CHARLESTON, S.C. - The College of Charleston sailing team placed third at the Southern New England Team Race hosted by Connecticut College over the weekend in New London, Conn.
The Cougars, who are currently ranked No. 2 in the nation in the latest Sail1Design College Sailing Team Race Rankings, compiled a 7-4 record in the first round on Saturday to move on to the top 6 rotation in the competitive 12-team field regatta which included No. 4 Boston College, No. 5 Stanford, No. 7 Roger Williams, No. 9 Tufts, host No. 12 Connecticut College, No. 13 Navy, No. 8 St. Mary's College of Maryland, No. 15 SUNY Maritime and Washington College.
CofC went 4-1 in the final round to finish a touch behind No. 6 Yale and No. 3 Hobart and William Smith with an 11-5 overall record on Sunday. The Cougars sailed three solid boats comprised of senior All-American skipper Zeke Horowitz (Sarasota, Fla.) and junior crew Cory DeCollibus (Duxbury, Mass.), junior All-American skipper Mac Mace (Newport Beach, Calif.) and senior All-American crew Perry Emsiek (Corona del Mar, Calif.), and junior skipper Ben Spector (Santa Clarita, Calif.) and senior All-American crew Alyssa Aitken (Sandwich, Mass.).
"We did not sail up to our potential on Saturday, but finished strong today giving Yale two of their three races," CofC Head Coach Ward Cromwell said.
Meanwhile, the No. 7-ranked CofC women's team placed seventh out of 17 schools competing in the Dellenbaugh Women's Intersectional hosted by Brown in Providence, R.I.
Senior Corey Hall (St. Petersburg, Fla.) skippered A-Division to an 11th-place finish with junior crew Sarah Scudder (Mamaroneck, N.Y.) in races 1-10 and sophomore crew Carly Shevitz (Santa Barbara, Calif.) in races 11-12, while sophomore Grace Lucas (Little Silver, N.J.) skippered B-Division to eight top 5 finishes in 12 races with junior crew Sarah Somes (Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.) good enough for fourth place.
The Cougars will return to action at the SAISA Spring Coed Championships hosted by Miami (Fla.) on April 7-8 in Miami, Fla.