Oct. 29, 2009
PHILADELPHIA - The University of Connecticut women's rowing team closed out its fall season Saturday at the Head of the Schuylkill in Philadelphia.
UConn entered two boats in the Championship Eights event. Vesper Boat Club won the event with a time of 14:46.2 while UConn 'A' placed fifth, with a time of 15:09.4. UConn 'A' included senior Mikey Sevick (Simsbury, Conn.), senior Katie Rauscher (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.).
UConn 'B' placed 15th, with a time of 16:03.5. UConn 'B' consisted of senior Leah Masopust (Morris, Conn.), senior Rebecca Likar (East Lyme, Conn.), senior Kristen Beasley (Centerville, Mass.), sophomore Jessica Chames (Hookset, N.H.), sophomore Amanda Sibley (Old Lyme, Conn.), senior Liz Harsley (Riverdale, N.J.), senior Sylvia Czupi (Woodbridge, Conn.), sophomore Diana Filipek (Sewell, N.J.) and junior Amanda Cote (Wakefield, R.I.).
In the Open Four event, UConn posted a time of 18:08.5, placing sixth in a field of 22 boats. New York Athletic Club won the event with a time of 17:06.5. The UConn four included sophomore Brittanie Reinold (Sutton, Mass.), sophomore Andriel Doolittle (Clinton, Conn.), sophomore Dana Haddad (Storrs, Conn.), junior Taylor Hoige (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) and sophomore Mary Grace Haggett (Ledyard, Conn.).
The UConn novice squad competed in their first race of the season at the Head of the Schuylkill, entering two boats in the Frosh/Novice Eights event. Pennsylvania won the event, completing the course in 16:36.5. UConn 'A' finished 11th with a time of 17:58.1. UConn 'A' included freshman Liz Sarant, freshman Melissa Soucie (Avon, Conn.), sophomore Kaitlyn Clarke (Tolland, Conn.), freshman Hillary Wiles-Lafayette (Litchfield, Conn.), freshman Adrienne Barrett (West Granby, Conn.), sophomore Brittany DePoi (Brookfield, Conn.), freshman Melissa Carlson (Reading, Mass.), freshman Deanna Cabrey (Fort Sill, Okla.) and freshman Bethany Stokes (Rockville, Md.).
UConn 'B' finished in 17th, posting a time of 18:50.4. UConn 'B' included freshman Nicole Sowin (Greenwich, Conn.), freshman Katie Visentin (Cheshire, Conn.), sophomore Tara Granato (Schwenksville, Pa.), freshman Stephanie Pollard (Lisbon, Conn.), freshman Kelly Macko (Bolton, Mass.), sophomore Meredith Malinn (Norwood, Mass.), freshman Rosie Steffen (Guilford, Conn.) and sophomore Natasha Aekus (Whitingham, Vt.). .