WEST WINDSOR, N.J. (Mercer Lake) – The Bucknell women’s rowing team wrapped up the two-day Knecht Cup on Sunday at Mercer Lake. Five Bison boats competed with four of them making appearances in finals races. The second varsity eight placed fourth in its Grand Final.

Bucknell’s second varsity eight advanced to the semifinals, taking first-place in its heat. The boat advanced to the Grand Final after winning its semifinal section, taking fourth-place, finishing ahead of Miami and Temple.  

The Bison varsity four and varsity eight both reached the Petite Final, finishing in third-place in their respective semifinal heat. The varsity four finished third in the Petite Final, while the varsity eight finished fourth in its Petite Final.

The Bison third varsity eight advanced to the finals after finishing second in its heat. The boat finished seventh in the final race.

Bucknell will host Villanova on Wednesday, April 12, at the Susquehanna River.

Varsity Eight Results
Heat 3 (1-3 plus next 6 fastest times to semifinal) - SATURDAY
1. Temple – 6:52.26
2. Bucknell - 6:54.19
3. North Carolina – 6:59.89
4. Villanova – 7:01.22
5. Fairfield – 7:28.90
6. Loyola – 7:36.59

Semifinal 2 (1-2 to Grand Final, 3-4 to Petite Final, 5-6 to Third Level) – SUNDAY
1. Miami – 6:44.90
2. Radcliffe Lightweight – 6:49.87
3. Bucknell – 6:50.31
4. SMU - 6:52.01
5. Delaware – 6:53.61
6. Connecticut – 6:54.57
7. Washington College – 6:55.41

Petite Final
1. Temple – 6:47.02
2. SMU – 6:47.80
3. North Carolina – 6:49.11
4. Bucknell – 6:49.35
5. Wisconsin Lightweight – 6:52.08
6. Fordham – 6:53.18

Varsity Eight Boat Lineup
Mikaela Schaller (coxswain)
Audra Adams
Helena Yoest
Emily Barlow
Clarissa Hand
Lauren Bell
Stephanie Larkin
Annina Ruggirello
Nicole Vacas

Varsity Four Results
 
Heat 3 (1-4 plus next 5 fastest times to semifinal) - SATURDAY
1. Tulsa – 7:42.08
2. North Carolina – 7:46.50
3. Bucknell – 7:50.30
4. Fairfield – 8:28.38
5. Buffalo – 8:40.28
    Charleston - DNS

Semifinal 2 (1-2 to Grand Final, 3-4 to Petite Final) – SUNDAY
1. Temple – 7:47.16
2. UMass – 7:49.09
3. Bucknell – 7:50.46
4. Connecticut – 7:54.02
5. Fairfield – 8:09.64
6. Miami – 8:12.79
7. Villanova – 8:19.18

Petite Final
1. Boston College – 7:43.85
2. Connecticut – 7:45.05
3. Bucknell – 7:45.54
4. Colgate – 7:48.68
5. Delaware – 7:50.84
6. New Hampshire – 8:05.12

Varsity Four Boat Lineup
Natalie Minella (coxswain)
Megan Mullin
Kim Winter
Allison Mascioli
Olanne Healy

Second Varsity Eight Results
Heat 1 (1-4 plus next 5 fastest times to semifinal) - SUNDAY
1. Bucknell – 7:06.64
2. Wisconsin Lightweight – 7:09.93
3. Fordham – 7:12.56
4. Holy Cross – 7:34.63
5. George Mason – 7:35.53
6. Loyola – 8:00.08
7. Sacred Heart – 8:26.14

Semifinal (1-2 to Grand Final, 3-4 to Petite Final, 5-6 to Third Level Final)
1. Bucknell - 7:01.68

2. Temple – 7:04.56
3. Connecticut – 7:09.76
4. Delaware - 7:10.29
5. Marist – 7:13.62
6. Fairfield – 7:26.10
7, George Mason - 7:31.08

Grand Final
1. Radcliffe Lightweight – 6:56.15
2. Wisconsin Lightweight – 6:57.17
3. Boston College – 6:57.74
4. Bucknell - 6:58.03
5. Miami – 7:00.03
6. Temple – 7:09.95

Second Varsity Eight Boat Lineup
Natalie Minella (coxswain)
Menley Denham
Helena Zatawski
Emily Gabriel
Jenna Walpole
Claire Helmers
Leah Murphy
Elizabeth Wilkey
Caroline Bixby

Third Varsity Eight Results
Heat 1 (1-2 plus next 3 fastest times to Final) - SUNDAY
1. Villanova – 7:22.22
2. Bucknell – 7:27.31
3. Fordham – 7:29.89
4. Fairfield – 7:44.81

Final
1. Boston College – 7:04.35
2. North Carolina – 7:06.32
3. Connecticut – 7:15.02
4. Delaware - 7:19.63
5. Fordham – 7:21.49
6. Villanova – 7:27.45
7. Bucknell – 7:31.67

Third Varsity Eight Boat Lineup
Danni Rothstein (coxswain)
Olivia Chase
Erin Rigney
Sarah Reasbeck
Margo Yancey
Elaney Marcotte
Arianna Baughman
Corinne Bleecker
Rebecca Richardson