No. 16 Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew to Race for Class of 1975 Cup Saturday

No. 16 Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew to Race for Class of 1975 Cup Saturday

Tara Larson, Katie O'Hanlon and Michaela Pewarski will each occupy a spot in a different one of Radcliffe's boats Saturday.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--The No. 16 Radcliffe women’s heavyweight crew hits the road for the third straight weekend, visiting Ithaca, N.Y., to race host Cornell and No. 6 Princeton for the Class of 1975 Cup Saturday morning on the Cayuga Lake Inlet.

Racing Schedule
8:45 a.m. – Third Varsity Eight
9:10 a.m. – Varsity Eight
9:35 a.m. – Second Varsity Eight
10:00 a.m. – Varsity Four
10:45 a.m. – Fourth Varsity Eight

Radcliffe Lineups
Varsity Eight
Cox: Rachel Rauh, 8: Jennie Peterson, 7: Rachel Knaster, 6: Olivia Coffey, 5: Laura Huppert, 4: Meg Kehan, 3: Jessica Flakne, 2: Mary Maginnis, 1: Michaela Pewarski

Second Varsity Eight
Cox:  Amanda Deutsch, 8: Kate Morris, 7: Tara Larson, 6: Celia Kohl, 5: Christine Baugh, 4: Kirsten Van Fossen, 3: Jessica Mealia, 2: Michelle Pearson, 1: Liz Soutter

Varsity Four
Cox: Jill Carlson, 4: Molly Tarrant, 3: Ariel Delgado, 2: Katie O'Hanlon, 1: Scout Moran

Third Varsity Eight
Cox: Andrea Rickey, 8: Eleanor Conover, 7: Laura Savarese, 6: Margot Leger, 5: Mary Jackson, 4: Marisa D'Orsogna, 3: Mary Miller, 2: Meg Johnson, 1: Lucy Chen

Fourth Varsity Eight
8: Christina McClintock, 7: Alex Kuschner, 6: Sophie Bearman, 5: Molly Griffin, 4: Rebekah Meyer, 3: Elizabeth Holly, 2: Shauna Stewart, 1: Alexandra Bradbury

Last Time Out
No. 5 Brown took four of five races from the Black and White Saturday on the Seekonk River, pulling away to an open-water win in the varsity eight. Radcliffe’s lone victory came in the varsity four A, where the Black and White held off the Bears for a one-second win.

Radcliffe vs. Cornell, Princeton in 2009
Host Princeton defeated Radcliffe and Cornell for the Class of 1975 Cup last season on Lake Carnegie. The Tigers won by nearly seven seconds, while the Black and White edged cup-race guest Bucknell and finished more than 27 seconds ahead of Cornell. Radcliffe also finished second in the second varsity eight and won the varsity four B.

At Eastern Sprints, the Black and White and Big Red varsities gained ground on the Tigers, but Princeton still emerged with a heat win against both teams. Radcliffe, however, finished one spot ahead of Princeton in the grand final to earn the silver medal.

Cup History
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 21 cup wins, compared to 11 for Radcliffe (most recently in 2007) and one (in 1983) for Cornell.

Radcliffe holds a 21-4 all-time head-to-head series edge against Cornell, having won the last 13 dual meetings. Princeton leads its all-time series against Radcliffe, 22-14. The Black and White and Tigers’ first dual matchup came in 1973 on Lake Carnegie.

Scouting the Big Red
Cornell (2-2) is the top unranked team receiving votes in the national poll. The Big Red had a busy opening weekend, racing Yale and Syracuse to open the spring April 2 and taking on Michigan State and Gonzaga in separate regattas Saturday. The varsity eight finished just 2.4 seconds back of top-ranked Yale while dominating the Orange by more than 16 seconds. On Saturday, Cornell posted a 4.4-second win against Gonzaga as part of a five-race sweep but finished more than 14 seconds back of the Spartans. The Big Red’s third varsity eight won all three of its weekend races and had the team’s only race victory against Yale.

Scouting the Tigers
Princeton’s varsity eight (4-0) is off to a hot start. The Tigers opened the season by beating top-10 opponents Brown and Ohio State and cruised to a sweep of Columbia and Rutgers last weekend. Princeton won all four races against the Lions and Scarlet Knights but its 2.6-second varsity victory was its only win against the Bears and Buckeyes. The Princeton second varsity eight earned a second-place finish in that regatta.