Rhode Island Sweeps MIT, Holy Cross in Final Tuneup Before A-10s

Rhode Island Sweeps MIT, Holy Cross in Final Tuneup Before A-10s

Rhode Island will head into the Atlantic 10 Championship on a high note after each of its boats was victorious against Holy Cross and MIT Saturday morning.

Racing on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass., the Rams swept four races. The Varsity 8+ boat of Danielle Wolf, Katie Shattuck, Kiana Anderson, Erin Sweeney, Dana Holland, Meghan Ellis, Courtney Harrington, Kelsey Maymon and cox Karen Petrik beat MIT by nearly four seconds, winning the race in a time of 6:33.76. MIT posted a time of 6:37.73, while Holy Cross finished in 6:51.53.

Rhode Island's season-long dominance with the Second Varsity 8+ continued. The team of Mekenzie Mattheson, Allie Reilly, Erika Pena, Emily Ali, Maddie Van Ummersen, Emily Winslow, Brooke McMahon, Kelsey Williams and cox Lucy Moyes won its race in a time of 6:45.80, more than 15 seconds ahead of MIT. Rhody is now 18-1 on the year in 2V8 races.

The Varsity 4+ and Second Varsity 4+ races were both heads up between Rhode Island and MIT, with the Rams winning both. In the V4, Delaney Haggerty, Sage Iacovazzi, Brooke Vergona, Jane Driscoll and cox Casey Conley finished in 7:34.68, beating MIT by 32 seconds. In the 2V4 race, the team of Chandler Fisher, Stephanie Erlacher, Ida Heggtveit, Miranda Peyton and cox Brenna Kelly won by more than 50 seconds over MIT.

Next weekend, Rhode Island will look to defend its conference title at the Atlantic 10 Championship in Camden, N.J.

Race Results
Varsity 8+
Rhode Island – 6:33.76
MIT – 6:37.73
Holy Cross – 6:51.53

Second Varsity 8+
Rhode Island – 6:45.80
MIT – 7:01.06
Holy Cross – 7:10.26

Varsity 4+
Rhode Island – 7:34.68
MIT – 8:06.80

Second Varsity 4+
Rhode Island – 7:49.66
MIT – 8:42.78

Rhode Island Lineups
Varsity 8+ – 9-11
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  Courtney Harrington
Bow    Kelsey Maymon

Second Varsity 8+ – 19-1
Cox     Lucy Moyes
Stroke  Mekenzie Mattheson
7 Seat  Allie Reilly
6 Seat  Erika Pena
5 Seat  Emily Ali
4 Seat  Maddie Van Ummersen
3 Seat  Emily Winslow
2 Seat  Brooke McMahon
Bow    Kelsey Williams

Varsity 4+ – 8-9
Cox     Casey Conley
Stroke Delaney Haggerty
3 Seat  Sage Iacovazzi
2 Seat  Brooke Vergona
Bow    Jane Driscoll

Second Varsity 4+ – 1-9
Cox     Brenna Kelly
Stroke  Chandler Fisher
3 Seat  Stephanie Erlacher
2 Seat  Ida Heggtveit
Bow    Miranda Peyton