Women's Rowing

Rowing Takes Varsity 8+ Race From Coast Guard

Marika Kopp helped the Varsity 8+ finish first in 5:29.6 against Coast Guard.

Marika Kopp helped the Varsity 8+ finish first in 5:29.6 against Coast Guard.

March 23, 2014

HADLEY, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts rowing program opened its spring season on the Connecticut River with a Varsity 8+ scrimmage against the United States Coast Guard Academy on Saturday. The top boat for the Minutewomen finished in 5:29.6 to best the Bears, who crossed in 5:58.5 - just over 31 seconds later.

UMass and Coast Guard were scheduled to complete a second Varsity 8+ race, but the Bears were unable to field another boat due to illness. The second Varsity 8+ from UMass raced against the first entry by the Minutewomen and Coast Guard's boat and finished in 5:47.5 to take second place.

UMass-Coast Guard Scrimmage Results (Finish - Time)
Varsity 8+ (First - 5:29.6): Heather Pekarovich, Taryn Wilson, Emily Mann, Marika Kopp, Pippa Edwards, Candace Miller, Sam Kolovson, Lauren St. Pierre & Allanah Rubi-Mooney.

Second Varsity 8+ (Second - 5:47.5): Haley Eovine, Krysten Menks, Nicole Destefano, Kyla Miller, Gabrielle Hayward, Catherine Murphy, Hadley Irvin, Nicole Juul-Hindsgaul & Estefi Marti Malvido.



Conditions: No wind, tail current.

The Minutewomen continue their season on Saturday, April 5 at Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.


    Event Calendar

    Friday, May 29
    vs NCAA Championship Heats All Day
    Saturday, May 30
    vs NCAA Championship Heats All Day
    Sunday, May 31
    vs NCAA Championship Finals All Day
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