Bearcat Sports Weekly #4

Football (1-3, 0-0 NWC)

Last Week’s Result:
Southern Oregon Slips Past Bearcats, 34-27

Southern Oregon University quarterback Bryan Lee-Lauduski completed 22 of 31 passes for 235 yards and three touchdowns, and Shane Van Zant scored on a 2-yard run with 10:53 remaining in the game, as the visiting Raiders edged past Willamette University, 34-27, on Saturday, Sept. 22 at McCulloch Stadium. The non-conference win improved Southern Oregon of the NAIA to 2-2 on the season. The Bearcats, from NCAA Division III, fell to 1-3.

Willamette took a 27-26 lead on a 9-yard touchdown run by Ryan Whitcomb (So., QB, Oak View, CA/College of the Canyons) on the first play of the fourth quarter, but SOU responded with a 10-play, 52-yard drive that led to Van Zant’s touchdown. WU had two more possessions and kept the ball for 10 plays on the second drive.

The Bearcats started their last drive at the Willamette 16-yard line and gained two first downs to move the ball to the WU 35. A false start penalty cost the ‘Cats five yards, then quarterback Grant Leslie (Jr., Bainbridge Island, WA/Bainbridge HS) gained seven yards. The next two plays resulted in incomplete passes setting up 4th-and-8.

Willamette’s fourth-down play also ended with an incomplete pass, but there was some controversy. The Bearcats felt that James Yamashita (Jr., WR, Walnut Creek, CA/Diablo Valley College) was interfered with on the play and that one or more other receivers were held. The play stood as called and Southern Oregon was able to run out the final 1:30 on the clock.

One of the highlights for Willamette during the game was a 21-yard return for a touchdown by Marcus Ford (Jr., DE, Marina, CA/Monterey JC) on a fumble recovery. Ford’s touchdown with 3:57 left in the first half pulled WU within 14-7, after SOU scored the first two TDs.

After Tim Greenidge scored for the Raiders on a 2-yard pass from Lee-Lauduski with 0:28 to go in the half, the ‘Cats received another special play. Yamashita grabbed the kickoff and raced 89 yards to the end zone. Matt Bicocca (Sr., PK, San Andreas, CA/Calaveras HS) kicked the extra point, as WU cut the lead to 20-14 at halftime.

Up Next for the Bearcats:
Bearcats Host Linfield College in NWC Opener

Willamette will complete its three-game homestand on Saturday, Sept. 29, when the Bearcats host Linfield College in the Northwest Conference opener for both squads. Game time at McCulloch Stadium is set for 3 p.m. (PDT).

Bearcat Notes:

• C.J. Washington (Sr., RB, Spokane, WA/Shadle Park HS) was Willamette’s leading rusher. He finished with 109 yards on 16 carries, an average of 6.8 yards per attempt.
• Ryan Whitcomb (So., QB, Oak View, CA/College of the Canyons) added 57 yards on 10 carries
• Tight end Tony Davis (Sr., Boise, ID/Mountain View HS) caught three passes for 31 yards and Drew Shepherd (So., WR, Park City, UT/Park City HS) recorded two receptions for 34 yards.
• Punter Clinton Moran (Sr., Mission Viejo, CA/Capistrano Valley HS) averaged 42.2 yards on five punts.
• Phil Sweet (Sr., ILB, Albany, OR/West Albany HS) recorded 12 total tackles (7 solo, 5 assists) to lead WU’s defense. Taylor Hermes (Sr., ILB, Keizer, OR/Southern Oregon University) provided 11 tackles .

Volleyball (2-10, 0-4 NWC)

Last Week’s Results:
Whitworth and Whitman Defeat Bearcats, 3-1

Whitworth University held off Willamette University to take a 3-1 victory in a Northwest Conference match on Friday, Sept. 21 at Cone Field House. Whitworth won the first game, 30-18, but the rest of the match was a battle. The Pirates eventually prevailed, 30-18, 28-30, 30-26, 30-27.

Whitworth improved to 7-4 on the season, including 2-1 in the NWC. Willamette fell to 2-9 overall, 0-3 in the NWC. The teams are now 1-1 in head-to-head matches. Willamette defeated the Pirates, 28-30, 30-27, 30-27, 30-26, during the Whitworth Invitational on Sept. 8.

