Blue Crew Matches Up with Tufts, Bates, Wesleyan; Varsity 8 Places Third

Katie Livingston and the Blue Varsity 8+ placed third (Frank Poulin).
Katie Livingston and the Blue Varsity 8+ placed third (Frank Poulin).

MEDFORD, Mass. -- The No. 6 ranked Wellesley College crew Varsity Eight (V8+) took third in a series of match races with No. 12 Tufts, No. 1 Bates, and No. 7 Wesleyan.

Wesleyan (6:41.4) defeated the Blue V8+ (6:44.11) in the opening race for Wellesley, relegating the crew to the V8+ consolation final. In the consolation final, Wellesley bounced back, defeating Tufts (7:15.3) to finish third among the four V8+ crews with a time of 6:54.8. 

The Wellesley Second Varsity Eight (2V8+) also raced in the consolation final, defeating Tufts (7:10.6) with a time of 7:08.2. The 2V8+ opened the day with a time of 7:03.2, coming-up short versus Wesleyan (6:58.9). The Blue got back at the Cardinals (7:30.2) in the Third Varsity Eight (3V8+) event, advancing to the 3V8+ final with a time of 7:09.5. The Blue 3V8+ finished second to Bates (6:55.0) in 7:11.1.

Bates (8:07.6) also defeated the Blue (8:28.5) in the Varsity Four match race. Wellesley had the top time (7:18.5) in the Fourth Varsity Eight (4v8+), defeating Tufts (7:22.6). 

Wellesley and Bates will match-up again tomorrow in a regatta on Lake Quinsigamond that also includes WPI, Trinity, and RIT. 

Wellesley Lineups:

V8+: C - Sooji Kang, 8 - Frances Dingivan, 7 - Katie Livingston, 6- Rhiannon Mulligan, 5 - Casey Martin, 4 - Pippa Cronin, 3 - Anna Gaskill, 2 - Emilia Ball, 1 - Julianna Wright

2V8+: C - Emily Arnold Mages, 8 - Beatrice Grauman-Boss, 7 - Jocelyn Reahl, 6 - Maria Iannotti, 5 - Faye Washburn, 4 - Katie Ball, 3 - Alanna Uthgennant, 2 - Mia Caglieris, 1 - Alyssa Rivera

3V8+: C - Sasha Blachman, 8 - Alison Carey, 7 - Olivia Gorman, 6 – Anna Taylor, 5 - Zoe Cheng, 4 - Emmet Odegaard, 3 - Stephanie Fan, 2 - Kelsey Gosch, 1- Meg Bolan

4V8+: C - Vanessa Delarca, 8 - Eve Montie, 7 - Mar Barrera, 6 - Julia Sokolowska, 5 - Anna Vold, 4 - Lexi Fitzgerald, 3 - Olivia Holbrook, 2 - Sarah Wells-Moran, 1 - Samantha Hintz

4V8+: C - Chantal Valdivia, 4 - Tess Vetter, 3 - Gaya Krishna, 2- Marinn Cedillo, 1 - Skylar Kolisko