Irish perform well in Sacramento, look ahead to ACC/Big Ten Duel
Observer Sports Staff | Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Over the weekend, Notre Dame competed with some elite talent at the Lake Natoma Invitational in Sacramento, headlined by No. 2 California and No. 6 Stanford. The Irish put together two solid days of rowing with a couple of standout performances.
On Saturday, the 2nd Varsity Four of junior Lauren Matchett, senior Kate Trankina, junior Lauren McKee and junior Meredith Swartz defeated Stanford, Sacramento State, and Boston University in Event 10 with an impressive time of 7:24.33. Among other races that morning and afternoon, Notre Dame collected six second place finishes and one fourth place.
The next day, Notre Dame competed in three more races. This time, the 2nd Varsity Eight boat of freshman Mara Bhalla, junior Christine Schindele-Murayama, senior Bailey Amenabar, junior Erin Dolan, senior Bridget Adam, senior Moira Hamilton, junior Elizabeth Walter and sophomore Kelly Fischer led the charge to victory over Gonzaga and UCF with a time of 6:39.32. Additionally, Notre Dame picked up two more second places.
The Irish next travel to Columbus, Ohio for the ACC/Big Ten Duel on Saturday — the penultimate tournament before the ACC Championship.