Defending national champion Washington's men's eight crew won the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta for the second time in three years...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Defending national champion Washington’s men’s eight crew won the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta for the second time in three years Sunday.
The Huskies also finished second to Stanford in men’s fours.
In the men’s eight race, the Huskies finished five seconds ahead of Harvard and 10 seconds ahead of California with a time of 14:37:27. But UW was penalized for hitting a buoy, automatically adding 10 seconds to its time and dropping the Huskies from first to third.
However, coach Michael Callahan appealed the call and the penalty was eventually overturned.
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“It was a tremendous effort all around,” Callahan said. “We rowed fast. It was incredible.”
No. 2 Stanford (18-2, 10-0 Pac-12) beat host Washington State (10-12, 0-10) in five sets 25-14, 25-17, 21-25, 21-25, 15-10 to remain in first place. Rachel Todorovich had 18 kills for the Cougars and Jaicee Harris had 14 kills and 14 digs.
James Moberg had a goal and an assist as Washington won a physical battle at Stanford 2-1. Nate Sackeyfio also scored for the Huskies (10-3-3, 5-0-2 Pac-12), who reached 10 wins for the third straight season.
• Blake Shannon scored in the 71st minute as host Denver beat Seattle University 1-0. Denver (8-4-3, 3-3-1 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) outshot the Redhawks (2-11-1, 0-6-1) 23-4.
Courtney Verloo scored two goals as No. 2 Stanford (14-1-1, 8-0-0 Pac-12) earned a 3-0 home victory over Washington (9-6-2, 2-5-1).
• Ifeoma Onumonu scored two second-half goals to rally No. 18 California (14-3-0, 7-1-0 Pac-12) past Washington State 3-2 in Berkeley. Korynn Blanksma gave the Cougars (9-6-1, 3-4-1) a 2-1 lead at 49:17 with her first career goal. Nicole Setterlund also scored for the Cougars.
• Torri Sitzman scored in the 14th minute as Eastern Washington (6-7-4, 3-3-3 Big Sky) beat host Southern Utah 1-0.Goalkeeper Jamie Walker had six saves.
Cheng-Tsung Pan (3 under) tied for second and Trevor Simsby (1 under) tied for fifth to lead Washington to an eighth-place finish at the U.S. Collegiate Championship in Alpharetta, Ga.
Washington was second at the Stanford Intercollegiate, finishing four strokes behind USC. UW’s SooBin Kim (4 under) finished second on the leaderboard.
Compiled from sports-information reports and other sources.