It appeared Willamette would force a fifth game in the rematch, as the Bearcats built a 27-22 lead in Game #4. Whitworth, however, recorded eight consecutive points -- the last seven with Jill Solbrack serving -- to win the game and complete the match.

Later that weekend, Willamette University placed three players in double digits for kills, but Whitman College recorded 14 service aces and 8.0 team total blocks to defeat the Bearcats, 30-26, 30-26, 25-30, 30-21, in a Northwest Conference match at Cone Field House. Whitman evened its record at 6-6, including 2-2 in the NWC. Willamette dropped to 2-10 overall, 0-4 in the NWC.

The Bearcats were led by Kelley Lindstrom (Jr., OH, Banks, OR/Banks HS), with 15 kills. Jessica Durham (Jr., OH, Medford, OR/North Medford HS) provided Willamette with 14 kills and 18 digs, while Julie Stutzman (So., MB, Olympia,WA/Olympia HS) contributed 13 kills, five service aces and four total blocks.

Up Next for the Bearcats:
Bearcats to Travel to George Fox and Lewis & Clark

Willamette will return to action on Friday, Sept. 28 at George Fox University. Match time in Newberg, Ore., is slated for 7 p.m. (PDT). The Bearcats will also play at Lewis & Clark College on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 12 p.m. (PDT).

Bearcat Notes:

Against Whitworth -
• Kelley Lindstrom (Jr., OH, Banks, OR/Banks HS) finished with 22 kills and achieved a .289 hitting percentage.
• Julie Stutzman (So., MB, Olympia, WA/Olympia HS) added 15 kills and hit .333.
• Junior setter Brittany Ashby (Federal Way, WA/Decator HS) supplied 51 assists.
• Edyth Lee-Barnes (So., OH/RS, Corvallis, OR/Corvallis HS) contributed 20 digs.

Against Whitman -
• Brittany Ashby (Federal Way, WA/Decator HS) registered 42 assists and also supplied eight kills, a .350 hitting percentage, 11 digs and three aces.
• Clare Chedester (Jr., LIB/DS, Encinitas, CA/San Dieguito Academy) of Willamette led all players with 22 digs.

Men’s Soccer (2-5-1, 0-4 NWC)

Last Week’s Results:
Bearcats Lose to Whitworth and Whitman Over Weekend

Willamette University outshot Whitman College 10-7 in the first half, but the Bearcats missed on several quality scoring chances and Whitman took a 1-0 lead at the half on Sunday, Sept. 23 at Sparks Field. The Missionaries added two goals in the second half and outshot the Bearcats 8-2 over the final 45 minutes. The 3-0 win improved Whitman to 6-3 on the season, including 3-1 in the Northwest Conference. Willamette dropped to 2-5-1 overall and to 0-4 in the NWC.

The Bearcats, bolstered by strong play from Trevor Jones (Sr., MF, Portland, OR/Grant HS), Casey Dineen (So., MF, Portland, OR/Jesuit HS), Michael Rodrigues (Sr., MF, Beaverton, OR/Southridge HS) and Greg Beasley (Fr., F, Camas, WA/Camas HS), created a few excellent chances to take a 1-0 lead. After Whitman controlled the first 15 minutes, the Bearcats gradually progressed into the attack.

WU managed only two shots in the second half, requiring one save each by Whitman’s starting goalie, Brett Axelrod, and the Missionaries’ backup goalie, Nick McDonald. The game’s final goal was scored by Greg Phillips at 79:17. His shot from 15 yards deflected off a Willamette defender on its way to the net.

The Missionaries outshot Willamette, 15-12 and held an 8-4 advantage in shots on goal. Whitman also achieved two corner kicks, while the Bearcats did not earn a corner kick during the match.

On Saturday, Sept. 22, Whitworth University scored twice in the second half to expand a 1-0 halftime lead, as the Pirates defeated Willamette University, 3-0, in a Northwest Conference men’s soccer game at Sparks Field. Ben Rotert scored the game’s first goal at 7:36 on a header to the lower left corner of the goal. His shot converted a corner kick taken by Keith Kirsch. Neither team scored during the remainder of the half.

The Pirates struck for their second goal at 59:05 on a shot from five yards out by Kirsch. WU goalkeeper Scott Klein (Fr., Coeur d’Alene, ID/Lake City High School) partially deflected the shot, but wasn’t able to record a save. Ryan Powers was credited with an assist on the play.

