The Washington men’s rowing teams won all three of their races Friday at the Henley Royal Regatta in England.

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The Washington men’s rowing teams won all three of their races Friday at the Henley Royal Regatta in England.

The varsity eight won its first-round race in the Ladies’ Plate against Princeton, the coxed four won its first-round matchup in the Prince Albert Challenge Cup over Newcastle, and the coxless four completed the sweep with a second-round win over Yale in the Visitors’ Challenge Cup.

“It’s all about advancing to the next day at Henley,” UW coach Michael Callahan said. “Our guys are focused and have worked hard to get here. I’m really happy for our varsity eight, especially the seniors who have put so much into the program. They got a nice win today over a really good Princeton crew. Our fours have performed nicely.”

The Ladies’ Plate is a race for the top international men’s collegiate and club crews. The Huskies have won the Ladies’ Plate once before, in 1981.

Washington will race in Saturday’s semifinal against Melbourne University, which had a bye.

In the Prince Albert Challenge Cup, UW advances to face Edinburgh in the quarterfinals.

In the Visitors’ Challenge Cup, the Huskies will face Sydney Rowing Club in the semifinals.

Washington State women’s basketball player Lia Galdeira has decided to forego her final season of eligibility and pursue professional opportunities in Europe, the school announced.

Galdeira led the Cougars to their second straight postseason appearance last season as she averaged 20 points, second in the Pac-12 and 25th nationally. She led the Pac-12 and tied for fifth in the country with 105 steals, second-most in WSU history, while also recording 6.1 rebounds and a team-best 83 assists en route to her second straight All-Pac-12 first-team selection.

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Walsh, the sixth seed, never trailed top-seeded Cunningham in the championship.

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