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Women's Lights Retain Class of 2006 Cup, Win Home Opener vs. Georgetown
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Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications
Release: 04/21/2012

The Princeton women's lightweight crew stayed perfect in The Class of 2006 Cup series with Georgetown by claiming a tight victory over the Hoyas in the Tigers' home debut Saturday morning.

Racing on Bud Smith Memorial Race Course on Lake Carnegie, the fifth-ranked Princeton varsity eight held off the sixth-ranked Hoyas by 2.3 seconds. Princeton posted a winning time of 6:44.6, while Georgetown placed second in 6:46.9.

The victory is Princeton's first out East, though the young Tigers haven't lost to a team outside of the national top three yet this season. Last weekend, the Tigers fell to No. 2 Wisconsin and No. 3 Bucknell and the Knecht Cup.

Head coach Paul Rassam cited his young roster at the beginning of the season and felt his team could see a dramatic improvement throughout the season. This first dual victory could be the first step to gaining additional confidence and chemistry as the season progresses.

Georgetown did grab a tight 1.4-second win in the second varsity race. The Hoyas finished the 2V showdown in 7:04.1, while the Princeton novice eight took second in 7:05.5.

"You expect tough racing when it comes to these Cup races and that's what we got: two hard-fought races," Rassam said. "Our V8 showed some good aggression to take the win. Our novice eight did a nice job of showing some composure and pulling Georgetown's 2V back throughout the race. Both crews will learn from this experience and we will work on some elements as we prepare for next weekend and the championship races in a few weeks."

Princeton will remain home next weekend for its biggest race of the regular season. The Tigers' most historic rival is Radcliffe, and the fourth-ranked Crimson will be in town next Saturday to compete for the Class of 1999 Cup. The Tigers lead the all-time series 12-2, and they have won each of the last two meetings.

Varsity Eight
Princeton 6:44.6
Georgetown 6:46.9

Second Varsity Eight
Georgetown 7:04.1
Princeton 7:05.5

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