GENEVA — There is a time for practice and preparation, and then there is a time to compete. A time to think and a time to act. For many athletes, the greatest anxieties and nerves come not during competition, but in the moments leading up to their trials.
Over the weekend the William Smith rowing team began its fall season with all the expectations and challenges that a new year entails.
At the conclusion of the race, William Smith alumnus Lisa-Murray- Roselli (1988) gave a speech in which she talked of the powerful lessons of confidence and self-esteem that rowing taught her about life.
The Herons hosted the annual Challenge on the Canal on Saturday morning and claimed to two victories in the season’s opening regatta with first place finishes in the varsity eight and the varsity four races.
The racing took place on a calm and smooth Seneca Cayuga Canal until strong head winds challenged many finishing times.
William Smith’s first varsity team consisted of Hannah Baron, Molly Dexter, Emma Falkenstein, Lucy Brancazio, Emma Lubrano, Sara Laferrera, Camila Goclowski, Giulia Acchione and Taryn Wenberg. The team finished with a time of 19:05 to dominate the race.
In the novice eight race and finishing second for William Smith (22:32) behind Rochester were Caroline Putsay, Mackenzie Barrall, Freya Birkas-Dent, Sara King, Hannah Bilton, Scott McClearn, Carolyn Girard, Sofia Schuller, and Emma Bilton.
After a changing of the winds and a rising temperature the varsity fours began their journeys.
William Smith’s A boat consisted of Susan Hurwitz, Dexter, Alexandra Deku, Annie Wertheimer, and Lubrano. The team bested Rochester by 51 seconds with a time of 17:14.
The B team for the Herons with Baron, Hope Lee, Sarah Lewicki, Tori Wissa, and Katie Frohman came in third place (18:37) to top Buffalo, St. John Fisher, and Nazareth.
William Smith will compete again on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Head of the Genesee.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Keuka women’s soccer team earned a decisive victory over Gallaudet on Sunday as the team was on the road in what was North Eastern Athletic Conference match up.
The Wolves (7-3, 6-0) were led by junior Emily McGuigan (3 goals), and Julia Oglesby (1 goal, 1 assist). Scoring their first career goals in the game were Grace Wolf and Katherine Kretchmer.
Jessica Pegg was in the goal for the Wolves and had four saves. Pegg has now not allowed a goal in the last 552:26 of play. Keuka’s Emily McGuigan is now in third place on the career goals list for Keuka with 45.
Keuka will host Lycoming College on Wednesday at the Jephson Community Athletic Complex. The Wolves hold the all-time series advantage but, the team lost to Lycoming 2-0 last season.
CORTLAND — Holly Reynolds, a South Seneca graduate, shot a 178 with rounds of 90 and 88 for a 10th place individual finish for the Keuka.