MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan women's crew team opened the spring season at home hosting Coast Guard. The Varsity 8 boat (Nicole Rizzuto [coxswain], Olivia Pearson, Clara Babbott-Ward, Allison Quintana, Rachelle Flowers, Lydia Paddock, Hannah Xu, Emma Porrazzo and Sarah Osborn) completed the 2,000m course in 7:02.0 to earn first-place, while the Bears were crossed the finish line in 7:33.6.
Wesleyan's second V8 was compiled of Nikki Pallat (coxswain) Monica Rao, Eva Phelps, Sonja Welch, Kai Burton, Eleanor Highleyman, Jemma Blazina, Josephine Roudebush and Sarah Paulson and was also victorious, coming in first with the time of 7:21.3, while Coast Guard recorded a time of 7:47.6.
The Cardinals are back in the water Saturday when they travel to Worcester, Mass. for the McLaughlin Cup.