Lightweight Eights Wins in Rematch of Buffalo Race

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- On Saturday, the lightweight women's first varsity eight lined up against Buffalo for the second week in a row, after racing them last weekend at the Knecht Cup in Cherry Hill, NJ.  

Last weekend, the Engineers lost out to the Bulls by 1/100 of a second.  However, on Saturday, the Engineers took control of the race early and had a lead on Buffalo going through halfway mark.  Despite the lead, Tech knew they would need to stay aggressive and determined since last week, Buffalo charged back in the last 500 meters of the race.  Staying composed in the epically rough water, the Engineers were able to maintain the lead and cross the line in 7:12.96 to Buffalo's 7:19.77.   Depending on the outcome of regular season racing, Tech could see Buffalo up to two more times this season, at the Eastern Sprints and the IRA National Championship.  

On Sunday, Tech rowed well in very difficult conditions, but lost to Stanford in both the first and second varsity eights.  

Next up, Tech's first varsity eight travels to Madison to race Wisconsin.  

Race Line-Ups Saturday v. Buffalo

First Varsity Eight


Coxswain             Man-Yan Lam
Stroke                   Meredith Lis
Seven                   Lizzy Wei
Six                          Clare Flanagan
Five                        Katie Inman
Four                       Sabine Schneider
Three                    Lauren Ayers
Two                       Melody Kuna
Bow                       Paige Finkelstein

Second Varsity Eight


Coxswain             Emily Chen
Stroke                   Sara Ferry
Seven                   Victoria McCrave
Six                          Emma Jeffries
Five                        Christine Park
Four                       Chelsea Lyons
Three                    Juliann Lajoie
Two                       Lauren McGough
Bow                       Lauren Stephens

Race Line-Ups Sunday v. Stanford

First Varsity Eight


Coxswain             Man-Yan Lam
Stroke                   Meredith Lis
Seven                   Lizzy Wei
Six                          Clare Flanagan
Five                        Katie Inman
Four                       Chelsea Lyons
Three                    Lauren Ayers
Two                       Melody Kuna
Bow                       Paige Finkelstein

Second Varsity Eight


Coxswain             Emily Chen
Stroke                   Sara Ferry
Seven                   Victoria McCrave
Six                          Emma Jeffries
Five                        Charlotte Herhold
Three                    Juliann Lajoie
Two                       Lauren McGough
Bow                       Lauren Stephens

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