Oct. 5, 2009
HARTFORD, Conn - The University of Connecticut rowing team opened its fall season Sunday at the Head of the Riverfront Regatta in Hartford.
In the varsity eight event, UConn finished with a time of 22:51 placing them third behind Trinity and Mount Holyoke. UConn's varsity eight included senior Mikey Sevick (Simsbury, Conn.), senior Katie Rauscher (Manchester, Conn.), senior Sarah Willhoft (Manchester, Conn.), junior Audrey Squire (Kinnelon, N.J.), senior Lizzie Littlewood (Mystic, Conn.), senior Jenny Reynolds (South Hero, Vt.), junior Morfia Efthimiou (Stonington, Conn.), junior Gretchen Stern (Rexford, N.Y.) and junior Kim Weber (Ridgefield, Conn.).
The Huskies fielded two crews in the second varsity eight event, with UConn "B" placing second behind Trinity in 22:50. UConn "A" finished eighth in 29:25. UConn "B" included sophomore Brittanie Reinold (Sutton, Mass.), sophomore Andriel Doolittle (Clinton, Conn.), junior Taylor Hoige (Baldwinsville, N.Y.), junior Morfia Efthimiou, sophomore Mary Grace Haggett (Ledyard, Conn.), sophomore Sara Trevisani (Duxbury, Mass.), sophomore Kylie Angell (Trumbull, Conn.), sophomore Ashley Kalinauskas (Vernon, Conn.) and junior Hailey Rosa (Mansfield, Conn.). UConn "A" included senior Leah Masopust (Morris, Conn.), senior Becca Likar (East Lyme, Conn.), senior Kristen Beasley (Centerville, Mass.), sophomore Jessica Chames (Hookset, N.H.), junior Amanda Cote' (Wakefield, R.I.), junior Liz Harsley (Riverdale, N.J.), sophomore Amanda Sibley (Old Lyme, Conn.), sophomore Diana Filipek (Sewell, N.J.) and sophomore Dana Haddad (Storrs, Conn.).
UConn's varsity four crew finished tenth in their event with a time of 28:19. The UConn four was comprised of sophomore Lindsay Sutherland (Willington, Conn.), freshman Melissa Soucie (Avon, Conn.), freshman Bethany Stokes (Rockville, Md.), freshman Rosie Steffen (Guilford, Conn.) and sophomore Meghan McCarthy (Fairfield, Conn.).
In the open double event, UConn "A" with Weber and Angell finished sixth in 28:44. UConn's "B" double of Harsley and Willhoft finished seventh in 29:44.
The Huskies return to action Saturday at the Head of the Housatonic Regatta in Shelton, Conn.