Sailing ties down third, final bid for nationals
The Crimson sailing team qualified for nationals April 28-29 with a third-place finish (out of 12 schools) at the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association Team Racing Championship on the Charles. Harvard recorded an 8-5 record in the final three rounds to finish two wins ahead of B.C. for the final qualifying spot. Fellow Ivy Leaguers Dartmouth (11-2) and Yale (9-4) earned the remaining berths.
Harvard’s team of Elyse Dolbec ’08, Clay Johnson ’07, Matthew Knowles ’07, Kyle Kovacs ’08, Kristen Lynch ’07, and Emily Simon ’07 managed to go 4-1 in the initial round-robin group by defeating Tufts, Brown, Coast Guard, and MIT, while falling to Dartmouth. The 48th North American Team Racing Championship will be held at Navy May 27-29.
Crew crowned king of the Charles
Radcliffe heavyweight crew bettered Northeastern with a 9.6-second victory in the varsity eight race to capture the first-ever rowing Beanpot Saturday morning (April 28) on the Charles River. The No. 16 Black and White finished the 2,000-meter course in 6:35.7, while Northeastern crossed the line in 6:45.3, ahead of BU (6:53.5), B.C. (6:53.9), and MIT (7:20)
Overall, Radcliffe won four of six races to reclaim the Allen-DeWolfe Trophy (over BU) and retain the Rowlands Cup (over Northeastern) for the ninth-straight season. Radcliffe will next compete in the Eastern Sprints May 13 in Camden, N.J.
Lax defender nets Ivy player of the week honors
Junior defender Lauren Bobzin has been named defensive player of the week by the Ivy League after totaling 10 ground balls in two games last week for the Harvard women’s lacrosse team.
Bobzin picked up six ground balls, added two draw controls, and caused a pair of turnovers in the Crimson’s 12-6 win against New Hampshire (April 25). The Crimson co-captain added four ground balls in a 17-8 losing effort against Cornell (April 27) to give her a league-high 49 on the season. Her 3.27 ground balls per game is the ninth-highest average in the nation.
Harvard (4-11; 1-5 league) hosted Brown for its final game of the season as the Gazette went to press.