Matt Friesen provided the Pirates with their third goal at 73:33 on a 6-yard shot to the top right corner of the net. Brent Zahn and Mickey Webb received assists, after setting up the scoring chance.

The Pirates achieved an 18-9 advantage in total shots and ended the game with an 8-4 edge in shots on goal. Whitworth also gained four corner kicks, while allowing two corners to the Bearcats.

Up Next for the Bearcats:
Willamette to Play Nearby Rivals Linfield and Corban

Willamette will return to action on Saturday, Sept. 29, when the Bearcats play at Linfield College. Game time in McMinnville, Ore., is scheduled for 7 p.m. (PDT). On Tuesday, Oct. 2, WU will also play at crosstown rival Corban College. Game time is scheduled for 4 p.m. (PDT).

Bearcat Notes:

• Against Whitworth, WU goalie Scott Klein (Fr., Coeur D’alene, ID/Lake City HS) contributed five saves for Willamette. Klein made four saves in just over 65 minutes of playing time against Whitman. Mark Bennett (So., GK, Salt Lake City, UT/West HS) earned one save in roughly 25 minutes against the Missionaries.

Women’s Soccer (1-4-1, 0-3-1 NWC)

Last Week’s Result:
Willamette and Whitman Battle to 0-0 Tie After Whitworth Defeats Bearcats, 2-1

Willamette University and Whitman College battled for 110 minutes, but neither team could produce a goal, as the Bearcats and the Missionaries tied 0-0 in two overtimes, during a Northwest Conference women’s soccer game at Sparks Field on Sunday, Sept. 23. Kelli Gano (Fr., GK, Portland, OR/Cleveland HS) of Willamette and Courtney Porter of Whitman registered the shutouts.

Willamette’s record moved to 1-4-1 on the season, including 0-3-1 in the NWC. Whitman’s record became 3-3-2 overall, 2-1-1 in the NWC.

The Bearcats achieved an 11-9 edge in shots during regulation, but Whitman claimed a 4-1 edge in shots during the two extra periods, giving the Missionaries a slim 13-12 advantage in shots overall. Both teams had four shots on goal and both goalies made four saves. Whitman concluded the game with a 9-6 lead in corner kicks.

On Saturday, Sept. 22, Whitworth University’s Greta Thibodeau earned an assist in the first half and scored the game-winning goal at 72:56, as the Pirates defeated Willamette University, 2-1, at Sparks Field.

The Pirates scored the game’s first goal 9:11 into the contest. WU goalkeeper Lo Holahan (Jr., Anacortes, WA/Anacortes HS) saved an initial shot by Thibodeau, but couldn’t snag the ball. Whitney Ramsey pounced on the rebound near the right post and tapped the ball into the net.

WU earned an equalizing goal before halftime. Alex Batzer (Fr., MF, Medford,OR/North Medford HS) provided the goal with a quality strike from 15 yards out into the upper right hand corner of the goal. Haley Rosenthal (So., MF, Cheyenne, WY/Cheyenne East HS), who began the scoring play with a corner kick, earned an assist.

The score remained 1-1 until Thibodeau’s goal with just over 17 minutes left. She scored on a shot from five yards out and just to the left of the goal. She placed the ball in the far corner of the net past goalie Kelli Gano (Fr., Portland, OR/Cleveland HS), who entered the game for Willamette at halftime.

Whitworth outshot Willamette 23-8 overall, including 11-3 in shots on goal. The Bearcats and the Pirates each achieved three corner kicks.

Up Next for the Bearcats:
WU Set to Face Lewis & Clark and Linfield

Willamette will play again on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Sparks Field against Lewis & Clark College. The NWC match is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. (PDT). On Sunday, Sept. 30, the Bearcats will battle it out with Linfield College at 5 p.m. (PDT) in McMinnville, Ore.

Bearcat Notes:

• Against Whitworth, Lo Holahan (Jr., Anacortes, WA/Anacortes HS) registered four saves for, while Gano Kelli Gano (Fr., Portland, OR/Cleveland HS) provided five saves.
• Against Whitman, Lauren Miller (Jr., F, Portland, OR/Northwestern State, La.) led Willamette with seven total shots, including three shots on goal.

