CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 13 Radcliffe heavyweight crew is set for a busy Saturday of racing, heading to New Jersey to compete in the Ivy Round Robin event hosted by No. 4 Princeton. All Ivy League teams except Brown will be competing in the event.
In the morning session, the Black and White will face Cornell and Princeton for the Class of 1975 Cup. Afternoon racing features Radcliffe and Princeton with No. 19 Dartmouth and Penn all vying for the Class of 1984 Plaque. Both the morning and afternoon sessions will be streamed live on the Ivy League Network.
Princeton/Cornell/Radcliffe (Class of 1975 Cup)
11:25 a.m. • First Varsity (Class of 1975 Cup)
11:45 a.m. • Second Varsity
12:10 p.m. • Varsity Four
12:40 p.m. • Second Varsity Four
1 p.m. • Third Varsity Eight
Princeton/ Dartmouth/Penn/Radcliffe (Class of 1984 Plaque)
2:45 p.m. • Second Varsity Four
3:05 p.m. • Third Varsity Eight
3:30 p.m. • Varsity Four (Class of 1984 Plaque scoring race)
3:50 p.m. • Second Varsity Eight (Class of 1984 Plaque scoring race)
4:10 p.m. • Varsity Eight (Class of 1984 Plaque scoring race)
1V: Katherine Paglione (coxswain), Caroline Noble (stroke), Marina Felix (7), Stephanie Eble (6), Erica Holmes (5), Hope Cessford (4), Sofia Donnecke (3), Rafaela Stalph (2), Sophia Young (bow)
3V: Paige Coolidge (coxswain), Gretchen Schoenberger (stroke), Liesel Von Imhof (7), Kate Laumann-Wallace (6), Elizabeth Roe (5), Jillian Scyocurka (4), Rosie Poling (3), Emma Orcutt (2), Jillian McEneaney (bow)
LAST TIME OUT
Radcliffe hosted No. 9 Brown in its home opener last Saturday and despite challenging Brown throughout the day, the Bears were able to pick up wins in all five races staged. The first varsity race was nearly even until the last few strokes when Brown pulled away for a three-second victory.
The Tigers have won both of their first two regattas thus far, winning the Class of 1987 Trophy against Brown and No. 6 Michigan and then defeating Columbia and Notre Dame last week. Both races were held on Lake Carnegie where Saturday racing will take place.
The Big Red finished seventh in points at last weekend's Doc Hosea Regatta in Camden, New Jersey. Cornell sent three boats to the grand final of the event with the second varsity four claiming the top finish, a runner-up showing. The varsity eight placed sixth.
CLASS OF 1975 CUP HISTORY
Princeton has the most wins in the series with 28, while Radcliffe boasts 12 victories and Cornell has just one top finish. The Black and White last won the cup in 2013.
The Big Green opened its spring slate up at the Doc Hosea Regatta as well, posting a third-place finish. Dartmouth sent three boats to the Grand Final of the 12-team event, including its varsity eight which placed third after a photo-finish determination from the race official. The second varsity also placed third.
The Quakers were also at the Doc Hosea last weekend, placing fourth. In the varsity eight, Penn took fifth in the Grand Final, while its second varsity finished sixth. The prior week, the Quakers defeated Delaware and Saint Joseph's to begin the year.
IN THE POLLS
Radcliffe opened the season at No. 16 in the CRCA/USRowing Coaches Poll.
IN THE LAUNCH
In her 32nd season of guiding the Harvard-Radcliffe heavyweight crews in 2017-18, head coach Liz O'Leary owns a 204-112 career dual record with 16 appearances in the NCAA Championship, including the 2003 title and a 2005 bronze medal finish.
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Radcliffe travels to Connecticut to face Yale and Northeastern April 21 in its last regular season race before Eastern Sprint April 29.