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Rowing: Irish to face top-ranked Virginia

Observer Staff Report | Friday, April 13, 2012

After nearly three weeks off from competition, the Irish will return to action this weekend when they travel to Charlottesville, Va., for the Virginia Invite.

In their last time out March 25, the Irish claimed six race wins, including a 32-second triumph, against Indiana, Louisville and Purdue in Indianapolis. The day before, Notre Dame dropped a race to Ohio State.

The Virginia Invite features five ranked teams – No. 1 Virginia, No. 14 Cornell, No. 15 Michigan State, No. 18 Clemson and No. 19 Minnesota – along with Northeastern, Pennsylvania and San Diego. The Irish, Huskies and Toreros each received votes in the latest CRCA/US Rowing Coaches poll.

Action begins at 9 a.m. on Lake Monticello in Charlottesville, Va.