MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – The University of Miami women’s rowing team swept all four head-to-head races against UConn Saturday morning.
The Canes came away victorious in both varsity 8 races, the varsity 4 race and the novice 8 race. Miami head coach Andrew Carter was pleased with his team’s performance in their first home regatta of the season.
“I think the racing went pretty well this morning,” Carter said. “It's always nice to walk away having won each race on the day.”
Miami’s success came on a day with less than ideal conditions. Carter was happy to see how his crews handled the challenging weather.
“The 1V8+ raced pretty aggressively and seemed to decide that they were going to handle the conditions by powering through it,” Carter said. “From my perspective, I'm pleased with the tenacity they showed in keeping their foot on the pedal once in front. I think it speaks to a drive to test themselves at every opportunity and that drive is a growing theme in this program.”
“Our lesser experienced crews (V4+ and N8+) are certainly going to benefit from improving under those conditions but I think our 2V8+ could have found some time there, too,” Carter said. “They raced hard but never seemed to get into a rhythm. They're a good crew and an even better one when they do strike a rhythm and I expect we'll see them do that more consistently as the season progresses.”
While the Canes had a successful day on the water, Carter sees room for improvement going forward.
“I think there is still more speed to find for all of our crews and some of them will find that by better handling blustery conditions like they experienced this morning,” Carter said. “It wasn't really testy water conditions, but there was some wind that swirls a bit and can be disruptive on the Miami Beach course.”
RESULTS FOR 03/23/13
Emily Eidelman (coxswain)
Sophie Doughty (coxswain)
Meghan Hamilton (coxswain)
Holly Kogachi (coxswain)
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