LOWELL, Mass. – The Bears placed fourth in a Varsity 8 race with Colby and UMass Lowell.
Colby won in 5:53.2, Colby B was second in 6:02.4 followed by UMass-Lowell (6:09.1) and Coast Guard (6:16.7).
There was significant current and a cross-tail wind that made for very fast, slippery conditions. The women raced aggressively but were not able to clean up their technique to be efficient and effective, which cost them considerable time in the fast race.
"We have a really young team, with 5 freshmen/novices in the 1V, so they were out-raced by experience and skill in the competing boats. We will continue on our trajectory of learning and improving with experience as we look toward developing our end-level speed into the final phase of the season," said head coach Jodi Hope.
The line-up today was:
8 - Marissa Marsh
7 - Megan Sackett
6 - Alyssa Laystrom
5 - Kate Ashbey
4 - Lura Beck
2 - Jordan Solseth
1 - Bruna Pavan