, UVa was edged by Princeton, 15:51.963 to 15:53.229. Georgetown was third over 40 seconds behind in 16:37.045, while Penn and Boston University rounded out the top five.

The Cavaliers will conclude its fall season Nov. 17 at the annual Rivanna Romp on the Rivanna reservoir in Earlysville, Va. at 9 a.m. Admission is free.

Virginia Lineups:

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


 

 

Second Varsity Eight: Coxswain Alissa Hornung, Stroke: Chelsea Adams, 7: Kaitlin Fanikos, 6: Maggie Bowman-Jones, 5: Erin Briggs, 4: Caroline Burke, 3: Catherine Multari, 2: Nina Vascotto, Bow: Emily Pik

Third Varsity Eight: Coxswain Julia Roithmayr, Stroke: Hannah Solis-Cohen, 7: Tessa Dikkers, 6: Janey Brennan, 5: Ella van der Haar, 4: Jennifer Reid: 3: Ellen Pate, 2: Hannah Yoest, Bow: Kaity McCullough

Fourth Varsity Eight: Coxswain Hayley LaFleche, Stroke: Anastasia Asher, 7: Kathryn Cook, 6: Lexie Katz, 5: Ellie Biddle, 4: Allie Donini, 3: Sarah Ianni, 2: Paula Lewis, Bow: Brodde Lamb

Novice Eight: Coxswain Dylan MacDonald, Stroke: Alexandra Williams, 7: Lyndsay Martini, 6: Ali Zwicker, 5: Jill Hannink, 4: Allie Nicholson, 3: Karen Schulte, 2: Emmy Bateman, Bow: Taylor Leonard

Second Novice Eight: Coxswain Jamie Schug, Stroke: Grace Plachy, 7: Marissa Garey, 6: Alyssa Dowdy, 5: Dana Lueker, 4: Emma Zahm, 3: Kameryn Corcoran, 2: Madelyn Clark, Bow: Allie Robertson

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