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Freshman/Novice 8+ Place Third at Dad Vail Regatta
Freshman/Novice 8+ boat placed third with a time of 7:51.320 mark
 
Freshman/Novice 8+ boat placed third with a time of 7:51.320 mark
 

May 10, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Following a successful preliminary run Friday morning, the Villanova rowing squad returned to the Schuylkill River on Saturday to compete in four races at the 76th annual Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta. Led by Alexandra Yanoff, the Freshman/Novice 8+ placed third in the finals Heavyweight 8 event with a 7:51.320 mark.

The Wildcats smoked rival St. Joseph's along with Fordham, Wheaton and Northwestern with a time of 7:12.420 to advance to the event finals. Before advancing to the semis, Yanoff and her teammates took their initial heat over Fairfield and Penn State with a 7:01.458 finish. Joining the freshman was Lucia DeNicola serving as the bow, followed by Grace Carbajal, Mollie McMahon, Colleen Lavelle, Emily Lenane, Luisa Nitzschke, Jackie Denning and coxswain Maggie Cavanaugh.

In the Women's Varsity Heavyweight 8, Alanna McCloy and her group finished 16 seconds shy of Purdue and Massachusetts for a slot in the semis. McCloy was accompanied by (bow) Lauren Woodhull, Claire Keating, Heather Kittredge, Caroline McCaughey, Katrina Bertrand, Jackie Bertrand, Jackie Prazenica, Kelly O'Conor and (coxswain) Laura Saracina.

 

 

Carie Ewen led the Varsity 4 boat to a 7:28.369 mark in the qualifier, behind only Northwestern for the top spot. In the Varsity 4 Heavyweight competition, Ewen was joined by (bow) Jen DeCata, Sophie Gueterich, Cecilia Franko and (coxswain) Gabriella DeLorenzo to finish fifth with an 8:09.330 time.

The Women's Novice/Freshman 4 boat that consisted of (bow) Maria McGeary, Melanie Preve, Jillian Labetti, (stroke) Remington Barre and (coxswain) Alexandra Gera earned the top qualifying slot in their initial heat 7 race. In the semifinals, the Wildcats posted a 7:51.871 mark to finish in fourth place and end their run.

For the first time in its history, the Villanova Men's Varsity 8+ boat downed Temple in the semis to advance to the event finals later on in the afternoon. The Wildcats will compete against Army, Delaware, George Mason, Rochester and Lehigh.

Below are the results from Saturday's races.

Varsity 8+
Heat 1
1. Massachusetts 105 (T. Wilson) 06:31.943
2. Purdue 86 (M. Archer) 06:42.610
3. Villanova 107 (A. McCloy) 06:58.451
4. Susquehanna 100 (E. Stephens) 07:18.225
5. Ohio U 81 (M. Sudetic) 07:48.540

Rep 1
1. Fairfield 35 (K. Pitz) 06:52.028
2. Lehigh 56 (K. Menge) 06:54.872
3. Delaware 27 (D. Cirelli) 06:55.698
4. Penn State 83 (H. Putnam) 06:59.492
5. Villanova 107 (A. McCloy) 07:00.287
6. Pittsburgh 85 (L. Schall) 07:11.756

Varisty 4+
Heat 4
1. Northwestern 79 (C. Hernandez) 07:20.324
2. Villanova 107 (C. Ewen) 07:28.369
3. Mass. Inst.Tech. 66 (K. Doolittle) 07:34.578
4. Marist 61 (K. Foster) 07:38.838
5. Purdue 86 (D. Funk) 07:56.070
6. N.C. State 78 (G. Jordan) 08:04.950

Semi 2
1 Massachusetts 105 (R. Boudreau) 07:39.317
2 Army 3 (K. Mucke) 07:44.868
3 Florida 37 (L. Benton) 07:50.628
4 William and Mary 115 (E. Brown) 07:56.886
5 Villanova 107 (C. Ewen) 08:09.330
6 Bucknell 10 (A. Persico) 08:19.048

Freshman/Novice 8+
Heat 1
1. Villanova 107 (A. Yanoff) 07:01.458
2. Fairfield 35 (S. Bucklen) 07:06.145
3. Penn State 83 (K. Angelakis) 07:20.516
4. Loyola 58 (d. corvalan) 07:24.898
5. Ohio U 81 (A. Miller) 08:18.051

Semi 1
1. Purdue 86 (L. Hodge) 07:08.858
2. Villanova 107 (A. Yanoff) 07:12.420
3. St. Joseph's 94 (a. varghese) 07:16.375
4. Fordham 39 (C. Sneider) 07:17.726
5. Wheaton 114 (M. Touloukian) 07:37.412
6. Northwestern 79 (A. Matos) 07:50.802

Final
1. Bucknell 10 (I. Morcos) 07:45.056
2. Massachusetts 105 (E. Shannon) 07:50.627
3. Villanova 107 (A. Yanoff) 07:51.320
4. Delaware 27 (L. Peterson) 07:51.773
5. Purdue 86 (L. Hodge) 07:54.118
6. Drexel 30 (G. Salcedo) 08:11.356

Freshman/Novice 4+
Heat 7
1. Villanova 107 (M. Preve) 07:50.860
2. Bucknell 10 (C. Muse) 07:57.846
3. John Carroll 52 (A. Posadni) 08:05.158
4. Rochester 88 (C. John) 08:11.374

Semi 1
1 Grand Valley 45 (E. Memberto) 3 07:44.171
2 Marist 61 (K. Amnott) 4 07:47.120
3 George Mason 42 (M. Logue) 5 07:51.149
4 Villanova 107 (M. Preve) 2 07:51.871
5 Robert Morris 87 (K. Goodwin) 6 08:02.712
6 Purdue 86 (R. Boyd) 1 08:28.996

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