Men’s & Women’s Cross Country (Men Ranked #14 Tie, Women Ranked #14)

Last Week’s Results:
Platano Finishes Seventh, Velez is 20th, for WU Cross Country Teams at Bear Fete Invitational

Chris Platano led the Willamette University men’s cross country team with a seventh place finish (6th among scorers) at the Bear Fete Invitational, hosted by George Fox University on Saturday, Sept. 22. Platano completed the 8-kilometer course in 26:05.10. The Willamette men’s team took third place in the team standings.

Maya Velez (So., Oakland, CA/Skyline HS) was Willamette’s top finisher in the women’s 6-kilometer race. Velez recorded a time of 24:01.80 and placed 20th overall, 16th among scorers. WU was sixth in the women’s team standings.

Joining Platano in the top twenty finishers for Willamette were Alex Jimenez (Jr., Parkdale, OR/Hood River Valley HS), Nathan Smith (Fr., Colorado Springs, CO/U.S. Air Force Academy) and Austin Knutson (So., Portland, OR/Grant HS). Jimenez earned ninth place (8th among scorers) with a time of 26:20.20. Smith finished 13th (12th among scorers) after clocking in at 26:38.20, while Knutson placed 18th (16th among scorers) with a time of 26:54.40.

The men’s individual champion was Allen Wagner, who ran unattached and concluded the race in 25:26.10. Harrison Wilson of Linfield College was the collegiate leader with a time of 25:46.20. Linfield won the men’s team title with a score of 35. George Fox took second with a score of 65 and Willamette was third at 73.

Velez was one of three Bearcats in the top 30 in the women’s race. Mara Engle (Jr., Bellingham, WA/Bellingham HS) placed 23rd (19th among scorers) and achieved a time of 24:09.10. Tina Patel (Fr., Bend, OR/Summit HS) finished in 28th place (23rd among scorers). Patel’s time was 24:19.30.

Whitman College won the women’s team title with a score of 41. The individual champion in the women’s race was Amanda Phillips from Lewis & Clark College, who ran the course in 21:46.50.

Willamette competed with partial squads for both the men’s and women’s teams at the Bear Fete Invitational.

Up Next for the Bearcats:
Willamette Will Host Charles Bowles Invitational

The Bearcats will host the 33rd Annual Charles Bowles Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 9:30 a.m. (PDT). More than 1,100 collegiate runners and mroe than 200 high school runners are expected to enter the event.

Bearcat Notes:

• The Charles Bowles Invitational is typically one of the largest and most prestigious cross country events on the West Coast each season. Last year, Sarah Zerzan of Willamette won the Women’s 5K Cardinal Race in 17:11.00. Ian Batch led the Bearcats in the Men’s 8K Cardinal Race, as he placed eleventh with a time of 24.54.05.

Men’s Tennis

Last Week’s Results:
MacMillan Falls to Linfield’s Magdoano in Consolation Finals of Wilson/ITA Regional

Eric MacMillan (Sr., Twin Falls, ID/Twin Falls HS) of Willamette University defeated teammate Matt Houser in the semifinals of the singles consolation bracket, before losing to Mark Magdoano of Linfield College in the consolation finals, at the Wilson/ITA Men’s Tennis Small College Regional on Sunday, Sept. 23. The Wilson/ITA Regional was held in McMinnville, Ore., and was hosted by Linfield.

MacMillan, seeded #14, edged past Houser in the semis, 2-6, 6-4, (10-5), by winning a decisive super tie-breaker after splitting the first two sets. Magdoano and MacMillan played a competitive match in the consolation finals, before Magdoano prevailed, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1).

Willamette’s top winner’s bracket performance of the three-day event was provided by the doubles team of Andrew Murakami and Micah Mack (So., Wenatchee, WA/Wenatchee HS), who reached the quarterfinals. Murakami and Mack, seeded #6, lost 8-4 in the quarterfinals on Saturday (Sept. 22) to Matt Solomon and Etienne Moshevich from Whitman College, who were seeded #1.

Up Next for the Bearcats:
Willamette Off Until Start of Spring Season

Willamette has completed its fall competition and will not be in action again until the Spring Season gets underway in early 2008. Last year, WU finished fifth in the NWC regular season standings, advanced to the semfinals of the NWC Tournament and earned a 10-12 overall record.

