March 28, 2014
The Mustangs close out March at Kansas where they will see Kansas, Kansas State and Drake on March 29. A trip to Alabama on April 5 features both the Crimson Tide and Eastern Michigan, and the Knecht follows April 12-13. SMU travels to Tulsa for a battle with the Golden Hurricane for the Lawless Cup on April 19, and the regular season closes out at home when the Ponies host Central Oklahoma on April 26. The American Championship is slated for May 18 in Princeton, N.J.
The freshman 8+ crew had a trio of strong performances during the Mustangs' fall season. In its first career race, the group finished first at the Head of the Oklahoma. The crew followed that up with a repeat championship performance at the Head of the Colorado. In the final event of the fall season, the group garnered a third place finish out of 47 at the Head of the Hooch. Molly O'Connell was in the coxswain position in both races, while the group's consisted of Savannah Moody, Lindsay Heyman, Sydney Severson, Mackenzie Daly, Katrina Kerrigan, Meghan Klein, Brittany Courteau, Julia Neppl, Sydney Crews and Amanda Esposito.
Along with the victory in the freshman 8+, SMU earned three other top spots at the Head of the Colorado. The open double pair of Lauren Moore and Chantelle Conley, the novice 4+ crew of Lindsay Heyman, Savannah Moody, Sydney Crews, Amanda Esposito and Maggie Jones and the varsity 4+ team of Moore, Conley, Loni Albrecht, Miranda Zsigmond and Stephanie Gentile all placed first.
Last Time Out...
DALLAS (SMU) -The SMU rowing team swept Creighton and Canisius at the SMU Invite held at White Rock Lake on Friday and Saturday. The sweep marked the first two events of the spring season for the Mustangs.
The Ponies kicked off the invite on Friday evening when they hosted Creighton and swept Varsity 8, Varsity 4 and Novice 8 events. The first Varsity 8 crew of Savannah Moody, Lindsay Heyman, Allison Buchanan, Mackenzie Daly, Loni Albrecht, Chantelle Conley, Sydney Severson, Lauren Moore and Molly O'Connell clocked in at 7:02.40 to edge out CU at 7:07.
The second Varsity 8 crew finished in a time of 7:10.38, while the Novice 8 crew finished in 7:42.65. SMU's Varsity 4 crew of Nikole Metz, Hanna Axene, Meghan Klein, Brittany Courteau and Amanda Esposito earned the victory in 8:03.37.
On Saturday, SMU completed the sweep with three victories over Canisius. The first Varsity 8 group from Friday evening returned with a 7:02.12 finish, and the second Varsity 8 crew clocked in at 7:10.73. In the final event of the weekend, both the Mustangs' Varsity 4 crew and Novice 4 crew crossed ahead of CC with times of 7:51.35 and 8:18.10, respectively.