Rowing Wins NE10 Invitational

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Assumption women's rowing won its second straight NE10 Invitational behind some strong performances on Saturday morning on Lake Quinsigamond.

Assumption accumulated 18 points to win the NE10 Invitional again this year. The Hounds earned 12 points by taking down Franklin Pierce in the Varsity 8 race and then secured six in the Varsity 4, taking second to Merrimack. The Ravens finished second with nine points while Merrimack had eight in total.

In the Varsity 8 race, Assumption took down Franklin Pierce by 48 seconds with its time of 7:40.36 seconds. Also competing in the race was Division III Connecticut College, which just edged the Hounds with its time of 7:35.68.

In the Varsity 4 race, the Warriors won in their time of 8:24.06, followed by Conn. College and Trinity, with Assumption taking fourth in its time of 9:02.87. Assumption's 2nd Varsity 4 boat took third in its race, with a time of 9:10.43. Conn. College won in 9:01.40 while Merrimack was second in 9:06.53.

Coach Aline Seekins was impressed with her team's performance given the weather. "It was another windy day out on the lake with winds of 15-18 mph with gusts of 20-25 while our races were going on. All of the boats did a great job handling the wind and put some solid races out there!"

Assumption returns to action next weekend when they compete in the New England Rowing Championship on Lake Quinsigamond.

Varsity 8
Cox: Katie Danieli (Chelmsford, Mass. / Chelmsford / UNH)
Stroke: Abby Boyko (Poughkeepsie, N.Y. / Our Lady of Lourdes)
Michelle Byrnes (Oakdale, N.Y. / St. John the Baptist)
Julianna Woods (Manchester, N.H. / Manchester Memorial)
MaryHope Gardner (Deep River, Conn. / Valley Regional High School)
Lily Vartanian (Vernon, Conn. / Rockville)
Tara LePage (Amherst, N.H. / Souhegan)
Karolina Dzieminski (Webster, Mass. / Bartlet)
Hannah Avard (Manchester, N.H. / Manchester West)

Varsity 4
Cox: Kathryn Witherwax (Poughkeepsie, N.Y. / Our Lady of Lourdes)
Stroke: Savannah Taylor (Edmond, Ok. / Casady School)
Gina Savino (South Windsor, Conn. / East Catholic)
Catherine Donnelly (Rehoboth, Mass. / St. Mary Academy Bay View)
Emily Baker (Barrington, R.I. / Barrington)

2nd Varsity 4
Cox: Olivia Bombardier (Duxbury, Mass. / Duxbury)
Stroke: Alison Fitzpatrick (Wethersfield, Conn. / Wethersfield)
Taylor Poland (Johnston, R.I. / Johnston)
Madison Doyle (Foxborough, Mass. / Foxborough)
Meghan Lee (Londonderry, N.H. / Londonderry)