No. 20 Radcliffe Heavyweights to Face No. 5 Brown in Relocated Racing

Upperclassmen Tara Larson, Kirsten Van Fossen and Rachel Rauh (left to right) helped the second varsity to a big win against Tulsa last weekend.

The No. 20 Radcliffe heavyweight crew takes on fifth-ranked Ivy League rival Brown on its second race day of the spring season Saturday morning on the Seekonk River in Providence, R.I.

Site Change
Saturday's races were originally scheduled for Cambridge's Charles River but were moved to Providence due to forecasted high winds that could make the Charles unrowable.

Racing Schedule
8:45 a.m. – Varsity eight
9:05 a.m. – Second varsity eight
9:25 a.m. – Varsity four
9:45 a.m. – Third varsity eight

Radcliffe Lineups
Varsity Eight
Cox:  Jill Carlson, 8: Olivia Coffey, 7: Michelle Pearson, 6: Katie Wilcox, 5: Liz Soutter, 4: Celia Kohl, 3: Scout Moran, 2: Mary Maginnis, 1: Christina McClintock

Second Varsity Eight
Cox: Rachel Rauh, 8: Kirsten Van Fossen, 7: Miruna Ioan, 6: Deva Steketee, 5: Tara Larson, 4: Anne Carroll Ingersoll, 3: Jessica Mealia, 2: Meg Kehan, 1: Jessica Flakne

Varsity Four
Cox: Greer Rosenbaum, 4: Marisa D'Orsogna, 3: Laura Savarese, 2: Meg Johnson, 1: Brooke Carter

Third Varsity Eight
Cox: Andrea Rickey, 8: Caitlin Fai, 7: Kelly Bauer, 6: Maura Church, 5: Jenna Gregoire, 4: Taylor Compton, 3: Nina Kosaric, 2: Jenna Anglin, 1: Shauna Stewart

Last Time Out
Radcliffe opened its spring season with varsity and second varsity wins against visiting Tulsa here on the Charles a week ago. The Black and White varsity posted a 28-second win, following up a 30.2-second victory by the second varsity. The Golden Hurricane won the varsity four race by 4.1 seconds as both teams battled freezing temperatures and a headwind.

Last Season
The varsity four A notched Radcliffe's lone win in the season-opening dual regatta against Brown last season, edging the Bears' four by a second. Brown posted wins in the varsity, second varsity and third varsity eights, as well as the varsity four B.

Scouting the Bears
In its spring debut last weekend at Princeton, Brown finished behind the then-No. 2 Tigers and ahead of No. 8 Michigan State in the varsity eight, second varsity eight and varsity four races. The Bears' varsity was 2.5 seconds back of Princeton and 3.7 ahead of the Spartans.