Hurricanes Take Part in Scrimmage with Yale

Hurricanes Take Part in Scrimmage with Yale

March 15, 2005

CORAL GABLES, <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Fla. The University of Miami rowing squad took part in a scrimmage with perennial rowing power Yale Sunday morning in Sarasota, Fla. <?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>


The scrimmage, an informal practice session rather than a traditional race, saw the crews race four pieces, each just under four minutes in length.


Miami’s varsity eight raced two of Yale’s mixed varsity eights.  The Hurricanes kept contact with the Yale boats for three of the four pieces.


“While we’re obviously not as fast as Yale, I’m pleased with the effort and the competition of the day,” said head coach Debra Morgan. “Our rowers took a lot from their experience scrimmaging the No. 2 team in the country.”


The junior varsity eight, who competed against Miami and Yale’s novice eight, traded pieces with Yale’s novice eight. 


“Once our JV got passed the realization that they had to work awfully hard to get ahead of the Yale freshmen, I think some doors opened in their minds as to how hard they need to be working in practice. We’ll be looking for them to carry over this intensity to their practices. There is a whole new level for them if they go after it, “concluded Morgan.


The Hurricanes return to action when they travel west for the San Diego Crew Classic April 2nd-3rd. Stay tuned to for the latest Miami rowing news and results.



Yale Scrimmage Varsity Lineups


Varsity 8+

Cox- Laura Comeau

8-Ashley Marincsin

7-Sarah Conlon

6-Karen Wiley

5-Deidre Curran

4-Laura Coltman

3-Sarah Stocks

2-Rachel Clausing

1-Yassi Haririnia


Second Varsity 8+

Cox-Jessica Martin

8-Anna Cohen

7-Natasha Lejer

6-Valerie Webb

5-Julie Crane

4-Mackenna Moeller

3-Jackie Heywood

2-Bethany Krawec

1-Taurii Coyne


Varsity 4+

Cox-Megan Leydecker

4-Molly Wilson

3-MacKenzie Dove

2-Jennifer Dunning

1-Marenda Chamberlin



Yale Scrimmage Novice Lineups


Novice Eight

Cox-Stephanie Prochazka

8-Bethany Krawec

7-Meghan White

6-Christin Brennan

5-Julianne Parker

4-Mackenna Moeller

3-Sarah Greyer

2-Charlotte Hillery

1-Michelle Pinon