Bearcat Notes:

• Donovan LeDoux (So., Keizer, OR/McNary HS) defeated James Odan of Pacific Lutheran University, 7-5, 6-3, before falling to Justin Larimore of PLU in the second round of singles. Larimore defeated LeDoux, 6-4, 4-6, (10-5).
• Andrew Murakami edged past Jared Vidano of Pacific Lutheran, 6-3, 2-6 (10-7), as a super tie-breaker was played instead of a third set, but then lost a tight match in the second round to Nadeem Kassam of Whitman. Kassam won 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 10-4.
• Micah Mack fell to Solomon of Whitman, seeded #2, by scores of 6-1 and 6-3 in the second round, after downing Luke Rembold of Linfield, 6-2, 6-3, in the opening round.

Women's Tennis

Up Next for the Bearcats:
Willamette Will Host Wilson/ITA Women’s Tennis Small College Northwest Regional

The Willamette University women’s tennis team is set to host the Wilson/ITA Women’s Tennis Small College Northwest Regional, Friday, Sept. 28 through Sunday, Sept. 30 at the WU Tennis Courts and the Salem Tennis Club. In the event of inclement weather, some or all of the competition may be moved to the Courthouse Tennis Club.

All nine Northwest Conference teams have entries in the Wilson/ITA Regional. A total of 53 athletes are entered in the singles draw and 26 teams are included in the doubles draw. Action begins at 9 a.m. (PDT) all three days.

In singles, Kasey Kuenzli of Linfield College is seeded #1. She is followed by Amalia Nilsson of Lewis & Clark College, who is seeded #2, while Erika Feltus of Pacific Lutheran University is seeded #3. Other seeded players in singles are Lisa Harunaga of Lewis & Clark at #4, Hadley Debree of Whitman at #5, Tiffany Kam (Sr., Pearl City, HI/Punahou School) of Willamette at #6, Kelli Sides of Linfield at #7, Alaine Anderson (Sr., Santa Ana, CA/Foothills HS) of Willamette at #8, Ashley Coats of Pacific Lutheran at #9, Katie Schultz from the University of Puget Sound at #10, Katie Staudinger of Whitworth at #11 and Heather Orr of George Fox University at #12.

The top-seeded doubles team is formed by Sallie Katter and Kuenzli of Linfield. Seeded #2 is the team of Harunaga and Nilsson of Lewis & Clark and seeded #3 is the team of Coats and Feltus of Pacific Lutheran. Other seeded double teams are Kam and Anderson of Willamette at #4, Debree and Kaur of Whitman at #5 and Alyssa Morrison (So., Anacortes, WA/Anacortes HS) and Becca Younger (Jr., Albuquerque, NM/Sandia Prep) at #6.

Winners in singles and doubles at the Wilson/ITA Regional will advance into the ITA National Small College Championships presented by Outback Steakhouse and the United State Tennis Association. The ITA National Small College Championships are set for Oct. 11-14, 2007 in Mobile, Alabama.

Men's Golf

Last Week’s Results:
Bearcats Finish 3rd in NWC Five-Way #1 and #2

Willamette University’s men’s golf team took third place at the Northwest Conference Five-Way #1, hosted by Pacific University at Quail Valley Golf Club on Saturday, Sept. 22. Linfield College won the team title with a score of 309. Pacific finished in second place at 311 and was followed by Willamette at 345. George Fox University and Lewis & Clark University tied for fourth place at 368.

Willamette’s top finisher was Robbie Beard (So., Yankton, SD/Yankton HS), who tied for eighth place at 82 (38-44). Shane Adversalo (So., Honolulu, HI/University Laboratory School) of Willamette recorded a 39 for the final nine holes to share a three-way tie for the third-best score on the back nine. Adversalo concluded the
round with an overall score of 84.

On Monday, Sept. 24, Beard tied for sixth place with a score of 79, and the Willamette University men’s golf team finished third with a score of 352, at the Northwest Conference Five-Way #2, hosted by the Bearcats at Illahe Hills Country Club. Taryn Braseth of Pacific University won medalist honors by shooting a 74, including a 35 on the front nine. A total of 30 golfers competed in the 18-hole event.

Linfield College won the team championship with a score of 307. The Wildcats finished nine strokes in front of Pacific, which took second place at 316. Willamette followed in third at 352, with Lewis & Clark College in fourth at 359 and George Fox University in fifth at 361.

