Oct. 31, 2013
|Head Of The Hooch|
|Date||Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013|
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The Mustangs travel to Chattanooga, Tenn., on Saturday for their final head race of the 2013-14 season.
A pair of home events highlight the spring schedule, with regattas at White Rock Lake against Creighton (March 15) and Central Oklahoma (April 26). Four regattas are slated between the home appearances, including trips to Austin, Tuscaloosa, Ala., Cherry Hill, N.J., and Tulsa, Okla. The season closes out on May 18 at the inaugural American Athletic Conference Championships in Princeton, N.J.
The freshman 8+ crew has had a pair of strong performances during the Mustangs' fall season. In their 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. Molly O'Connell has been 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.
What's Your Style...
The Mustangs will close out their fall season at the Head of the Hooch. During the fall portion of the schedule, SMU competes in regattas that feature head style racing. Head racing is based on times after staggered starts. There are twists and turns in the race, and is usually three miles long. The spring schedule features sprint racing and features head-to-head match ups. Crews will start together and race side-by-side.