Bulls win Harvey Cup
It was a successful weekend for the University at Buffalo rowing team as the Bulls captured its sixth straight Harvey Cup. Buffalo swept Eastern Michigan on Friday then won all four races against Dayton Saturday on Tonawanda Creek.
Among the winners was the second varsity eight, which edged Dayton by less than two seconds. Boat members included Emily Glasgow, Danielle Carlino, Sarah Gallagher, Deborah Garth, Hayley Franco, Justine Bottorff, Francisca Strange-Sepulveda, Brittany Davidson and Elizabeth Murphy.
"About four weeks ago Dayton had beaten us in the 2V8 race by about .14 seconds," Buffalo coach Rudy Wieler said. "So for us to come out and knock them out today was exciting because that's what you're always looking for -- progress. I think this regatta indicated that. I'm really proud of the kids, they all did a great job."
The race is named in honor of the late Nan Havey, former associate athletics director and senior women's administrator at UB, who died in 2003 from cancer.
"What [The Harvey Cup] means is, more than the races, it's about remembering Nan. I tell these kids every year who she was so there's a history attached," Wieler said. "I asked the kids in the boat if any of them had won a Harvey Cup, and none of them had, so for them that was a big deal. Whether you win by a lot or a little, the fact of the matter is that the Harvey Cup is ingrained in the history of program."
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Brooke Frey had two hits and drove in two runs while Christine Watson went 2 for 2 with an RBI to help St. Bonaventure (14-12, 4-2 Atlantic 10) complete a sweep of Rhode Island with a 6-5 win at McGraw Jennings Field.
Jen Sanson picked up the win, giving up five runs on nine hits with five strikeouts while Diana Phalon got the save pitching the seventh.