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April 8, 2017

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The University of Notre Dame rowing team competed in a series of races on Saturday, April 8, at the Lake Natoma Invitational, hosted by Sacramento State. The Irish faced a talented field, competing against No. 2 California and No. 6 Stanford during the first day of the regatta.

The top effort of the day was delivered by the Second Varsity Four, which won Event 10 in 7:24.33. Lauren Matchett, Kate Trankina, Lauren McKee, Meredith Swartz and coxswain Cailey Brogan advanced to the Grand Final in the afternoon session with the win over Stanford, Sacramento State and Boston University.

Through out Saturday’s competition, the Irish would end up second behind California in the morning session and Stanford in the afternoon races while besting Boston University in the morning and Sacramento State in the afternoon.

The day wrapped up with the Grand Final for the Second Varsity Four, in which Notre Dame claimed fourth place in 7:19.58.

Morning Session

First Varsity Four – Event One
McEneaney, Renkes, Groth, Pierce, (c) Schoonmaker
1. California, 6:58.98
2. Notre Dame, 7:18.83
3. Boston University, 7:41.87

Second Varsity Eight – Event 4
Bhalla, Schindele, Amenabar, Dolan, Adam, Hamilton, Walter, Fischer, (c) Hedrick
1. California, 6:18.52
2. Notre Dame, 6:32.63
3. Boston University, 6:56.63

First Varsity Eight – Event 7
Stinebaugh, O’Tighearnaigh, Migliore, Bruggeman, Boxberger, Wagner, Gilbert, Saunee, (c) Kearney.
1. California, 6:15.79
2. Notre Dame, 6:26.32
3. Boston University, 6:39.83

Second Varsity Four – Event 10
Matchett, Trankina, McKee, Swartz, (c) Brogan
1. Notre Dame, 7:24.33
2. Stanford, 7:40.76
3. Sacramento State, 7:48.21
4. Boston University, 7:51.66

Afternoon Session

First Varsity Four – Event 14
1. Stanford, 7:11.56
2. Notre Dame, 7:21.30
3. Sacramento State, 7:38.92

Second Varsity Eight – Event 17
1. Stanford, 6:24.12
2. Notre Dame, 6:28.70
3. Sacramento State, 6:51.13

First Varsity Eight – Event 20
1. Stanford, 6:17.67
2. Notre Dame, 6:27.26
3. Sacramento State, 6:41.35

Second Varsity Four – Grand Final
1. California A, 7:04.18
2. California B, 7:06.76
3. Stanford B, 7:13.37
4. Notre Dame, 7:19.58

Up Next

The Irish will return to Lake Natoma tomorrow morning, Sunday, April 9, to compete against Gonzaga and UCF, both of which are currently receiving votes in the CRCA/US Rowing Coaches Poll.