Women's Rowing Sets For Connell Cup

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PHILADELPHIA - The Cup season has arrived for the Penn women’s rowing program, and it starts Saturday morning with the Connell Cup, which will pit the Quakers against a pair of Ivy League institutions in Yale and Columbia.

Races will take place on the Housatonic River in Derby, Conn., with the first race (novice 8+) scheduled to go off at 10 a.m.

Penn’s varsity eight faces arguably its biggest challenge in this first Cup challenge, as Yale’s varsity eight went undefeated last year culminating with the NCAA title. The Bulldogs have won Eastern Sprints two of the last three years, and earlier this week their varsity eight received the top ranking in the USRowing/CRCA preseason poll, garnering 21 of 24 first-place votes overall.

“This weekend will be a huge test for us,” said head coach Mike Lane. “Yale is ranked No. 1 in the preseason national poll, and Columbia is always strong. This weekend will be a great opportunity for our athletes to show that the hard work is starting to pay off.”

“Our goals are simply to execute our race plan and row a clean race,” he continued. “If we are able to do that, we will be in contention for a strong showing. This weekend marks the beginning of what will be a very challenging league schedule, so it is an exciting time to be a part of our program.”

Schedule of Events
10 a.m. - Novice 8+
10:30 - Varsity 4+
11:00 - Second Varsity 8++
11:30 - Varsity 8+
Noon - Second Varsity 4+
12:30 p.m. - Third Varsity 4+
12:45 p.m. - Novice 4+

Penn Boatings (listed in order of events)
*boatings are subject to change

Novice 8+
Cox - C. Lewis
8 - M. Rieck
7 - H. Duus
6 - R. Reicherter
5 - A. Chain
4 - M. Davydenko
3 - P. van den Berg
2 - S. Ridge
1 - J. Drossner

Varsity 4+
Cox - A. Silberstein
4 - E. McIntosh
3 - A. Matta
2 - J. Ritchie
1 - M.E. King

Second Varsity 8+
Cox - L. Caffrey
8 - J. McEwan
7 - L. Hathaway
6 - M. Gilley
5 - L. Fox
4 - K. Johnson
3 - L. Mulligan
2 - K. Ellison
1 - S. O’Donnell

Varsity 8+
Cox - C. Sloane
8 - K. Purdy
7 - R. Donald
6 - K. Haneman
5 - G. Kaplan-Stein
4 - L. Donald
3 - R. Carew
2 - I. Hain
1 - P. O’Shaughnessy

Second Varsity 4+
Cox - C. Provey
4 - S. Madden
3 - J. Holup
2 - S. Foelster
1 - M. Howard

Third Varsity 4+
Cox - A. Kopke
4 - E. Boettcher
3 - J. Wood
2 - S. Kirsch
1 - S. Hallett

Novice 4+
Cox - E. Hoi
4 - M. French
3 - A. Ruel
2 - N. Ashbridge
1 - E. Fitzgerald