Loyola Crew Opens Season At Lehigh Scrimmages

Oct. 5, 2008

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The Loyola men's and women's crew teams opened their 2008-2009 campaigns with solid performances at the Lehigh Scrimmages on Saturday.

The men picked up two first-place finished in races, capturing the Varsity Four and Varsity Eight events.

The boat of Devin Marsicovetere, Cody Kishur, Mark Hesse and John Alburger finished in 16:44 to win the Varsity Four race. They defeated Lehigh, which finished in 16:49, and the Loyola `B' boat.

The men's Varsity Eight boat won its event in 14:49, defeating an entry from Franklin and Marshall and three Lehigh boats.

The women started their season with a third-place effort in the Varsity Four race. The boat of Kelly McDermott, Shelia Marsicovetere, Amanda Bernardo and Helen O'Connell finished in 19:26.

Meanwhile, the women's Varsity Eight finished fifth in 18:22.

The Greyhounds will compete next Saturday, October 11, at the Navy Day Regatta on the Schuykill River in Philadelphia.