Women's Rowing Narrowly Loses to Sharks

Women's Rowing Narrowly Loses to Sharks
The Buccaneers will face Nova again on April 18 at the SIRA Championships
MIAMI BEACH, Fla.—The Barry University rowing team lost in a close match to Nova Southeastern in the First Annual Barry/Nova Duel on Saturday morning.
In the varsity 8 event, the Buccaneers (cox- Priscilla Donahue, Stroke- Robin Cascioli, 7- Elise Carlson, 6 Renee Forcier, 5- Vanessa Viadero, 4- Summerlin Knipe, 3- Katie Rogers, 2- Rhiannon Doka, Bow- Kelsey Garcia) trailed Nova from the start, but were unable to overtake them, finishing in a time of 7:01.5. The Sharks finished just seconds ahead of the Bucs in 6:55.7.
“The racing conditions were great,” said head coach Dave Sanderson. “We fought hard and tried to attack, but just weren’t successful.”
In the varsity 4+/Novice combo, the Nova varsity 4 took the race in a time of 8:04.0. The Nova novice 4 finished second in 8:07.0, while the Bucs novice 4 finished in 8:39.6.
"The novice team gained more racing expereince and improved on previous times," said Sanderson.
The duels were the first time the Bucs went head-to-head with Nova, but won’t be the last time they will see the Sharks in competition. The teams will square off again in the SIRA Championships on April 18-19 and at the SSC Championships on April 24-25.
“We look forward to competing with them the rest of the season,” said Sanderson. “It’s a good rivalry and good competition between the schools.”
The Bucs return to action next weekend in Camden, N.J. at the Knecht Cup.