Trinity's Novice Four Defeats William Smith In Women's Rowing Race

Trinity's Novice Four Defeats William Smith In Women's Rowing Race

Rome, N.Y. - The Trinity College novice four highlighted a busy day of racing with a victory by nearly 40 seconds against a crew from the William Smith College Herons this afternoon on the Erie Canal. The Bantam boat posted a winning time of 8:26.5.  Trinity's first- and second varsity eights each lost a pair of races against the No. 8-ranked Hamilton College Continentals and the No. 10-ranked Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers, respectively.

"It was exciting to see the novice four post another win this weekend," said Trinity Head Coach Heather Barney. "In our varsity crews, this section of our racing schedule is extremely challenging, and we were pleased with the way the women handled themselves against some very tough competition. Both the first and second varsity eights made significant progress over the past week. It showed in the races on Saturday, but there is still faster to be had.

The Bantam varsity eight recovered loss by 19 seconds in iots first race against Hamilton, using a greater level of intensity and put forward its best effort of the season so far in the afternoon against RIT.  For the second varsity eight, the first race against Hamilton had a strong first half, while race two against the Tigers had a stronger second half.

"The goal moving forward is to put together a race that is complete and strong from start to finish," aded Barney.  "We're making steady incremental gains that will be incredibly important when we get to the New England Championships in May."

Varsity Eight
C: Talia La Schiazza
8. Antonia Bowden
7. Kirsten Thiim
6. Sarah Beckman
5. Deane Pless
4. Claudia Garrote
3. Molly McGonigle
2. Brigitte Vossler
1. Clare Knowlton 
Second Eight
C: Caitlin Southwick
8. Lisa Hovhannesian
7. Hillary Vossler
6. Lexi Zanger
5. Alley Smicka
4. Lizzie Smith
3. Vanessa Jones
2. Denicia Peterson
1. Erin Gannon
Novice Four

C: Abigail McNulty
4: Sarah Thomas
3: Emily McLeod
2: Nadine Lee
1: Trea Mannello