April 22, 2016
By Russell Dorn
LAKE LEMON, Ind. – The No. 17 University of Notre Dame rowing team got the Dale England Cup off to a great start Friday afternoon with a sweep of three races.
The final races of the day were postponed due to inclement weather in the Lake Lemon area.
FRIDAY RESULTS: 4V8 (1st/3): 6:59.6 / 3V8 (1st/2nd): 6:42.3 / 2V4 (1st/2): 7:18.4
QUOTABLE: Head Coach Martin Stone – “It was a good start to the regatta. We are a little disappointed that the weather moved in, but safety first and we got everyone in off the water. Overall, we are pleased with the start. Our athletes that got to race did a phenomenal job rowing well and rowing hard. We are looking to build on the momentum tomorrow. It’s an early start, but we will be ready.”
Saturday will feature a pair of sessions to wrap up the weekend.
Here’s what you need to know going into day 2 at Lake Lemon:
OPPONENTS: Indiana, Duke & Navy
RANKINGS: No. 14 Indiana, No. 17 Notre Dame, Duke (Receiving Votes)
WHEN: 8:30 a.m. ET & 11:30 a.m. ET Saturday
WHERE: Lake Lemon, Indiana (outside Bloomington)
IRISH BOATS COMPETING: V8 (twice), 2V8 (twice), V4 (twice) 2V4 (twice), 3V8 & 4V8
SCORING: For each race in the following events, a crew earns the following points for their team:
– Varsity 8: 1st – 36 pts / 2nd – 27 pts / 3rd – 18 pts / 4th – 9pts
– 2Varsity 8: 1st – 24 pts / 2nd – 18 pts / 3rd – 12 pts / 4th – 6pts
– Varsity 4: 1st – 12 pts / 2nd – 9 pts / 3rd – 6 pts / 4th – 3 pts
– The winner of the 1V8 boat in the head-to-head racing shall serve as the tie breaker between two teams if the team totals are equal. If the two teams have each won the 1V8 once the team with the faster combined times from the two 1V8 races wins.
The team that earns the most overall total points for the day wins the Dale England Cup Trophy.
For more information on the Notre Dame rowing program, follow the Irish on Facebook (/NDWomensRowing) and Twitter (@NDRowing).
Russell Dorn, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since 2011 and coordinates all media efforts for the Notre Dame volleyball, rowing and baseball programs. A native of Greenwood, South Carolina, Dorn graduated from Furman University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in history before earning his master’s degree in sports communications from Georgia State University in 2011.