#10 Camels Win Mrs. Hurst Bowl Regatta at Dartmouth

HANOVER, N.H.--The Connecticut College women´s sailing team scored its first major victory of the 2010-2011 season, topping the 19 team field in the Dartmouth Intersectional/Mrs. Hurst Bowl Regatta on Lake Mascoma. The Camels, ranked #10 in the last Sailing World Magazine national poll scored 84 points to secure the win in the Granite State. Yale University placed second with 95 points. Top ranked Boston College was third with 108 points and second ranked Brown University finished fourth with 112 points. Senior skipper Maggie Shea and first year crew Beverly Elmer paved the way to the victory, teaming up to win the B division with a score of 37 points. Sophomore skipper Atlantic Brugman and Katrina Salk scored 47 points en route to a third place showing in the A division. Head Coach Jeff Bresnahan was pleased with the team´s huge win in the early stages of the 2010-2011season. "We were tied with Harvard as we headed into the final two races but we were able to gut out the victory," Bresnahan said. "This was a great way to start the season for us against the top brass." Shea, the senior leader and captain of this group, commended her teammates on a solid effort. "This was an awesome team effort for us to pull out this victory," Shea said. "Everyone contributed for us this weekend." The Connecticut College coed sailing team competed in the Hatch Brown Regatta that was co-hosted by BU and MIT. The Camels placed eighth in the 18 team field with a score of 188 points. St. Marys of Maryland won the regatta with a score of 125 points. Yale University placed second with 131 points and the Big Green of Dartmouth College were third with 145 points. Senior Mike Marshall and Marina Gluckman scored 54 points en route to a fourth place finish in the A division. Senior Wells Bacon and Katie Andril finished ninth in the B division with a score of 60 points.

September 19, 2010

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