Rams Knock Off BC and Boston U., Win 11th Straight Resolute Cup

Rams Knock Off BC and Boston U., Win 11th Straight Resolute Cup

KINGSTON, R.I. – Rhode Island's Varsity 8 boat won the Resolute Cup for an 11th straight season, beating Boston College on the Charles River Saturday morning.

Rhody's top two boats both swept BC and Boston University. The Varsity 8 team of Danielle Wolf, Katie Shattuck, Kiana Anderson, Erin Sweeney, Dana Holland, Meghan Ellis, Allie Reilly, Kelsey Maymon and cox Karen Petrik finished in a time of 7:05.150, nearly two seconds in front of Boston University. Boston College was well off the pace, coming in more than 20 seconds after Rhode Island.

The Rams continued their dominant season with the Second Varsity 8 boat. The team of Mekenzie Mattheson, Courtney Harrington, Erika Pena, Emily Winslow, Maddie Van Ummersen, Ida Heggtveit, Brooke McMahon, Kelsey Williams and cox Lucy Moyes beat the 2V8+ and 3V8+ boats from BC, as well as the 2V8+ boat from Boston University. Rhode Island improved to 17-1 on the year in 2V8 races. The only school the Rams have lost to this season in 2V8+ racing is Syracuse, which is currently ranked No. 17 in the nation in the CRCA/US Rowing rankings.

Boston College won both the Varsity 4+ and Second Varsity 4+ races.

Rhode Island closes out the regular season next weekend in Worcester, Mass. against Holy Cross and MIT. It will be the final race before the Rams look to defend their conference title at the Atlantic 10 Championship in Camden, N.J. on Saturday, May 6.

Race Results
Varsity 8+
Rhode Island – 7:05.160
Boston University – 7:07.050
Boston College – 7:25/540

Second Varsity 8+
Rhode Island – 7:07.959
Boston College – 7:10.425
Boston University – 7:16.507
Boston College 3V – 7:41.122

Varsity 4+
Boston College – 8:01.600
Boston University – 8:09.700
Rhode Island – 8:17.380

Second Varsity 4+
Boston College A – 8:17.961
Boston College B - 8:25.083
Boston University – 8:28.521
Rhode Island – 8:35.255

Rhode Island Lineups
Varsity 8+ - Record – 7-11
Cox     Karen Petrik
Stroke  Danielle Wolf
7 Seat  Katie Shattuck
6 Seat  Kiana Anderson
5 Seat  Erin Sweeney
4 Seat  Dana Holland
3 Seat  Meghan Ellis
2 Seat  Allie Reilly
Bow    Kelsey Maymon

Second Varsity 8+ – 17-1
Cox     Lucy Moyes
Stroke  Mekenzie Mattheson
7 Seat  Courtney Harrington
6 Seat  Erika Pena
5 Seat  Emily Winslow
4 Seat  Maddie Van Ummersen
3 Seat  Ida Heggtveit
2 Seat  Brooke McMahon
Bow    Kelsey Williams 

Varsity 4+ – 7-9
Cox     Casey Conley
Stroke Lauren Smith
3 Seat  Sage Iacovazzi
2 Seat  Brooke Vergona
Bow    Jane Driscoll

Second Varsity 4+ – 0-10
Cox     Brenna Kelly
Stroke  Stephanie Erlacher
3 Seat  Delaney Haggerty
2 Seat  Chandler Fisher
Bow    Miranda Peyton