Sailing Competes Against Top-Ranked Teams Over Weekend

Courtesy of Robert Migliaccio
Courtesy of Robert Migliaccio

THE BASICS:

- Results: 

Lynne Marchiando Team Race – 5th of 15 (13-11 Record)
Dellenbaugh Women's Trophy – 8th of 18 Teams
Boston University Trophy – 8th of 13 Teams

- The Lead: The No. 6 ranked MIT coed sailing team and the No. 19 ranked MIT women's sailing team competed at three regattas this weekend which featured some of the nation's best teams including No. 1 Roger Williams, No. 2 Hobart & William Smith and No. 3 Yale. The Engineers came away with a fifth place finish at the Lynne Marchiando Team Race at home and eighth overall at both the Dellenbaugh Women's Trophy and the Boston University Trophy.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- At the Lynne Marchiando Trophy, the Engineers competed against 15 nationally-ranked teams, including seven of the top-10 programs in the country consisting of No. 1 Roger Williams, No. 2 Hobart & William Smith, No. 4 Connecticut College, No. 7 Boston College, No. 9 Harvard and No. 10 Dartmouth. The No. 6 ranked MIT squad came away with a fifth place finish with a record of 13-11 overall. Seniors Cutter O'Connell (Del Mar, Calif.) and Ty Ingram (White Plains, N.Y.) as well as junior Trevor Long (Hockessin, Del.) served as the skippers, while Julia Cho (Cupertino, Calif.), John Ped (Portland, Ore.), Sameena Shaffeeullah (Danbury, Conn.), Greta Farrell (Huntington, N.Y.), Stephen Duncan (Severna Park, Md.) and Michael Mastrandrea (Webster, N.Y.) served as the crews.

- In the opening round, MIT went 10-5 and defeated Boston University (1-2-4), Bowdoin (1-2-4), Brown (1-2-3), Charleston (1-3-6), Connecticut College (1-2-5), Harvard (1-2-6), Roger Williams (1-2-4), South Florida (1-2-3), Stanford (1-2-6) and Tufts (1-2-5) to qualify for the Gold Top-6 Round. In the Gold Top-6 Round, the Engineers were able to edged Bowdoin (1-4-5) but completed the round with a 1-4 record. In the final Gold Top-6 Round No. 2, MIT came back to beat Boston College (1-4-5) and Roger Williams (1-3-6) to finish the weekend with an overall record of 13-11. Ahead of MIT in the final standings were Boston College (19-5), Yale (18-6), Bowdoin (14-10) and Harvard (14-10).

- At the Dellenbaugh Women's Trophy, the No. 19 Engineers finished eighth overall with 290 points. Ahead of MIT in the team standings was No. 5 Brown, No. 9 Stanford, No. 3 Yale, No. 13 Boston University, No. 2 Charleston, No. 6 George Washington and No. 4 Coast Guard. The A Division vessel was sailed by Annie Hughes (Guilford, Conn.), Tiffany Xi (Foster City, Calif.) and Brooke McGoldrick (Southport, Conn.), while the B Division boat was sailed by Emily Haig (Beach Haven, N.J.), Kalia Pfrang (Suffolk, Va.) and McGoldrick.

- In the A Division, Hughes, Xi and McGoldrick finished tenth with 164 points. Over the 17 rotations sailed, the trio of Engineers crossed the line first twice and in the top-10 nine different times to account for their point total. In the B Division, Haig, Pfrang and McGoldrick finished seventh with 126 points. The B Division trio won one rotation and came away with eight different top-6 finishes to help the Engineers close out the weekend strong.

- At the Boston University Trophy, MIT took home eighth overall in the team standings with 154 points. Ahead of the Engineers was No. 5 Yale, No. 14 Boston University, No. 19 Coast Guard, Rhode Island, Vermont and No. 9 Harvard. The A Division boat was sailed by Thatcher Chamberlin (Camden, Maine), Ryan Hennessey (Washington D.C.) and Isabelle Yen (Palo Alto, Calif.), while the B Division vessel was sailed by John Piotti (Unity, Maine), James Peraire-Bueno (Bedford, Mass.) and Rebecca Nelson (Mebane, N.C.).

- Chamberlin, Hennessey and Yen took sixth place in the A Division with 65 points. In seven of the 11 rotations sailed, the trio crossed the line inside the top-6 including two second place finishes. In the B Division, Piotti, Peraire-Bueno and Nelson registered 89 points for eighth place. Over the 11 rotations, the B Division trio took home three fourth place finishes to highlight their regatta.

UP NEXT:

- Next weekend, MIT travels to Connecticut College for the Fowle Trophy, to Tufts University for the Mystic Lake Invitational and to Yale for the Emily Wick Trophy.

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