Women's Rowing Splits Pair of Races at Tufts

MALDEN, Mass. – The Bears competed in a a double-dual format.  The first set of races were Coast Guard vs. Tufts and Simmons vs. Trinity.  The next round of races were Winners vs. Winners and Losers vs. Losers.  

In Coast Guard's first race, Tufts took a lead early on and held it, extending it's push away from Coast Guard and finishing with a 29 second victory.  

The line-up for that race was:

c - Clara Beckert

8 - Marissa Marsh

7 - Elaine Weaver

6 - Alyssa Laystrom

5 - Kate Ashbey

4 - Laura Beck

3 - Megan Sackett

2 - Jordan Solseth

1 - Charlotte Russell

Trinity and Simmons had a tight race down the course, exchanging leads, with Trinity eventually coming out ahead with a 5-second win over Simmons. This result meant that Trinity would race Tufts for the second race, and Simmons would race Coast Guard.

Coast Guard trailed Simmons slightly off the start but eventually gained momentum and began taking seats back in the first 500 and extending the lead from there.  In the second 1000, the Bears went from overlap with the Simmons crew to a 12-second margin, which equates to about 3 boat lengths.  

The line-up for this race was:

c - Clara Beckert

8 - Marissa Marsh

7 - Elaine Weaver

6 - Alyssa Laystrom

5 - Kate Ashbey

4 - Laura Beck

3 - Megan Sackett

2 - Jordan Solseth

1 - Bruna Pavan

"We are extremely pleased with the results of today's racing. We took a discouraging first race and turned it around with technical changes in the second race to create a margin of victory against NEWMAC rival Simmons," said head coach Jodi Hope. "The first race hit on the goals we set for today, but the second race really hammered each of those goals and allowed us a result that we can continue to build on in the coming weeks.  I am proud of the composure and skill these women raced with today and the way they were able to build upon their first race to make effective changes for a faster second race."