Women's Rowing Sweeps Four Races to Win Two Cups
Colonials take home both the George's Cup and Class of 1998 Cup for second straight season
WOODBRIDGE, Va. - The George Washington women's rowing team swept all four races it competed in on Friday morning on the Occoquan River to claim both the George's Cup and the Class of 1998 Cup for the second consecutive year.
It also marks the first time since 2013 that the Colonials have swept all races at the annual event.
"I want to thank George Mason for hosting a phenomenal morning of racing," said head coach Eric Carcich. "There was a light tail wind and flat waters so it was a great opportunity to test our speed. I am really proud of the team for all the hard work this week as we took another step forward. We showed a lot of heart and raced well top to bottom."
The 2nd Varsity 4 opened racing with a dominant victory over Georgetown in a non-scoring, head-to-head race. The Colonials finished in 7:33.76, compared to 8:17.04 for the Hoyas.
"The 2V4 really set the tone for the day early and all other boats followed suit.," said Carcich.
The Varsity 4 started the scoring for GW with a six-second win over the field, finishing in 7:29.01 to clinch 4.5 points towards both the George's Cup and Class of 1998 Cup.
The JV8 was on the water next, finishing first in 6:39.70, to add six points to both point totals.
The Varsity 8 was the closest race of the day as all three crews finished within 11 seconds of each other. GW and Georgetown were bow-to-bow for the majority of the race with the Colonials (6:34.78) holding off the Hoyas (6:36.47) at the finish line for a two-second win.
"The grand finale was a real barnburner battle in the Varsity 8 between us and Georgetown," said Carcich. "Only three seats separated the crews the whole way down the course and we held the lead to take a narrow victory by two seconds."
The Colonials will be back in action on the Occoquan next weekend for the George Mason Invitational, the final regular-season race before the Atlantic 10 Championship.
"I can't wait to get back to work on Monday and build on this momentum that we have established over the past few weeks," said Carcich.
George Mason 8:24.20
George Mason 7:01.90
George Mason 6:45.79
Coxswain: Lydia Barber
8: Kira Palmer
7: Clare Keller
6: Charlotte Smith
5: Audrey Herberger
4: Jaimie Snelgrove
3: Elizabeth Brighton
2: Sarah Reswow
1: Tiffany Smith
Coxswain: Rachel Kaufman
8: Dana Mischler
7: Antonia Lycouris
6: Noelle DeMartini
5: Emilee Smith
4: Kalyn Daude
3: Valen Fey
2: Caitlin Wuebbolt
1: Katie Farrell
Coxswain: Olivia Idris
4: Sylvie Studier
3: Somer Glubiak
2: Lily Snow
1: Elena Romano
Coxswain: Olivia Rhodes
4: Elena Studier
3: Kathryn Donohue
2: Isabel Meskers
1: Kelly Caione
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