Monarchs Edge Vermont for Last National Qualifying Spot in Final Race

May 03, 2009
By ODU Athletics

May 3, 2009

Complete Results

BOSTON, Mass. -- Sophomore skipper Stephanie Roble and senior crew Alissa Ayres propelled Old Dominion to ninth place and the final qualifying position for the ICSA National Championship in dramatic fashion Sunday. ODU edged Vermont after Roble and Ayres finished fourth in the final race, leaping the Catamounts by just one point.

After seven completed races in both divisions, Vermont led ODU by six points in the race for the last qualifying position, as only the top nine teams qualify for the June 2-4 National Championship. In A division, Vermont added a seventh point to their lead, finishing tenth while Old Dominion came in 11th.

However, in B division, the ODU tandem cruised to their third straight top ten finish, and third top five of the event. Meanwhile, the Catamounts slipped and finished with just their second effort outside of the top ten in B division. The 20th ranked Monarchs narrowly slipped by the 15th ranked Catamounts with the last ditch effort and will head to the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Assocation's Co-Ed Dinghy National Championship on June 2-4.

Roble and Ayres finished with one win and a pair of fourth place finishes, including the final race that sealed ODU's qualificaiton. The pair finished with 60 points and a sixth place finish in B division.

In A division, junior skipper Kyle Rogachenko sailed with senior crew Jaclyn Finney, totaling 81 points and an eleventh place finish. The tandem struggled for ODU, finishing with just three top ten efforts in the eight completed races, but did post a third place finish on day one.

Final Results:
Top Nine Teams Qualify for ICSA National Championship

                                 A    B     TOT
1   Georgetown                  28   49      77
2   Tufts                       41   43      84
3   St. Mary's College          51   34      85
4   Eckerd College              45   45      90
5   Roger Williams              53   40      93
6   Stanford                    68   60     128
7   U.S. Naval Academy          51   78     129
8   Boston University           62   68     130
9   Old Dominion University     81   60     141
10   Vermont                    79   63     142
11   Miami                      88   70     158
12   UC Santa Barbara           61   98     159
13   Washington                 92  108     200
14   Tulane University          90  114     204
15   Northwestern              114  100     214
16   Minnesota                 116  114     230
17   Texas A&M Galveston       125  108     233
18   Michigan                  124  116     240

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