Georgetown Rowing Falls to Top-Ranked Princeton for Class of 2006 Cup
May 2, 2011
PRINCETON, N.J. - The Georgetown University lightweight rowing team faced strong headwinds and choppy waters, as they fell to top-ranked Princeton on Saturday morning on Lake Carnegie in Princeton, N.J. for the Class of 2006 Cup.
The Hoyas lightweights, racing a day prior to its conference championship to make up a race originally scheduled to be held on the Potomac River on April 16, turned in a strong performance despite the losses in the varsity eight and varsity four races.
"Conditions were really challenging and made the races 45 seconds to one minute longer than normal," Head Coach Glenn Putyrae said about Saturday's conditions. "We raced as best we could, but clearly we are disappointed with the results."
In the varsity eight race, consisting of coxswain Victoria Stulgis, stroke Clare Southern, Emma Cicciotti, Kayla McNeill, Vicki Stutz, Margi Emhof, Alena Petrella, Kate Finnerty and bow Hannah Kittel finished in a time of 7:56.9 behind the Tigers top-ranked boat.
Georgetown's lightweight varsity four, consisting of coxswain Devon O'Brien, stroke Maggie Girard, Bridget Gribbin, Ani Zotti and bow Courtney Choy finished in third place in the varsity four race behind Princeton A and Princeton B in a time of 9:02.2.
"Princeton is the number one team in the country and the best we've raced all season," Putyrae said. "They've set a standard and we will be training hard in the coming weeks to close the gap at Sprints and the IRA."