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Courtesy: University of Pennsylvania
Women's Rowing Faces Yale, Columbia on Saturday
Courtesy: Mike Mahoney, director of athletic communications  
Release:  03/24/2011
PHILADELPHIA - Having started off the spring season with a sweep of Duke and Georgetown last weekend on the Cooper River, the Penn women's rowing team makes the trip to Connecticut to begin the Cup portion of its schedule. The run up to EAWRC Sprints in May begins Saturday with the Connell Cup, as Penn faces Yale and Columbia in the 34th installment of the series.

Races are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at Yale's home course on the Housatonic River in Derby, Conn.; the varsity eight race is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m.

Click here for directions to Yale's Gilder Boathouse

Connell Cup host Yale -- which has won the varsity eight race at this event 10 straight times dating back to 2000 -- enters Saturday's event ranked sixth in the preseason College Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA)/USRowing National Top 20 poll, while Penn is the third team receiving votes and Columbia is the fifth team receiving votes.

(While the rest of the team is in Connecticut, the program's third varsity four will stay in Philadelphia and compete in the Murphy Cup on the Schuylkill River. They are schedule to go off at approximately 11:15 a.m.)

"We hope to build on the positive experience we had this past weekend and use some of that motivation to put ourselves in a position to beat Columbia and Yale," said Head Coach Mike Lane. "Ivy league competition is always exciting, especially when it is the first race of the season. We plan to head up to Yale with the briefcases packed ready to do work!"

CONNELL CUP SCHEDULE
9 a.m. - 3rd Varsity 8
9:20 - Varsity 4 A
9:40 - 2nd Varsity 8
10 a.m. - Varsity 8
10:20 - Varsity 4 B

PENN BOATINGS

Varsity 8
Cox - J. Hornung
S - E. Donald
7 - K. Burke
6 - M. Fitzgerald
5 - A. Kendall
4 - K. Costello
3 - J. Werkmeister
2 - A. O'Connor
1 - R. Donald

Second Varsity 8
Cox - C. Dommert
S - A. Hofinga
7 - M. Rieck
6 - V. Goldman
5 - L. Fitzgerald
4 - K. Raynor
3 - C. Bassett
2 - R. Duffin
1 - A. Chain

Third Varsity 8
Cox - A. Schwartz
S - K. Creran
7 - N. Bosch
6 - M. Brauer
5 - S. Jason
4 - A. Ahlgrim
3 - E. Stulpin
2 - G. Deutch
1 - L. Pikus

Varsity 4 A
Cox - M. Jones
S - T. Karl
3 - C. Henderson
2 - C. Carney
1 - J. Pikus

Varsity 4 B
Cox - A. McGraw
S - C. Wise
3 - J. Culley
2 - K. Barone
1 - N. Ashbridge

Varsity 4 C (Murphy Cup)
Cox - J. Azizi
S - S. Macika
3 - E. Shaeffer
2 - E. Samuelson
1 - M. Onetti



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