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Roundup: Crew and rowing have successful weekends

The No. 12 Boston University men’s crew team took home the Lusins Cup for the third time in four years during its final race on the Charles River of the season. The Terriers competed against No. 14. Columbia University and No. 13 Syracuse University on Saturday.

The Terriers took home the Lusins Cup during the Varsity Eight race, which was coxed by senior Bobby McGee and stroked by sophomore Moritz Franz. During the race, the Terriers battled for the Conlan Cup, which they have not won since the 2004-05 season.

After a slow start, the Terriers overcame Columbia, but could not beat out Syracuse. Syracuse went on to win by 1.1 seconds, coming in at a time of 6:01.7. The Terriers defeated Columbia and consequently won the Lusins Cup, finishing seven seconds sooner than the Lions.

The Terriers took first during the Freshman Eight in a race against Columbia and Syracuse. BU was coxed by Lauren Harvey and stroked by Kevin Jones. The Terriers won with a time of 6:17.9, almost seven seconds faster than second-place Syracuse. Columbia came in third with a time of 6:25.1.

The women’s rowing team also found success this weekend, as the Terriers took home four wins after facing Saint Joseph’s University and the United States Naval Academy in a meet in Philadelphia on Saturday.

The race was the first time BU, which ranks fifth in the latest NCAA New England Regional Poll, faced St. Joseph’s.

The Terriers took first in the Varsity Eight, the Varsity Four, the Third Varsity Eight and the Freshman Four.

BU’s largest margin of victory came during the Third Varsity Eight where BU, coxed by freshman Katie Scott and stroked by freshman Carol Chase Peterson, defeated Navy by 19.31 seconds.

The only race the Terriers did not win was the Second Varsity Eight, which they lost to Navy by slightly more than a second.

 

Men’s tennis

 

The BU men’s tennis team fell to the United States Military Academy, 5-2, in its final meet of the regular season.

The Terriers (5-13) took one singles match and two doubles matches during the loss. Freshman Emilio Teran led the way for BU, as Teran took home both a singles and a doubles victory. Teran teamed up with sophomore Jesse Frieder in the doubles match.

Junior Josh Freidman later had to retire from the No. 1 singles match after injuring himself in the first set.

Friedman and senior Michael Kopelman also won a doubles match.

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