CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The second-ranked Radcliffe women's lightweight crew opens the 2018 season Saturday on the Charles River, hosting No. 8 Georgetown and Bates. The matchup against Georgetown will see the victor hoist the Class of 2004 Cup.
The race will be streamed live on the Ivy League Network with Bill Spaulding on the call.
7:32 a.m. – 3V
7:56 a.m. – 2V
8:20 a.m. – 1V
CLASS OF 2004 CUP
Radcliffe boasts a 9-3 advantage in the all-time series against Georgetown. The Black and White won eight straight Class of 2004 Cups from 2009 – 2016, but the Hoyas earned an eight-second win in last year's matchup.
Men's and Women's Crew – Free Shuttle Service from 74 Mt. Auburn St. to the Mass Ave. Bridge from 8-11 a.m. for Harvard undergraduates. Breakfast and coffee will be provided.
The Black and White went 4-2 in 2017 before taking the top podium spot in at the Eastern Sprints and fifth at the IRA National Championships.
The Hoyas began the spring with a victory at the Occoquan Sprints last weekend. Georgetown finished fifth at last year's Eastern Sprints and sixth at the IRA National Championships.
IN THE POLLS
Radcliffe opened the season at No. 2 in the USRowing Coaches Poll.
IN THE LAUNCH
In her third season at the helm, Radcliffe lightweights head coach Sarah Baker guided the Black and White to a 9-4 dual record. Radcliffe captured the Eastern Sprints title last season and earned a bronze medal at the IRA National Championships in 2016.
IVY LEAGUE NETWORK
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Radcliffe heads to New Jersey to face Princeton for the Class of 1999 Cup Saturday, April 7.