Blue Hens Rowers Kick Off 2014 With Five Victories
PHILADELPHIA -- The University of Delaware women's rowing team opened the 2014 spring season with five top finishes Saturday against La Salle, Drexel, and host Saint Joseph’s on the Schuylkill River.
The Blue Hens won all four morning races by defeating La Salle in the Varsity Fours, Second Varsity Eights, and Varsity Eights races in addition to finishing ahead of both Drexel teams in the Varsity Fours "B" race.
"Overall, this was a good first day for the Blue Hens," said Delaware second-year head coach Kevin Gruber. "We're especially proud of our varsity four A and B crews today. The A crew rowed a strong morning piece, then followed up with an equally strong afternoon piece. This is the consistency we want across all boats. The B four rowed very aggressively and it was fun seeing them really get after it out there."
In the afternoon, Delaware posted a win over Saint Joseph’s and La Salle in the Varsity Fours before finishing third in both the Second Varsity Eights and Varsity Eights competitions.
The student-athletes of each Delaware crew are listed below.
Varsity Eights - c-Molly Gardner; 8-Denise Cirelli; 7-Kat Francis; 6-Jenny Kohler; 5-Catherine Manner; 4-Annie Waskover; 3-Calla Cissel; 2-Hannah Scholes; 1-Lily Guttentag
Second Varsity Eights - c-Hayley Diverio; 8-Meredith Murphy; 7-Corey Holloway; 6-Kate Flood; 5-Angela Quinn; 4-Shannon Taylor; 3-Danni Weader; 2-Carly Alexander; 1-Jenn Boone
Varsity Fours "A" - c-Jamie Noce; 4-Megan Kirby; 3-Kathleen Garrity; 2-Shannon Bell; 1-Sam Noel
Varsity Fours "B" - c-Sarah Tenenbaum; 4-Meghan Gerber; 3-Jeannie Kontos; 2-Curtira Williams; 1-Rebecca Sassone
· Saturday, March 15 – George Washington (scrimmage) – Occoquan Reservoir (Fairfax, Va.)
· Saturday, March 22 – Lehigh, Temple, Drexel – Schuylkill River (Philadelphia, Pa.)
· Saturday, March 29 – Murphy Cup Regatta – Cooper River (Cherry Hill, N.J.)