No. 11 Radcliffe Heavyweights Set to Face Three Ivy Opponents at Princeton

No. 11 Radcliffe Heavyweights Set to Face Three Ivy Opponents at Princeton

Four Ivy League women's heavyweight crews will meet Saturday on Lake Carnegie in Princeton, N.J., as No. 11 Radcliffe takes on sixth-ranked Princeton and No. 16 Cornell for the Class of 1975 and races Columbia.

Racing Schedule
9 a.m. – Varsity four B
9:20 a.m.  – Third varsity eight
9:35 a.m. – Varsity four A
9:55 a.m. – Second varsity eight
10:10 a.m. – Varsity eight

Radcliffe Boatings
Varsity Eight
Cox:  Jill Carlson, 8: Elizabeth Fitzhenry,  7: Kelly Bauer, 6: Courtney Diekema, 5: Anne Carroll Ingersoll, 4: Liz Soutter, 3: Mimi Tanski, 2: Michelle Pearson, 1: Mary Maginnis

Second Varsity Eight
Cox: Greer Rosenbaum, 8: Katie Wilcox, 7: Marisa D'Orsogna, 6: Eliza Flint, 5: Jessica Mealia, 4: Jenna Gregoire, 3: Laura Savarese, 2: Kirsten Van Fossen, 1: Christina McClintock

Varsity Four A
Cox: Jorie Sullivan, 4: Nina Kosaric, 3: Scout Moran, 2: Meg Kehan, 1: Kristen Faulkner

Varsity Four B
Cox: Jenny Wong, 4: Katie Lix, 3: Maura Church, 2: Taylor Compton, 1: Caitlin Fai

Third Varsity Eight
Cox: McKenna Kardish, 8: Susannah Maybank, 7: Morgan Keefe, 6: Brooke Carter,  5: Shauna Stewart, 4: Katherine Ingersoll, 3: Eliza MacLean,  2: Theresa Gebert, 1: Sidney Hilker

Last Time Out
Radcliffe (4-1) put its depth on display by taking three of four races from defending NCAA team champion Brown Saturday in Providence, R.I. The Bears took the varsity race by 3.4 seconds. The Radcliffe second varsity beat the Bears to the line by a comfortable, 5.4-second margin in 6:27.5. The varsity four capped the afternoon with a 6.1-second victory, completing the 2,000-meter course in 7:10.4. Earlier, both the third and fourth varsity eights of the Black and White defeated the Bears third varsity.

Last Season
Princeton claimed the Class of 1975 Cup for the fourth straight season, and Cornell edged Radcliffe for second place in the varsity eight race. The Black and White second varsity eight defeated the Big Red to highlight the regatta for Radcliffe.

History Lesson
The Class of 1975 Cup has been awarded since 1977 to the winner of the Radcliffe-Princeton dual race, with Cornell joining the competition a year later. The Tigers have held the trophy since 2008 and have 23 cup wins, compared to 11 for Radcliffe (most recently in 2007) and one (in 1983) for Cornell. Radcliffe holds a 21-6 all-time head-to-head series edge against Cornell, while the Tigers lead the all-time series against the Black and White, 24-14.

Scouting the Opposition
Princeton had the week off last week after its varsity finished between Michigan and Brown in its season-opening regatta. The Tigers varsity eight finished 5.4 seconds behind the Wolverines and six seconds ahead of the Bears.

Cornell opened last weekend by winning the final in each of the four events in the Kittel Cayuga Combo at Syracuse. The varsity eight topped Rutgers by 14.5 seconds in its heat and defeated Boston University by 9.3 seconds in the final.

After opening with a win at Florida Tech, the Columbia varsity eight finished between Yale and Penn in the Connell Cup and fell to Northeastern and Dartmouth last weekend in the Woodbury Cup. The Lions defeated the Huskies in three races.