May 8, 2014
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - There is just one event remaining for the Villanova rowing team before the American Athletic Conference tournament. The Wildcats will conclude their regular season this weekend with Friday and Saturday racing action at one of their biggest events of the year, the 76th Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta.
Villanova will be competing in four races with the Varsity 8+, Varsity 4+, Freshman/Novice 8+ and Freshman/Novice 4+ boats taking on schools from around the entire country.
The boats set sail at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday from the Boathouse Row launching point on the Schuylkill River. The V4+ opens the day with their 6 boat heat at 8:30AM against a field of 35 other crews.
The V8+ has their heat at 10:48AM Friday morning against 4 other boats (of a field of 30), including #1 seed UMass. The Freshman/Novice 4+ has a heat at 1:43PM against a field of 42 other boats. The Freshman Novice 8+ goes off at 3:54PM, with 26 other boats in their event.
The semi-finals will begin next morning before the finals get going in the afternoon. ABC-6 will televise the finals with coverage beginning at 1 p.m.
Be sure to follow the team socially on Twitter @NovaRowing to stay up to date with live results as they happen.
Below is a look at the starting lineups for each race:
Bow: Jen DeCata
Stroke: Cecilia Franko
Coxswain: Gabriella DeLorenzo