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Rowing Has Successful Day Vs. Bucknell, Delaware And West Virginia

The UConn varsity eight topped Dealware, but lost to West Virginia.

April 28, 2013

LEWISBERRY, Pa. - The University of Connecticut women's rowing team won six of its ten races on Saturday in a double dual race with Bucknell, West Virginia and Delaware.

In the first round of racing, UConn won four out of five races with the varsity four the only boat unable to secure the win. In the second round of racing, the UConn novice eight and third varsity eight won for the second time that day, while the varsity four, varsity eight, and second varsity eight were unable to beat Bucknell.

"Overall I was very pleased with the results today. We have been trying to improve the speed of the varsity eight this week by changing line-ups and it appears that it worked," said UConn head coach Jennifer Sanford-Wendry. "It was also great to see the novice eight and third varsity eight win both races. The second varsity eight had a very impressive race against Bucknell. We can definitely take the results of the weekend and move forward with positive momentum as we prepare for the Dad Vail Regatta and the BIG EAST Championship."

In varsity eight racing, UConn topped Delaware with a time of 6:59.7 to 7:07.7 while losing to Bucknell with times of 6:47.0 to 6:58.2.

The UConn varsity eight boat was junior Charlotte Kelley (Simsbury, Conn.), junior Natalie Carlone (Fort Washington, Pa.), senior Adrienne Barrett (West Granby, Conn.), junior Kristen Harrington (Milford, Conn.), sophomore Laura Webster (Seymour, Conn.), junior Julia Roth (Weston, Conn.), junior Kendra Kohanski (East Lyme, Conn), sophomore Kathryn Hughes (Sarasota Springs, N.Y.) and junior Erin Mounce(Baldwinsville, N.Y.).

In the second varsity eight, UConn topped Delaware with a time of 7:10.4 to 7:26.4 while Bucknell topped the Huskies 7:13.9 to 7:17.2. That UConn boat was sophomore Elise McCormick (Glastonbury, Conn.), freshman Audrey Kelley (Simsbury, Conn.), sophomore Abbie Viner (Stratford, Conn.), senior Hillary Wiles-Lafayettte (Litchfield, Conn.), junior Ashley West (Dudley, Mass.), senior Caitlin Swallow (South Glastonbury, Conn.), senior Melissa Soucie (Avon, Conn.), junior Chelsea Zabel (Guilford, Conn.) and senior Brittany DePoi(Brookfield, Conn.). In the third varsity eight, UConn posted a 7:32.2 to top the West Virginia novice eight (7:49.5) and the Bucknell novice eight (8:04.4). In another third varsity eight, UConn topped West Virginia by 16.4 seconds.

That UConn boat was junior Emi Nishino (Holden, Mass.), senior Mara Gauger (Winsted, Conn.), sophomore Haley Ullinger (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.), freshman Emily Wilson (Putney, Vt.), junior Abigail Lowry (Groton, Conn.), freshman Meghan Pirsig, senior EJ Joseph(Bridgeport, Conn.), senior Tess Counoyer (Warwick, R.I.) and sophomore Grace Counoyer (Warwick, R.I.).

The UConn novice eight boat topped Delaware 7:52.0 to 8:02.6 and in another race also beat Delaware by 15 seconds and Bucknell by 33 seconds. The UConn novice eight was freshman Marissa Minor (Lisbon, Conn.), freshman AnnaMarie Sullivan (Hampton, N.H.), freshman Emily Powers (Lyme, Conn.), freshman Megan Duva (Glastonbury, Conn.), sophomore Christine Latona (Granby, Conn.), freshman Brittany Shakley (Litchfield, Conn.), freshman Alyssa Hopson (Windsor, Conn.), freshman Peri Stevens (Suffield, Conn.) and sophomore Stephanie Varanelli(Bethlehem, Conn.).

In varsity four action, Delaware beat UConn 8:31.0 to 8:40.7 while in another race Bucknell A had a time of 7:59.8 compared to Bucknell B in 8:22.5 and UConn in 8:32.5. That UConn boast was Liz Tomasco (Milford, Conn.), Amanda Litty, sophomore Doe Bajguz (Naugatuck, Conn.), sophomore Teresa Starzecki (Shelton, Conn.) and senior Amber Crispino(Marion, Conn.).

UConn returns to action on May 10-11 at the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia and then on May 19 at the BIG EAST Championship in Mercer County, N.J.