Women's Rowing Sets For Orange Challenge Cup

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PHILADELPHIA - The Penn women’s rowing team has hit arguably the most important part of its spring schedule, with races each of the next three Saturdays leading up to Eastern Sprints in mid-May. This weekend, the Quakers begin this stretch by traveling to Boston to face Northeastern and Syracuse in the Orange Challenge Cup.

The Quakers and host Northeastern enter the day with their varsity boats holding a national ranking -- Penn is 19th, while the Huskies are 20th. For that reason, head coach Mike Lane believes the stakes are raised a bit.

“This is a huge opportunity for our program to take a step forward in reaching our goals this spring,” he said. “Saturday’s race will be a big challenge for our athletes. If we run a clean race and execute our race plan, I believe we will have the opportunity to walk away with an exciting performance. Both Syracuse and Northeastern are always a great race for us, and this year the stakes are raised with both Northeastern and us being ranked.”

The Orange Challenge Cup has been contested since 1981; Northeastern has taken the varsity title each of the last two years, including last year on the Schuylkill River. The last time Penn won the varsity 8 race was 1995, and overall the Quakers have taken this cup seven times.

Schedule of Events
9 a.m. - Varsity 8+
9:24 a.m. - Second Varsity 8+
9:48 a.m. - Varsity 4+
10:12 a.m. - Novice 8+
10:36 a.m. - Varsity C 4+
10:36 a.m. - Novice 4+
10:48 a.m. - Varsity B 4+

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

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

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

Varsity 4+
Cox - A. Silberstein
4 - J. Holup
3 - J. Ritchie
2 - K. Johnson
1 - M. Howard

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

Third Varsity 4+
Cox - A. Kopke
4 - S. Hallett
3 - S. Kirsch
2 - B. Braun
1 - S. Robinson

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

Second Varsity 4+
Cox - C. Provey
4 - S. Madden
3 - S. Foelster
2 - E. Boettcher
1 - J. Wood