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Huskies Sweep Fairfield In Home Opener

COVENTRY, CT (March 27) -- The UConn women’s rowing team swept Fairfield University on Coventry Lake to open the Spring 2004 season on Saturday morning. 

The Varsity Eight kicked off the day with a solid win, defeating the stags by a boat length of open water.  Fairfield did not have a JV Eight so the UConn JV Eight fought it out with the two varsity crews and finished third.  The UConn Varsity Four raced two Fairfield fours and had a substantial win. UConn’s two Novice Eights showed good speed and posted the largest wins of the day.  

 “It was great to see the UConn crews walk away with so many wins today.  It was a confidence builder for the athletes and overall just fun racing to watch,” UConn head coach Jen Sanford Wendry said.  “I hope the JV Eight will step up tomorrow at the Yankee Cup when they race other JV Eight crews. It was tough for them to be put in the Varsity Eight race, but I think it was a learning experience and hopefully they will go into tomorrow’s race better prepared.”

Varsity Eight – Abbey Off, Christina Cotter, Caroline Baker, Tracy Mulligan, Steph Chivers, Alison Elmo, Niki DeCambra, Briana Blood, Jodi Hope 

JV Eight – Liz Glomb, Katie Devonshuk, Valerie Voorhees, Brooke Grauer, Tina Spagnoli, Heather Ferrick, Kristy Dahlstrom, Erin Bartie, Adrienne Cizik 

Varsity Four -Sam Bond, Jenn Rogers, Ashley Cruz, Heather Cannon, Abbey Beckwith 

Novice Eight – Gabbey LaChance, Sarah Carlson, Kali Garges, Nicole Rapp, Bethany Caron, Brooke Bierdeman, Kyle Hunchak, Erin Anderson, Kristine Folkerts 

Second Novice Eight – Cynthia Kwong, Emily Pribanic, Jolanda Jones, Kerri Mocko, Kaitlin Bresnahan, Megan Madariaga, Michelle Stathers, Corinne Romberg, Nicki Pheonix

UCONN V         7:11.96
FU                    7:17.17
UCONN JV        7:26.2

UCONN N         7:39.9
FU N                 8:02.6

UCONN V4        7:57.4
FU V4 A            8:06.8
FU V4 B            8:31.4 

UCONN 2N8      8:01.6
FU                    9:58.2

**  FU caught several crabs during race