Noting ACC Rowing: Wednesday, April 6

April 6, 2011

Boston College
The Eagles of Coach Steve Fiske were in action last weekend on Saturday, April 2 in a three-way meet with New Hampshire and Rhode Island in Kingston, R.I. BC fi nished third (6:48.3) in the First Varsity 8+, but vame back to win the Varsity 4+ (7:27.3), the Novice 4+ (7:40.9) and the Novice 8+ (6:56.1). Boston College also met MIT in tbe inaugural Resolute Cup race on Sunday, April 3, on the Charles River in Boston. MIT captured the First Varsity 8+ race to claim the cup, posting a time of 7:51.8, to BC's 8:12.3, on a day with medium chop and 10-20 mph cross winds. The Eagles rebounded to take the Second Varsity 8+ race as BC's 3rd Varsity 8+ actually won in a time of 8:27.0 over its own Second Varsity 8+ (8:27.3). MIT was third (8:38.7). Boston College will next be in action April 9-10 in the Knecht Cup, hosted by Villanova on the Cooper River in Camden, N.J.

The 14th-ranked Tigers of Coach Robbie Tenenbaum posted a pair of impressive showings in ACC-Big Ten Duel Meet in Columbus, Ohio. The Tigers' First Varsity Eight Boat, led by coxswain Katie Bruggeling and including rowers Laura Basadonna, Becca Brown, Liz Robb, Sarah Daanen, Heather Cummings, Grace Wolff and Stephanie Cameron defeated both 7th-ranked Ohio State and 12th-ranked Michigan. Clemson posted a time of 6:44.40 to down the Wolverines and then came back with a time of 6:56.25 to defeat the Buckeyes by a little more than three seconds. Clemson's 2V8+ boat also posted a win over Michigan and its 2N8+ crew posted wins over both Michigan and Ohio State. Clemson will next be in action on April 16 facing 3rd-ranked Southern California and 17th-ranked Texas on Lake Monticello just outside of Charlottesville. The Tigers will then face 16th-ranked UCLA on April 17 on Lake Monticello.

The Blue Devils of Coach Robyn Horner, who received enough votes to be unoffi cially ranked 26th nationally in the fi rst CRCA Rowing poll of 2011, got this season off on the right foot with a dual meet win over St. Joseph's in Cherry Hill, N.J. on March 19, then dropped a dual meet with 17th-ranked Penn on the same day. The Blue Devils First Varsity 8+ recorded a time of 6:47.0 to defeat St. Joe's (7:00.4), and also swept the Second Varsity 8+, the First Varsity 4+ and the Third Varsity 8+ races. Duke dropped all four races to Penn, though, with the Quakers taking the First Varsity 8+ in a time of 7:05.1 to Duke's 7:13.3. Duke will next be in action this Saturday and Suday (April 9-10) at the Knecht Cup, hosted by Villanova on the Cooper River in Camden, N.J.

The Hurricanes under second-year head coach Andrew Carter began their 2011 season with a pair of very close losses to Old Dominion in a dual meet in Virginia Beach, Va. on April 2. The Hurricanes' First Varsity Eight boat posted a time of 6:58.6 and was bested by ODU (6:47.9), while Miami's Second Varsity Eight crew (7:25.0) was just edged by three seconds by ODU (7:22.0). UM will next be in action this weekend (April 9-10) at the Knecht Cup, hosted by Villanova on the Cooper River in Camden, N.J.

North Carolina
The Tar Heels of Coach Sara Haney were swept on March 26 by Georgetown in a meet in Washington, D.C. The Tar Heels, who had opened the season with impressive wins over West Virginia and George Mason on Lake Wheeler in Raleigh, were edged by less than two seconds in the First Varsity 8+ by Georgetown. The Hoyas posted a time of 6:12.5, while UNC fi nished with 6:14.4. Each of the other four races were also close, as Georgetown's 2V8+ had less than a four second advantage as UNC posted a time of 56:24.2 to a 6:20.4 posting by the Hoyas. North Carolina will next be in action this Saturday and Sunday (April 9-10) at the Knecht Cup, hosted by Villanova on the Cooper River in Camden, N.J.

The nation's No. 2-ranked Rowing team under head coach Kevin Sauer posted a dominating performance at this year's ACC-Big Ten Challenge in Columbus, Ohio. The Cavaliers swept all 10 races aganst the 7th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes and the 12th-ranked Michigan Wolverines. Virginia's First Varsity Eight boat (6:40.35) composed of coxswain Sidney Thorsten and rowers Kristine O'Brien, Christine Roper, Keziah Bell, Martha Kuzzy, Fiona Schlesinger, Marelle Myers, Claudia Blandford and Taylor Levine, defeated 7th-ranked Ohio State (6:44.46) by four seconds in the opening race. UVa's First Varsity Eight also downed 12th-ranked Michigan by over 8 seconds. The Cavaliers' undefeated 2V8+ crew of coxswain Molly Frear, and rowers MacKenzie Leahy, Carli Goldberg, Carolyn Glandorf, Jenny Shultis, Morgan Joseph, Brandy Herald, Cara Linnenkohl and Hunter Terry, also posted a pair of impressive wins and now has defeated four nationally-ranked teams. Virginia will next host 8th-ranked Michigan State and 16th-ranked UCLA on April 16 in a meet at Lake Monticello just outside of Charlottesville, Va., then will host 3rd-ranked Southern California on Lake Monticello on April 17