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Women's Rowing Competes At Knecht Cup

April 11, 2009

CAMDEN, N.J. - The University of Connecticut women's rowing team competed in Knecht Cup on Friday and Saturday. The Husky novice eight and novice four had the top finishes for UConn as both boats placed fifth in the finals.

The second varsity eight was second in the petite final while the varsity eight was fifth in the petite final.

The UConn novice four got things going on Friday with in its first race as it won its heat in a time of 8:30.0 topping Temple, Rutgers, NYU and Haverford. In the semifinals, UConn was third in 8:51.3 to move on to the grand final. UConn was behind Loyola and West Virginia, but beat Massachusetts, Pittsburgh and Buffalo. On Saturday, UConn was fifth in the grand final in 9:53.2 while Loyola won the race.

The Husky boat was comprised of freshman Brittanie Reinold (Sutton, Mass.). junior Elizabeth Bernard (Bridgeport, Conn.), sophomore Diana Ramirez (El Monte, Calif.) sophomore Elizabeth Flatley (Townsend, Mass.) and freshman Rosanna Edreira (Newburgh, N.Y.).

The Husky varsity eight was second in its first race in a time of 7:20.0 behind UMass, but ahead of George Mason, Delaware and La Salle. In the semifinals, UConn came in in fourth to move on the petite final in 7:42.9 as Rhode Island won the race. The Huskies were fifth in the petite final in 7:29.6 as George Mason won the race.

The UConn boat was junior Mikey Sevick (Simsbury, Conn.), 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.), sophomore Morfia Efthimiou (Stonington, Conn.) and junior Kristen Beasley (Centerville, Mass.)



The UConn second varsity eight was third in its first race in a time of 7:40.0 behind Buffalo and Rutgers and ahead of Lehigh and Drexel. In Saturday's petite final, UConn was second in 7:48.0.

The UConn boat was junior Leah Masopust (Morris, Conn.), junior Julie Konstantino (Orange, Conn.), junior Liz Harsley (Riverdale, N.J.), sophomore Audrey Squire (Kinnelon, N.J.), junior Lizzie Littlewood (Mystic, Conn.), sophomore Taylor Hoige (Baldwinsville, N.Y.), junior Sylvia Czupi (Woodbridge, Conn.), junior Jennifer Reynolds (South Hero, Vt.) and sophomore Amanda Cote (Wakefield, R.I.)

The Husky novice eight was second in its first race in 7:55.6 behind Old Dominion and ahead of George Mason, Rhode Island, Drexel and Carnegie Melon. In the semifinals, UConn was second in 7:31.8 to move on to the grand final. UConn was fifth in the final in 8:16.4 while Old Dominion was the winner.

The UConn boast was freshman Sara Trevisani (Duxbury, Mass.), freshman Diana Filipek (Sewell, N.J.), freshman Amanda Sibley (Old Lyme, Conn.), freshman Andriel Doolittle (Clinton, Conn.), freshman Mary Grace Haggett (Ledyard, Conn.), freshman Jessica Chames (Hookset, N.H.), senior Amy Kessler (Bridgewater, N.J.), junior Katherin Siracusa (Storrs, Conn.) and freshman Dana Haddad (Storrs, Conn.).

UConn returns to action on Saturday, April 25 when it returns to Camden for the BIG EAST Championship.