No. 16 Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew Wins Rowlands Trophy

No. 16 Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew Wins Rowlands Trophy

DERBY, Conn. – The No. 16 Radcliffe women's heavyweight crew topped Northeastern Saturday morning to earn the Rowlands Trophy. The Black and White produced strong racing all day, but Yale came away with the overall victory to win the Case Cup on the Housatonic River in Connecticut.

"We had strong racing in a quick current with a decent tailwind," commented head coach Liz O'Leary. "Yale is a fast team with good depth and we were able to keep the pressure on them throughout the whole race. Our victory over Northeastern, a consistently strong opponent and our Charles River rival, meant that we retained the Rowlands Trophy. We're looking forward to seeing Northeastern again at the Eastern Sprints next week, and Yale again at the Ivy League Championships in three weeks!"

The varsity eight race featured a tight battle between the three crews, but a final charge from the Black and White gave them the edge over Northeastern with a 6:10.1 time, 1.3 seconds faster than the Huskies. Yale posted the top time at 6:04.6.

The second varsity eight race was equally as tight between Radcliffe and Northeastern with the Black and White narrowly beating the Huskies by 0.7 seconds with a time of 6:21.8. Radcliffe's second varsity four registered a nearly nine-second victory over Northeastern. The Black and White's third varsity eight secured another win over the Huskies, winning by over six seconds. Yale posted the top time in each of the races. 

1V: Kaitlyn Felsheim (coxswain), Grace Eysenbach (stroke), Sophia Young (7), Stephanie Eble (6), Sofia Donnecke (5), Teresa Rokos (4), Xaley Yousey (3), Hope Cessford (2), Erica Holmes (bow) 

V4A: Jennifer Li (coxswain), Katherine Playfair (Stroke), Desi Goodwin (3), Catherine Joyce (2), Hailey Novis (Bow) 

V4B: Lisa Chille (coxswain), Gretchen Schoenberger (stroke), Zabie Elmgren (3), Kate Laumann Wallace (2), Maria Splaine (Bow)

3V: Paige Coolidge (coxswain), Elizabeth Roe (Stroke), Elizabeth Kemp (7), Jillian McEneaney (6), Sofia Marie Mascia (5), Katherine Rauner (4), Emma Orcutt(3), Rosie Poling (2), Clara Duffy (Bow)

Varsity 8
Yale – 6:04.6
Radcliffe – 6:10.1
Northeastern – 6:11.4

Second Varsity 8
Yale – 6:13.2
Radcliffe – 6:21.8
Northeastern – 6:22.5

Varsity 4
Yale – 6:50.9
Radcliffe – 6:56.2
Northeastern – 7:05.0

Second Varsity 4
Yale – 6:53.7
Northeastern – 7:22.5
Radcliffe – 7:11.5 (lane violation)

Third Varsity Eight
Yale – 6:29.1
Radcliffe – 6:42.1
Northeastern – 6:48.8 (lane violation)

The Black and White will head to Worcester Sunday, April 29 to compete in the Eastern Sprints Championships.