No. 2 Radcliffe Lightweight Crew Suffers Setback to No. 8 Georgetown, Bates

No. 2 Radcliffe Lightweight Crew Suffers Setback to No. 8 Georgetown, Bates

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The second-ranked Radcliffe women's lightweight crew suffered a season-opening loss to No. 8 Georgetown Saturday on the Charles River. The Black and White also hosted Bates in a trio of varsity eight races.

The three Radcliffe lightweight races were among the first to go off early Saturday morning as all four Harvard-Radcliffe crews competed on the Charles River. The morning racing featured temperatures around 40 degrees and winds at 10 mph to the northwest. Conditions on the water were slightly-to-moderately choppy.

The Hoyas earned the Class of 2004 Cup for the second-straight season with their win in the varsity eight. Georgetown stopped the timer in 7:04.716, a sizable margin over second-place Bates (7:20.845) and Radcliffe (7:22.967).

Bates secured the win in the second varsity action, posting a winning time of 7:31.401. Georgetown took second (7:40.644), while Radcliffe clocked in at 7:44.989. The third varsity race was a head-to-head matchup between Bates and Radcliffe with the Bobcats earning the win.

PROBABLE BOATINGS
1V: McKenzie Parks (cox), Maria BoyleAlanah AndersonOlivia FarrarBrigid KennedyClaire AlbertJulia BaumelTessa BuchanJulia Davis

2V: Electra Lang (cox), Mykayla SandlerAbigail KoernerGina CusingMolly Lesser, Andie Turner, Marissa Saenger, Zizi Kendall, Ellie Bernstein

3V: Juliet Pesner (cox), Emily Moya, MacKenzie Smith, Gretchen Dougherty, Elizabeth Kaye, Elena Wu-Yan, Hulya Kosematoglu, Meredith Pong, Jacqueline Epstein 

RESULTS
1V

1. Georgetown – 7:04.716
1. Bates – 7:20.845
2. Radcliffe – 7:22.967

2V
1. Bates – 7:31.401
2. Georgetown – 7:40.644
3. Radcliffe – 7:44.989

3V
1. Bates – 8:22.0
2. Radcliffe – 8:42.3

UP NEXT
Radcliffe heads to New Jersey to face Princeton for the Class of 1999 Cup Saturday, April 7.