Young GW Sailing Team Takes Third at MAISA Central Fall #2
Underclass Quartet Climbs To Third With Solid Sunday Sailing
Oct. 20, 2013
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - GW sailing's Colonials 2 team improved two positions on Sunday to finish third out of 16 teams at the MAISA Central Fall #2 regatta hosted by Washington College (Md.) on the Chester River.
GW's Colonials 2 team amassed 132 points over 12 races, including just 57 points over six races on Sunday, to sail past Monmouth and Navy for third. GW's Colonials 1 team totaled 229 points and finished in 10th.
St. Mary's (Md.) College won the event with 69 points and Ocean County College placed second with 85 points. Monmouth (4th, 138 points) and Drexel (7th, 157) secured bids to join GW, a qualifer from the South Fall #1 two weeks ago, at the War Memorial in Norfolk, Va., Nov. 2-3.
The Colonials 2 team's A Division of freshmen Brendan Shanahan and Gabriella Malek finished fourth with 52 points, including eight top-five showings and a trio of runner-up finishes. The B Division of sophomore Benjamin Helfand and freshman Kelly Dong finished sixth with 80 points, with five top-fives and a win in Race 11.
For the Colonials 1 team, sophomores Jay Spector and Henry Young finished ninth in A Division with 103 points, while senior Eli Mattson and freshman Gabriella Marki finished 11th in B Division with 126 points.
"Overall, the event was a good learning experience. We have a talented group of freshmen and it was great to get them out there racing and gaining experience," said second-year Head Coach John Pearce. "The results show that our younger players are already ready to compete against regional competition."
GW will compete at the Kings Point Dinghy Open and Webb Open regattas in Kings Point, N.Y., and Newport News, Va., respectively, next weekend for its final preparations for the War Memorial. "The next two weeks are going to be very focused as we're hoping for big things at the War," said Coach Pearce.
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