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

    Saturday, Mar 28
    vs Rhode Island All Day
    Saturday, Apr 4
    vs Boston College & MIT All Day
    Saturday, Apr 11
    vs Knecht Cup Day One All Day
    Sunday, Apr 12
    vs Knecht Cup Day Two All Day
    Thursday, Apr 16
    vs Connecticut All Day
    Saturday, Apr 18
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