Cougars Place Third at Moody Trophy, Win North Points #4

Cougars SailingCHARLESTON, S.C. - The fourth-ranked College of Charleston coed sailing team placed third at the Moody Trophy hosted by the University of Rhode Island over the weekend in Kingston, R.I.

Eight races were completed in each division on Saturday, but there was no wind to complete sailing on Sunday. The Cougars scored 91 points behind Stanford (61) and Brown (79) in first and second respectively in the 19-team field. It was an improvement for CofC after finishing seventh at the intersectional regatta two years ago.

Senior skipper Juan Maegli (Guatemala City, Guatemala) and sophomore crew Tierney Driscoll (Bayport, N.Y.) combined for a fourth-place finish in A-Division, while senior skipper Chris Banholzer (Hartland, Wis.) and senior crew Brooks Clark (Newport Beach, Calif.) placed second in B-Division with five top 5 finishes in eight races.

CofC also won its third-straight North Points event at the #4 regatta held at UNC Wilmington in Wilmington, N.C. The Cougars topped second-place Georgia Tech and were led to victory by freshman skipper Jake Reynolds (Barrington, R.I.) and freshman crew Katie Dowling (Coronado, Calif.) in A-Division and freshman skipper Kyle Sutter (San Diego, Calif.) and freshman crew Michaela Reynolds (Providence, R.I.) in B-Division.

Meanwhile, the No. 12-ranked CofC women placed fourth in the 16-team field at the Navy Fall Women’s regatta with 348 points behind first-place St. Mary’s College of Maryland (256), second-place Yale (290) and third-place and host Navy (314) in Annapolis, Md. All 16 races in all divisions were completed on Saturday on Annapolis Harbor.

Sophomore skipper Melany Johnson (Berwyn, Pa.) and junior crew Carly Shevitz (Santa Barbara, Calif.) finished ninth in A-Division, while sophomore skipper Kayla Gibson (Houston, Texas) and senior crew Sarah Somes (Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.) won B-Division by a mere one-point victory over St. Mary’s with nine top 5 finishes through 16 races for 83 points. Sophomore Clerc Cooper (New Orleans, La.) also contributed to the women’s team finish with 139 points for eighth in the Laser C-Division.

Up next, the Cougars will compete in the North Points #5 regatta hosted by Georgia Tech on Oct. 13 in Atlanta, Ga., the Captain Hurst Bowl hosted by Dartmouth on Oct. 13-14 in Hanover, N.H., the Navy Fall Intersectional hosted by the U.S. Naval Academy on Oct. 13-14 in Annapolis, Md., and the Yale Women’s Intersectional hosted by Yale on Oct. 13-14 in New London, Conn.


Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

About the Author:

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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