Buckeyes Sweep Varsity Races vs. Syracuse, MSU
April 23, 2016

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The third-ranked Ohio State women's rowing team hosted No. 16 Syracuse and Michigan State in the team's final regular-season finale Saturday afternoon at Griggs Reservoir on the Scioto River.

The Buckeyes competed in six races against the Orange and Spartans, winning each of the four varsity contests with season-best times.

Ohio State's Second Varsity Eight made its season-debut in the first race of the day, falling to Michigan State. OSU crossed the line with a time of 7:18.6.

The First Novice Eight race saw Syracuse enter the fray and score a winning time of 6:42.0, seven seconds ahead of the Spartans (6:48.9) and 10 seconds faster than the Buckeyes, who finished in a season-best time of 6:52.6.

The rest of the regatta was dominated by the Buckeyes, beginning with the combined Second/Third Varsity Four contest. Ohio State's 2V4 scored a first-place time of 6:58.1, besting the 3V4 squad (7:07.4) by almost 10 seconds. Syracuse finished just behind the Buckeye 3V4, with Michigan State finishing more than 40 seconds behind.

In the First Varsity Four race, Ohio State bested Syracuse by eight seconds, sounding the horn in a  time of 7:07.9.

Ohio State posted impressive times in the Varsity Eight races for the second week in a row. The Buckeye 2V8 won its fifth race in a row with a time of 6:18.5, 13 seconds faster than Syracuse. The First Varsity Eight was tested by the Orange but emerged victorious by six seconds in a time of 6:11.5, extending its unbeaten streak to nine races.

OHIO STATE LINEUP

1V8
Rachel Engel
Alice Riley
Anna Ralph
Cassandra Johnson
Annie Jachthuber
Stephanie Williams
Catherine Shields
Sarah Davis
Sarah Asad (coxswain)

2V8
Hanna Gottschalk
Morgan Hummel
MaryClare Stannard
Bridget Verdeyen
Sarah Peffley
Anne Dietrich
Allyson Baker
Ida Kruse
Kylie Soltis (coxswain)

1V4
Catherine McNutt
Bridget Schodorf
Sandra Dinter
Kaylee Koker
Maggie Creely (coxswain)

2V4
Joan Darnell
Ashley Saba
Hannah Hites
Emily Caudle
Katelyn Carson (coxswain)

3V4
Laura Monteso Esmel
Bianca Piloseno
Chelsea Harpool
Kimberleigh Warriner
Jaz Fonseca-Folden (coxswain)

1N8
Rachel Serafy
Amanda Dues
Hannah Antosz
Danielle Kimmet
Maggie Swallows
Emily Barrett
Jordan Walters
Sierra Cydrus
Cassidy Jenney (coxswain)

2N8
Erin Engstrom
Reilly Jones
Nawal Midraj
Alivia Lahr
Mindi Brookhart
Kaityn Scott
Kelsey Lykins
Mikayla Doerzbacher
Kelsi Escobar (coxswain)

RESULTS

2N8
Michigan State - 6:58.4
Ohio State -- 7:18.6

1N8
Syracuse -- 6:42.0
Michigan State -- 6:48.9
Ohio State -- 6:52.6

2V4/3V4
Ohio State 2V4 -- 6:58.1
Ohio State 3V4 -- 7:07.4
Syracuse -- 7:09.3
Michigan State -- 7:48.3

1V4
Ohio State -- 7:07.9
Syracuse -- 7:15.2
Michigan State -- 7:41.5

2V8
Ohio State -- 6:18.5
Syracuse -- 6:31.7
Michigan State -- 6:45.5

1V8
Ohio State -- 6:11.5
Syracuse -- 6:17.8
Michigan State -- 6:25.2

UP NEXT
Ohio State has three weeks off prior to the 2016 Big Ten Championships May 14-15 in Indianapolis.