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Fifteenth ranked Cougar Rowing Falls to No. 7 Huskies at Home
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 04/09/2011
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April 9, 2011

PULLMAN, Wash. - No. 15 Washington State University women's rowing fell to No. 7 Washington in dual action Saturday at Wawawai Landing, in the Cougars' lone home regatta of the season.

The Cougars dropped all six races to the Huskies, as Washington regained the Apple Cup, which is awarded to the victor of the varsity eight race.

A video replay was needed to confirm the results of the second varsity eight race, in which Washington edged out WSU by less than a second. After coming back toward the end of the race, the Cougars (coxswain-Cayla Ravancho, Natasha Ostopovich, Crystal Martin, Mollie McCabe, Liz England, Stephanie Hinkle, Ann Hoag, Sarah Powell, Alison Smith-bow) clocked a time of 6:50.13, while the Huskies finished with a mark of 6:49.66.

"The highlight of the day was the battle of the second varsity eight boats," WSU head coach Jane LaRiviere said. "It was a great race. It gives us hope that our team depth is coming around."

In the first race of the day, Washington's varsity eight took a slight lead on WSU (coxswain-Lexi Ryman, Sarah Wolff, Hannah deVos, Christina Kinck, Corinna Sharick, Allie Reilly, Justine Galbraith, Lisa Roman, Annie Eastwood-bow) early. The Cougars finished five and a half seconds behind the Huskies with a time of 6:43.20. UW clocked in at 6:37.71.

"The varsity eight got off its game plan a bit today," LaRiviere said. "But they'll learn from it."

UW swept the varsity four event with its A team edging out its B team with times of 7:41.58 and 7:42.67, respectively. WSU's A (coxswain-Emily Boquet, Carly Johnson, Jennifer Hale, Kasia Rademacher, Erin Ranney) finished in 7:54.1, followed by the B squad (coxswain-Heidi Kim, Brianne Gould, Liz Beck, Rachel McNeil, Lianna DeMaris) at 7:56.4. The Cougars finished third in the second varsity four (coxswain-Rachel Johnson, Rachel Snodgrass, Kerry Hassall, Marina Morshead, Kelsey Lounsbury) race with a time of 8:12.31.

In the novice eight, WSU's crew (coxswain-Rachel Hall, Ella Odland, Kendall Boliba) finished with a time of 7:17.3, six seconds behind UW at 7:11.2. The Cougars' A crew (coxswain-Sydney Dawson, Sydney Frederick, Emily Starkel, Hannah Jacobs, Samantha Hoeper, Alicia Brandkamp, Sara Deibler, Alyssa Rumann, Megan Bech-bow) placed second in the second novice eight race with a time of 7:42.0, followed by the B crew with a time of 7:49.5 (coxswain-Sara Murphy, Rebecca Hatley, Lindsey Langer, Shelly Donohue, Katelyn Maley, Olivia Dehner, Melissa Brown, Emma Stammer, Megan Birge).

The Cougars have next week off from competition before heading to Columbus, Ohio to take on No. 14 Michigan, No. 8 Michigan State and No. 9 Ohio State in dual action, April 23 and 24.

Washington State vs. Washington Dual
Saturday, April 9 - Wawawai Landing

Varsity Eight: 1. Washington 6:37.71; 2. Washington State 6:43.20
Second Varsity Eight: 1. Washington 6:49.66; 2. Washington State 6:50.13
Varsity Four: 1. Washington A 7:41.58; 2. Washington B 7:42.67; 3. Washington State A 7:54.10; 4. Washington State B 7:56.40
Novice Eight: 1. Washington 7:11.20; 2. Washington State 7:17.30
Second Novice Eight: 1. Washington 7:19.0; 2. Washington State A 7:42.0; Washington State B 7:49.5
Second Varsity Four: Washington A 7:56.34; Washington B 8:05.50; Washington State 8:12.31

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