March 29, 2009
PHILADELPHIA - The University of Connecticut women's rowing team finished a busy weekend of racing on Sunday afternoon as the Huskies took three of four races from Villanova. The varsity eight, second varsity eight and novice eight all won their race while the varsity four came in behind Villanova. The crews raced 1,500 meters against the current.
The UConn varsity eight came in at a time of 5:33.7 while Villanova was 5:38.2. The UConn varsity eight was senior Kathy Les (South Windsor, Conn.), sophomore Kim Weber (Ridgefield, Conn.), sophomore Gretchen Stern (Rexford, N.Y.), junior Sarah Willhoft (Manchester, Conn.), junior Rebecca Likar (East Lyme, Conn.), junior Katie Rauscher (Manchester, Conn.), junior Sylvia Czupi (Woodbridge, Conn.), sophomore Morfia Efthimiou (Stonington, Conn.),b junior Katie Rauscher (Manchester, Conn.) and junior Mikey Sevick (Simsbury, Con.).
The UConn second varsity eight came in at 5:41.6 while Villanova was 5:53.8. The UConn boat was junior Julie Konstantino (Orange, Conn.), junior Kristen Beasley (Centerville, Mass.), sophomore Audrey Squire (Kinnelon, N.J.), junior Lizzie Littlewood (Mystic, Conn.), sophomore Taylor Hoige (Baldwinsville, N.Y.), junior Liz Harsley (Riverdale, N.J.), junior Jennifer Reynolds (South Hero, Vt.), sophomore Amanda Cote (Wakefield, R.I.) and junior Leah Masopust (Morris, Conn.).
The UConn novice eight came in at 5:48.7 while Villanova was 6:07.2. The UConn boat in that race was freshman Diana Filipek (Sewell, N.J.), freshman Amanda Sibley (Old Lyme, Conn.), freshman Jessica Chames (Hookset, N.H.), freshman Mary Grace Haggett (Ledyard, Conn.), freshman Andriel Doolittle (Clinton, Conn.), senior Amy Kessler (Bridgewater, N.J.), junior Katherin Siracusa (Storrs, Conn.), freshman Dana Haddad (Storrs, Conn.) and freshman Sara Trevisani (Duxbury, Mass.).
The UConn varsity four fell by a time of 6:27.0 for Villanova to 6:39.7 for the Huskies. That boat for UConn was: junior Elizabeth Bernard (Bridgeport, Conn.), freshman Kylie Angell (Trumbull, Conn.), sophomore Elizabeth Flatley (Townsend, Mass.), freshman Ashley Kalinauskas (Vernon, Conn.) and freshman Brittanie Reinold (Sutton, Mass.).