First Road Trip Takes No. 13 Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew to No. 7 Brown

The varsity four was one of four Radcliffe boats to open with a win last weekend.
The varsity four was one of four Radcliffe boats to open with a win last weekend.

The 13th-ranked Radcliffe heavyweight crew goes on the road for the first time this spring to face No. 7 Brown Saturday afternoon on the Seekonk River in Providence, R.I.

Racing Schedule
2:55 p.m. – Third/fourth varsity eights
3:15 p.m. – Varsity eight
3:35 p.m. – Second varsity eight
3:55 p.m. – Varsity four

Radcliffe Boatings
Varsity Eight
Cox:  Jill Carlson, 8: Michelle Pearson, 7: Kelly Bauer, 6: Courtney Diekema, 5: Jenna Gregoire, 4: Liz Soutter, 3: Anne Carroll Ingersoll, 2: Jessica Mealia, 1: Mary Maginnis

Second Varsity Eight
Cox: Greer Rosenbaum, 8: Elizabeth Fitzhenry,  7: Eliza Flint, 6: Mimi Tanski, 5: Marisa D'Orsogna, 4: Lucy Grinalds, 3: Laura Savarese, 2: Kirsten Van Fossen, 1: Christina McClintock

Varsity Four
Cox: Jorie Sullivan, 4: Katie Wilcox, 3: Scout Moran, 2: Meg Kehan, 1: Kristen Faulkner

Third Varsity Eight
Cox: Jenny Wong, 8: Nina Kosaric, 7: Maura Church, 6: Taylor Compton, 5: Brooke Carter, 4: Katie Lix, 3: Susannah Maybank, 2: Elza MacLean,  1: Caitlin Fai 

Fourth Varsity Eight
Cox: McKenna Kardish, 8: Maddy Berg, 7: Morgan Keefe, 6: Theresa Gebert, 5: Shauna Stewart, 4: Katherine Ingersoll, 3: Ronit Malka, 2: Jenna Anglin, 1: Sidney Hilker

Last Time Out
The Black and White won four of its five races, including a 6.2-second victory in the varsity eight, to retain the Beanpot and Beanpot team banner against local rivals Boston College, Boston University, MIT and Northeastern Saturday morning on the Charles River. The second varsity eight and both varsity fours were also victorious, and the third varsity eight placed fourth. In six years of Beanpot racing, it was Radcliffe's fifth varsity and sixth team title. Click here and go to the On Demand tab to watch the races.

Road Warriors
The Beanpot regatta was one of just two home race days for the Black and White this season. The Black and White will be on the road for four of the final five weeks of the dual season, culminating in a trip to Columbus, Ohio, to face Ohio State, Clemson and Virginia April 28. Led by top-ranked Viriginia, all three of those squads are currently ranked among the nation's top 15.

Last Season
The 2011 Radcliffe-Brown dual matchup was moved to Providence after high winds were forecast for the Charles River. The host Bears won all four races, pulling out a narrow varsity victory by 2.6 seconds.

Scouting the Bears
Brown, the defending NCAA champion, went winless against stiff competition in the opening regatta of its spring season. The Bears varsity and second varsity eights placed third to victorious Michigan and host Princeton, while Brown's four and third eight both finished second to the Tigers.