GW Sailing Takes Sixth at Princeton Women's Fall Open
McNomee and Murphy Stay in Third in B Division
Sept. 23, 2012
PERTH AMBOY, N.J. - Freshman Hannah McNomee and sophomore Meagan Murphy maintained their third-place position in the B Division as the George Washington sailing team finished sixth overall out of seven teams at the Princeton Women's Fall Open in Raritan Bay on Sunday.
The Colonials' 12-race total of 106 points tied them with host Princeton, but the Tigers were awarded the tiebreaker by virtue of more head-to-head race victories.
Fordham, which held the overall lead after Saturday's eight races, captured both the A Division (24) and B Division (26) titles en route to an event winning 50 points. Cornell placed second with 66 points, followed by Queen's University (100) and William & Mary (101). Penn State finished seventh with 146 points.
McNomee and Murphy, who were in third in the B Division after eight races on Saturday, opened with a second-place showing in Race 9, then posted a trio of third-place finishes in Sunday's four races for a 12-race total of 40 points. The duo finished a point behind second place Cornell and 14 points behind B Division winner Fordham.
"It was a bit disappointing falling into sixth, but it was a productive weekend nonetheless," said head coach John Pearce. "Having Hannah and Meagan finish third is pretty promising, and we identified a lot of things that we can work on before next weekend's MAISA Championships."
The MAISA Women's Fall Championship will be held Sept. 29 and 30 at St. Mary's College in St. Mary's City, Md. The Colonials are also slated to compete at the South Fall #1 in Norfolk, Va., next weekend.
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