ITHACA, N.Y. – A pair of Varsity 8+ boats competed for Franklin & Marshall's women's rowing team on Saturday afternoon at the Cayuga Duals, hosted by Ithaca College.
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The Diplomats' First Varsity 8+ boat of Kathryn Benedetto (coxswain), Katie Benham (8), Jillian Goss-Holmes (7), Teresa Chappell (6), Sarah Nelson (5), Erin Smith (4), Milly Herz (3), Leah Issokson (2) and Paige Alexander (1) took on Mercyhurst in their opening dual. F&M fell short with a time of 7:45.9, compared to 7:21.8 from Mercyhurst.
Later in the day against William Smith, the Diplomats finished at 8:01.0 while William Smith crossed first at 7:33.5.
The Second Varsity 8+ boat of Dori Coplan (coxswain), Rachel Topper (8), Anna Kohler (7), Helen Nelson (6), Annette Von Jaglinsky (5), Jamie Davidow (4), Margaret Stoner (3), Rebecca McCain (2) and Taylor Baker (1) went 1-1 at the event, topping Ithaca's Third Varsity 8+ boat (8:29.8) with a time of 8:22.0.
F&M fell short of a 2-0 day in its next dual race, crossing the line at 8:33.8, behind Ithaca in first at 7:45.4.
The Diplomats are back in action tomorrow, traveling to Hamilton College to take on the Continentals, as well as Skidmore.