Club sports roundup
Carnegie Mellon’s rowing club put together solid performances amid a field of college peers at the two-day Knecht Cup on April 8–9 in Camden, N.J.
The women’s varsity four (Division III) boat of seniors Darbi Roberts, Georgia Bullen, and Sarah Wilson, junior Maura Ferguson, and coxswain Emma Friedman, captured gold in both their heat on Saturday (8:30.0) and the final on Sunday (8:29.5). In the finals, Carnegie Mellon finished first with well over a boat length of open water, 13.2 seconds ahead of second-place New York University.
The women’s lightweight four boat of senior Sarah Crosskey, sophomore Crystal Lee, and juniors Stefanie Sydlik, Cara Heller, and Friedman, was Carnegie Mellon’s only other boat to compete in the finals after finishing second in their heat on Saturday with a time of 7:36.8. Rowing against a brutal crosswind in the final on Sunday, the women finished fifth with a time of 9:02.2.
Carnegie Mellon’s novice four boat of first-years Judith Vogel, Reva Street, Kristin Koslowski, Natalie Weir, and coxswain Elliot Beltzer came off a first place finish in their heat poised for success in the finals, but were disappointed when their race was cancelled due to increasingly horrible weather conditions.
Senior David Rice and junior Adam Suhy finished second in their heat of the men’s pair with a time of 7:39.2, but failed to qualify for Sunday’s final.
The rowing club will be back in action Saturday, April 29, at the Governor’s Cup Regatta in Charleston, W.Va., and Sunday, April 30, at the Car-Du-Pitt in Pittsburgh.
The Carnegie Mellon baseball team fell to Robert Morris University last Saturday 15–6, after Robert Morris hit two grand slams in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the lead. First-year Brian Tabata led the Tartans’ offense with a home run, a single, and three RBIs.Carnegie Mellon baseball plays Robert Morris University again on Thursday.
The men’s lacrosse team suffered a tough defeat against the University of Rochester (10–15) in their last regular season game, played in Rochester on Saturday, April 8.
Carnegie Mellon controlled the first three quarters of the game, going into the fourth quarter leading 9–7, only to give up eight goals and the win during the last 11 minutes of play. Rochester’s defense held the team to five goals in the second half.
The Tartans’ offense was led by senior Alex Knecht, who had three goals and an assist during the game. Sophomore Zach Teeple and junior Chris Broglie each had three points; Teeple had two goals and one assist and Broglie had a goal and two assists.
Sophomore Steven Blair added two goals while senior Troy Cox and junior Rick McMullen each contributed a goal to the Tartans’ total. Senior goaltender Pete LaFave had 13 saves, out of 28 shots on net for the game.
Carnegie Mellon’s lacrosse team finished their regular season 5–3 overall and 4–1 in league play.
This ranks the Carnegie Mellon men 22nd in the country with a bid to the Central Collegiate Lacrosse Association playoffs, an impressive feat for the team’s first year in the United States Lacrosse Men’s Division Intercollegiate Associates. The Tartans will kick off their postseason next weekend (April 28–30) in Grand Rapids, Mich.