Up Next for the Bearcats:
Bearcats to Compete at NWC Five-Way #3 at Oregon Golf Club

The Bearcats will return to the links on Monday, Oct. 1 at the NWC Five-Way #3, which will be held at the Oregon Golf Club in West Linn, Ore. Lewis & Clark College is hosting the event. Tee time is slated for 10 a.m. (PDT).

Bearcat Notes:

NWC Five-Way #1 -
• Kevin Burfeind (Fr., Kalispell, MT) finished with a score of 89 (44-45).
• Dave Bennett (Sr., Coos Bay, OR/Marshfield HS) registered a score of 90 (44-46).
• Alex Bennett (So., Sammamish, WA) shot a 93 (43-50).

NWC Five-Way #2 -
• Shane Adversalo (So., Honolulu, HI/University Laboratory School) shot an 80 and tied for eighth place.

Women's Golf

Last Week’s Results:
Shahbaz Places Fourth for Bearcats at Pacific University Women’s Five-Way Tournament

Willamette University sophomore golfer Rachel Shahbaz (Portland, OR/St. Mary’s Academiy) earned a fourth place finish at the Pacific University Women’s Five-Way Tournament on Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Quail Valley Golf Course. Willamette placed fourth in the team standings.

Shahbaz achieved a score of 89 during the 18-hole event. She trailed only Brynn Hurdus of Linfield College, who earned medalist honors with an 83, plus Shawnie Dakan of Linfield, who took second at 87, and Tami Park of Pacific, who placed third at 88. Fifth place went to Jasmine Ching of Pacific with a score of 90.

Pacific won the team title at 362. Linfield wassecond with a score of 369, George Fox University took third at 373and Willamette was fourth at 428. Whitney Ueno (Jr., Hilo, HI/Hilo HS), Willamette’s top women’s golfer, is studying abroad this semester and will rejoin the Bearcats in the spring of 2008. Lewis & Clark College did not field a complete team at the Pacific University Women’s Five-Way Tournament.

Shahbaz shot a 47 on the front nine and recorded a 42 on the back nine. Her 42 tied with Hurdus for the lowest score over the final nine holes. Also contributing a score to Willamette’s team total were Ashley Buchheit (Sr., Mount Angel, OR/John F. Kennedy HS), Tanya Schiller (So., South Bend, WA/South Bend HS) and Marianne Ward (Sr., Sierra Madre, CA/La Salle HS). Buchheit finished with a 97, while Schiller and Ward each shot 121.

Up Next for the Bearcats:
Willamette to Travel to McMinnville, Ore. for Linfield College Five-Way on Friday, Sept. 28

Willamette’s next competition is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 28 at the Linfield College Five-Way set for Michelbook Country Club in McMinnville, Ore. Tee time is set for 12 p.m. (PDT).

Women's Rowing

Last Week’s Results:
Willamette Women’s Varsity 4+ Wins Race at Row for the Cure in Portland, Ore.

The women’s varsity 4+ from Willamette University won the Women’s Open/College 4 race at the Race for the Cure, Sunday, Sept. 23 in Portland, Ore. Willamette recorded a time of 20:47.4 for the three-mile course. The Bearcats also raised nearly $700 as a donation toward the Susan B. Komen breast cancer research fund.

Willamette won the race by three minutes, 37.4 seconds. The crew from the Sammamish Rowing Association recorded a time of 24:24.0 and was the only other entry in the Women’s Open/College 4.

The Willamette WV4 was led by coxswain Eliza Edwards (So., Tacoma,WA/Stadium HS). Rowing for the Bearcats were stroke Lauren Schwartz (Sr., Medford, OR/St. Mary’s HS), three-seat Laura Jones (Sr., Boise, ID/Boise HS), two-seat Hilary Andrus (So., Chimacum, WA/Chimacum HS) and bow Julie Vernarsky (So., Enterprise, OR/Enterprise HS). They raced at a steady 28 strokes per minute.

Up Next for the Bearcats:
WU Women’s Varsity 4+ to Travel to Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Mass.

WU’s women’s varsity 4+ will represent the Bearcats at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Mass., on Saturday, Oct 20. The same rowers who competed at the Race for the Cure will row for WU in Boston, with Erica Soma taking over the coxswain duties.