Buffalo, NY-Spartan rowers closed the Fall 2013 portion of the schedule with an Open 8+ race against two strong crews from (Division I program) Canisius College this morning on the Black Rock Canal.
Under moderate wind conditions, the D'Youville 8+ was unsuccessful in holding off the Golden Griffin racers as they headed down the course toward the Ferry Street Bridge.
It was the first time this season the D'Youville crew had competed in a competitive eight's race. Today's lineup featured a mix of returning letter winners and first-year rowers.
Final results Open 8+
- Canisius "A": 13.37.2
- Canisius "B": 14.39.3
- D'Youville: 19.24
Cox: Abigail Fox Stroke: Briana Bartholomew 7: Lindsey Hurley
6: Alaina Pariso 5: Molly Sabido 4: Sarah Ernst 3: Leanne Schad 2: Kristen Petrushesky Bow: Krista Hoover
Head Coach John Dorn after the race, "We struggled a bit out there today against two solid crews and also had to deal with a popped oarlock half way through the race. While it was a tough row for our athletes this morning, we will all take this experience and learn from it as we shift our focus toward preparing for the spring season."