No. 2 Cal Swept by Top-Ranked Washington
April 24, 2010
REDWOOD CITY - In a battle of the nations top two teams, No. 1 Washington swept all four races against No. 2 California Saturday at Redwood Shores. The Huskies retained the Schoch Cup, awarded to the winner of the varsity 8+ race between the two teams.
'We raced well today, but we just faced a crew that was better than us and I tip my hat off to Washington,' said head coach Mike Teti. 'You want to win every race, but I was pleased with our effort; we raced hard. We were four seconds faster than we were last week, but we were up against the best team in the country.'
In the varsity 8+ race for the Schoch Cup, Washington prevailed in a course-record time of 5:31.6 to Cal's 5:35.7. The Golden Bears also fell to the Huskies by four seconds in the second varsity 8+ and the varsity 4+.
'Our second boat raced well too,' Teti said. 'They had been struggling as of late. We raced well in three out of the four races.'
The Huskies were also victorious in the novice 8+, 5:51.8-6:06.7.
'This is a big rivalry, and it was great to see all the support from the parents and alumni today,' Teti said. 'There were a lot of Washington parents and alumni that made the trip, as well, and I'm grateful for the support on both sides. It's a testament to both programs and this regatta.'
The Bears face Stanford in The Big Row next Saturday at Redwood Shores in the regular season finale.
2010 California-Washington Results
1. Washington 5:31.6, 2. California 5:35.7
Cal lineup: Olivier Siegelaar, James Long-Lerno, Calum Wright, Chris Yeager, Nareg Guregian, Spencer Crowley, Samuel Walker, Sean Engel, Cox- Zachary Vlahos
1. Washington 6:42.5, 2. California 6:46.3
1. Washington 5:51.8, 2. California 6:06.7
Cal lineup: Thomas Ehlers, Jonathan Mcgraw-Bentley, Matt Dignan, Isaac Holden, Cameron Klotz, Charles Caron-Marquis, Christopher Caron-Marquis, Cox - Rory Copus