#5 Camel Women Win Dartmouth Intersectional
Connecticut College Outlasts Top Ranked Yale to Win Intersectional for 2nd Straight Year
HANOVER, N.H.--The Connecticut College women's sailing team, who are ranked #5 in the Sailing World's college national poll, topped the 20 team field on Lake Mascoma to win the Mrs. Hurst Bowl/Dartmouth Intersectional in Hanover, N.H. The Camels scored 47 points in the two-day intersectional to outlast top-ranked Yale University, who finished with 49 points in second place.
Bowdoin College placed third with a score of 53 points while the third ranked Brown University Bears scored 54 points en route to their fourth place finish.
Junior All-American skipper Atlantic Brugman and Grace Medley placed second in the A division with a score of 20 points. In the B division, Bitsy Whipple and Kim Bolick scored 27 points in a fourth place showing.
Senior Claire Sacco, Aliza Price and Alex Israel contributed to the successful weekend.
Connecticut College head sailing coach Jeff Bresnahan was pleased with the strong start at the team's first major intersectional.
"It's Great to be able to use some freshmen and other key members of the team to go back to Lake Mascoma and win two years in a row," Bresnahan said.
Brugman and Whipple echoed the sentiments of Bresnahan.
"Coming off a very successful 2010-2011 season, this was a great way for us to kick off a new season," the two skippers said. "Even though the conditions were rough, we stayed focused."
The Connecticut College coed sailing team, who is receiving votes in Sailing World college national poll, turned in a strong performance with a 10th place showing in the 18 team field Hatch Brown Regatta hosted by MIT on the Charles River.
The Camels scored 439 points in the two-day regatta. The College of Charleston won the regatta with a score of 297 points. MIT placed second with 334 points while the Hawks of Roger Williams University took third place with a score of 338 points.
Seniors Peter Miller and Marina Gluckman scored 116 points to pace the Camels with a fourth place showing in the B division. In the A division, sophomore skipper Kevin Martland and Elizabeth Wilsterman finished 11th with a score of 158 points.
September 18, 2011