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Rowing: Squad opens spring season

Joe Meixell | Friday, March 28, 2008

The Notre Dame women’s crew team, led by senior captains Allison Marsh, Laura Pearson, and Amanda Polk, will open its 2008 spring season with two challenges – part of the team will head to Palo Alto, Cal. to compete in the Pac-10 Challenge presented by Windmere Real Estate, while the other will head to Grand Rapids, Mich. to compete in the Lubbers Cup.

Notre Dame faces Stanford on Saturday morning, UCLA on Saturday afternoon, and UC Berkeley on Sunday morning. The team has won the women’s trophy the past two years at the Lubber’s Cup, and although they have a reduced squad this year, Coach Stone says they are up to the challenge.

Coach Stone said the team had scrimmaged Northeastern over break, but has a more solid-line up at this point. The team has been training hard, and Stone is expecting a great performance from each member of his squad in its opening weekend.