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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

Women's Rowing Takes on Bucknell Saturday

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 04/19/2013
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NEW YORK - The No. 16 Columbia women’s rowing team will rekindle its rivalry with Bucknell on Saturday at Overpeck Lake, racing the Bison for the first time since 2011.

The Lions comprehensively outraced Bucknell in their last competition at Orchard Beach Lagoon, defeating the Bison by ten seconds.

Columbia comes into this matchup after a “bye weekend.” On April 7, the Lions fell to No. 3 Princeton, but fought back the next day to retake the Woodbury Cup from Northeastern and Dartmouth.

Bucknell was triumphant last weekend in the Knecht Cup on the Cooper River in Cherry Hill, N.J., defeating Holy Cross, Barry (the top-ranked school in Division II), Northeastern, and West Virginia in the Grand Final.

The Georgetown women’s lightweight crew will be on hand as well to take on the Bison in a pair of races to begin the regatta.

Saturday’s Order of Races

10 a.m. – Lightweight Eights (Bucknell, Georgetown only)
10:20 a.m. – Lightweight/First-Year Fours (Bucknell, Georgetown only)
10:40 a.m. – Second Varsity Fours
11 a.m. – Second Varsity Fours
11:20 a.m. – Second Varsity Eights
11:40 a.m. – First Varsity Eights

Columbia Projected Boatings

First Varsity Eight
Aneesha Baliga, cox; Rebecca Randall, stroke; Fiona Duffy, 7; Samantha Warren, 6; Amelia Brunner, 5; Karli McMenamin, 4; Jocelyn Bohn, 3; Nikki Bourassa, 2; Lottie Galliano, bow

Second Varsity Eight
Clare Hua, cox; Jessica Werlin, stroke; Hilary Going, 7; Maddie O’Brien, 6; Sylvie Krekow, 5; India Knight, 4; Kellie Solowski, 3; Alexandra Swift, 2; Hayley Weil, bow

Varsity Four
Jill Klein, cox; Colleen Condon, stroke; Elisa Mirkil, 3; Natalie Rutherford, 2; Carly Tashijian, bow

Second Varsity Four
Audrey Warren, cox; Caitlin Shufelt, stroke; Sara Hyten, 3; Maia Claman, 2; Nikki Tomm, bow

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