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Irish Crew Defeats 14th-Ranked Indiana to Claim Dale England Cup
GREENSBORO, NC (theACC.com) — Notre Dame’s First Varsity Eight was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Crew of the Week after winning and clinching the Dale England Cup for the Irish by defeating 14th-ranked Indiana, Duke and Navy to break a three-way tie for the Cup title last Sunday.
The Notre Dame 1V8, coached by Martin Stone, lowered its time by almost nine seconds in posting a time of 6:37.4 to defeat 14th-ranked Indiana (6:38.5), Duke (6:45.0) and Navy (7:05.9) to clinch the title of the Dale England in a tiebreaker at Lake Lemon, Indiana.
Earlier, in the morning session, the Irish 1V8 had posted a time of 6:46.0 in finishing second by just three-tenths of a second to Indiana (6:45.7), but ahead of Duke (6:53.1) and Navy (6:55.7).
The afternoon win allowed the Irish, who also finished second in the 2V8, 1V4 and 2V4 afternoon races, to win the Dale England for the third time in the last four years. Earlier, Notre Dame won the morning Second Varsity Four, the Novice Eight and the Second Novice Eight.
Notre Dame’s First Varsity Eight is composed of coxswain Reilly Kearny (So., San Mateo, California), stroke Joanna Mulvey (Sr., Staatsburg, New York), seven-seat Hillary Shinnick (Jr., Kildorrey County Cork, Ireland), six-seat Elizabeth Kelley (Sr., Windermere, Florida), five-seat Treasa O’Tighearnaigh (So., Powell, Ohio), four-seat Katherine Lumetta (Sr. Chesterfield, Missouri), three-seat Laura Migliore (Fr., Tampa, Florida), two-seat Ellen Gleadow (Sr., Vancouver, British Columbia) and bow Catherine Wagner (Jr., St. Louis, Missouri).
Notre Dame’s 1V8 boat was chosen over the First Varsity Four of Duke. Unranked, the Blue Devils 1V4 crew, coached by Megan Cooke Carcagno, won both of their races at the Dale England Cup. In the morning session, the Blue Devils posted a time of 7:51.4 in defeating 14th-ranked Indiana (7:53.4), Navy (7:54.4) and 17th-ranked Notre Dame (7:55.3). Then in the afternoon session, Duke lowered its time by 14 seconds in posting a 7:37.4 clocking to again defeat the Irish (7:38.1), Indiana (7:42.4) and Navy (7:47.9).
Notre Dame will not be in action until the ACC Championships on May 13-14. Duke will travel to Princeton, New Jersey, to face ninth-ranked Princeton in a dual meet in its final competition before the ACC Championships.
All nine ACC rowing teams will be in action at the 17th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Rowing Championships, which will be held on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 on Lake Hartwell in Clemson, South Carolina.
The 2016 ACC Rowing Championship finals, which will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, at 8 a.m., will be available live on ESPN3.