JV Eight, Pair, Single, Win at Knecht Cup
April 16, 2012
CHERRY HILL, N.J. - The UMass rowing team finished competition at the Knecht Cup on Sunday and were met with some success. The varsity four competed in the grand final, two UMass pair boats competed in the final, the lightweight four competed in their final, the junior varsity eight boat competed in the petite final, and the varsity eight competed in the third final. Four UMass singles competed in their only race of the weekend on Sunday as well.
The varsity four finished in second place in the grand final, finishing with a time of 7:39.23, just eight seconds behind Kansas, the winning boat. The varsity four was again made up of Isabel Feldman (coxswain), Arielle Gillette, Hannah Monahan, Emily Sgarlat, and Adrienne Breef-Pilz.
The two pair boats had a one, two finish, with the UMass B boat, which was rowed by Kendall Bennett and Michaela Streitfield, crossing the line 15 seconds before the UMass A boat, which was rowed by Kaitlin MacKenzie and Angela Stigliano. The UMass B boat finished with a time of 8:12.60.
The junior varsity eight, coxswained by Madolyn Chiu, which advanced to Sunday's competition after finishing in fourth place in its semi-final race, won their petite final race with a time of 6:53.84 in a very close race with Atlantic 10 rival Dayton, who crossed the line just one second later.
The lightweight four, coxswained by Heather Pekarovich, finished in sixth place in its final with a time of 8:26.39. The varsity eight finished in fifth place in the third final race with a time of 6:50.03, however this was less than ten seconds behind the winning boat from Holy Cross. A boat crossed the finish line just about every two seconds.
The varsity quad, rowed by Emily Sgarlat, Nicoline Lomas, Megan Rodgers, and Katelyn Allocco, competed in their only race of the weekend and finished in second place with a time of 7:49.57 behind the winning boat from Boston College.
Four UMass singles competed in their only race of the weekend and took first, second, fourth, and fifth. The winning boat was rowed by Amanda Doolin, who finished with a time of 8:28.13.
The Minutewomen will be back in action next weekend where they will face Buffalo on April 21.