Women's Sailing Takes Fourth at 2018 ICSA National Championship

Women's Sailing Takes Fourth at 2018 ICSA National Championship

THE BASICS:

- Results: 4th of 18 - 265 Points

- Location: Norfolk, Va. (Old Dominion University)

- The Lead: The MIT women's sailing team finished fourth overall at the 2018 Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) National Championship with a total of 265 points. This is the best finish at the National Championship for the women's team since the 2013-14 campaign when the Engineers took fifth place.

Boston College won the team title with 246 points and took the tiebreaker with the College of Charleston, which also registered 246 points for second place. Hobart and William Smith finished third (258 points), MIT was fourth (265) and Coast Guard finished fifth (278). 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- The A Division boat sailed by juniors Annie Hughes (Guilford, Conn.) and Tiffany Xi (Foster City, Calif.) took sixth with 153 points. The duo won rotation 17 and finished inside the top-10 in 12 of 18 races sailed over the past two days. Hughes served as the skipper, while Xi served as the crew.

- In the B Division, senior Greta Farrell (Huntington, N.Y.) and freshman Emily Haig (Beach Haven, N.J.) earned fourth place with 112 points. Farrell and Haig won three rotations (3, 16 & 17) and crossed the line inside the top-8 in 14 of 18 races this week.

- Junior Sarah Caso (Duxbury, Mass.), sophomore Brooke McGoldrick (Southport, Conn.) and freshman Kalia Pfrang (Suffolk, Va.), who did not sail in the Championship Final, were critical members of the team in the Eastern Semifinals and helped the Engineers get into the National Finals for the first time since 2015-16.

UP NEXT: 

- Today's National Final wraps up the season for the women's team, however, the coed sailing team will compete in the National Semifinals beginning on Tuesday, May 29.

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