Novice Four and Second Varsity Four Place Fifth at Knecht Cup

April 14, 2013
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

April 14, 2013


The Old Dominion University rowing team completed the second and final day of competition at the 2013 Knecht Cup. Five different Lady Monarch' boats competed in various finals throughout the day on Sunday in Cherry Hill, N.J.

Old Dominion's Frosh/Novice Four boat made it to the Grand Finals, where they placed fifth with a time of 8:22.82. Fairfield (7:50.13) won the Frosh/Novice Four title, while George Mason A placed second (7:56.93).

The second ODU boat to advance to a top final after Saturday's performances was the Second Varsity Four group. In the Finals on Sunday, The Lady Monarchs placed fifth finishing in a time of 8:06.17. Old Dominion finished just four seconds behind Boston College A (8:02.13), who placed fourth. Kansas A (7:52.24) won the race and New Hampshire (7:57.50) took second.

In the Third Final of the Varsity Eight, Old Dominion's boat was crowned victorious after finishing in a time of 6:52.18. The Lady Monarchs finished a full five seconds before second place finisher, Drexel (6:57.83).

Old Dominion's Second Varsity Eight boat also produced a quality result with a second place finish in the Petite Final. ODU finished only three seconds behind Buffalo (6:59.34), but finished over six seconds ahead of third-place finisher, Alabama (7:08.97).

The ODU Varsity Four boat finished in sixth place in the Third Final on Sunday with a time of 8:17.85. George Mason A (7:58.93) was the only boat to crack the eight minute mark; Villanova B (8:04.88) placed second.

The Lady Monarchs will be back in the water on April 20-21 in Charlottesville, Va., as they will take on the Cavaliers of the University of Virginia.

2013 Knecht Cup Results for Sunday

Varsity Eight - Third Final

1. Old Dominion 6:52.18
2. Drexel 6:57.83
3. George Mason 6:58.96
4. Rutgers 7:00.72
5. UCONN 7:03.02
6. UMASS 7:07.52

Second Varsity Eight - Petite Final

1. Buffalo 6:59.34
2. Old Dominion 7:02.43
3. Alabama 7:08.97
4. West Virginia 7:12.88
5. Dayton 7:18.69
6. North Carolina 7:20.35

Varsity Four - Third Final

1. George Mason A 7:58.93
2. Villanova B 8:04.88
3. Colgate B 8:05.79
4. Colgate A  8:09.12
5. North Carolina 8:09.76
6. Old Dominion 8:17.85

Second Varsity Four - FINAL

1. Kansas A 7:52.24
2. New Hampshire 7:57.50
3. Kansas B  7:57.94
4. Boston College A 8:02.13
5. Old Dominion 8:06.17
6. Philadelphia  8:35.14

Frosh/Novice Four - GRAND FINAL

1. Fairfield 7:50.13
2. George Mason A 7:56.93
3. Northeastern 8:00.98
4. Pittsburgh A 8:05.70
5. Old Dominion 8:22.82
6. Villanova 8:27.75

ODU Lineups for the 2013 Knecht Cup

Varsity Eight:

C-Allison Giegerich
8-Maeghan Pardy
7-Paige Madison
6-Abby Voss
5-Jenna Sterling
4-Colleen Rennie
3-Gretchen Schmitt
2-Keira Flanagan
1-Shannon Huff

Second Varsity Eight:

C-Lydia Cleveland
8-Raven Howser
7-Tayler Gall
6-Kaela Woods
5-Kelsea Shiner
4-Ashley Nardiello
3-Alissa Williams
2-Marisa Fruetel
1-Shannon Huff

Varsity Four:

C-Nicole Sicurella
4-Ashley Mauroff
3-Miranda Brown
2-Chelsea Trice
1-Katarina Bauer

Second Varsity Four:

C-Ashley Payne
4-Jackie Donlan
3-Jessica Donlan                                                                                                           
2-Brett Wolff
1-Meredith Kirby

Frosh/Novice Four:
C-Samantha Ford
4-Lauren Wright
3-Leslie Lomax
2-Robyn Lutzkanin
1-Erica Herrera