Bison women’s rowing enjoy undefeated weekend

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Justin Schaumberger, Sports Co-Editor

The Bison women’s rowing team enjoyed a very successful weekend of competitions. On Saturday, the Bison competed at home on the Susquehanna against Fordham. On Sunday, the Orange and Blue traveled to Virginia to compete against George Mason and George Washington in the George Cup. Both days were successful for the Bison as the First Varsity 8 remained undefeated and the Second Varsity 8, Third Varsity 8 and Varsity 4 all won their races.

On May 1 the Bison Second Varsity 8, Third Varsity 8 and Varsity 4 all competed in races in a dual meet against Fordham on the Susquehanna. The Second Varsity 8 took the place of the First Varsity 8, who was preparing for the George Cup, and beat both the First Varsity 8 and Second Varsity 8 of Fordham by over 9 seconds. The 2V8 boat consisted of Caroline Lopez ’24, Chloe Segal ’23, Alex Rothstein ’21, Kate Meerscheidt ’22, Kassia Schubert ’21, Caroline Keating ’22, Olivia Smith ’21, Christina DeMola ’23, and Ally Demas ’21. The 3V8 boat also had an impressive showing, winning their race by 15 seconds. The boat was crewed by Ally Triano ’24, Amanda Pennett ’24, Annabelle Kaeli ’24, Madie Henderson ’22, Abby Malek ’24, Dehlia Rotchford ’24, Kiera Mastropietro ’21, Riley DeBaecke ’23, and Melissa Farraher ’22. The Varsity 4 capped off the day winning their race by a convincing 20 seconds. The Varsity 4 consisted of Jaclyn Romano ’22, Millie Malloy ’23, Anna Scheitler ’21, Jess Volcheck ’22 and Ava Rysman ’23.

On the next day, the Bison Varsity 8 continued their unbeaten season emerging victorious against George Mason and George Washington. The Bison finished the 2,000 meter course 7 seconds faster than the Colonials and 26 seconds faster than the Patriots. The boat was steered by Juliette Gaggini ’24 as she directed Natalie Kreusch ’22, Erin Sullivan ’22, Casey Miller ’21, Caroline Brandt ’23, Maddie Wickers ’23, Olivia Zavrel ’21, Elizabeth Berlinger ’23 and Caitlin Cobb ’21.

The Bison will look to build off the undefeated weekend as they prepare to host Ithaca on May 8 at 4 p.m. The Orange and Blue will also celebrate the seniors prior to the race.

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