June 5th, 2012 | Sports

SAILING | Women’s team takes second at nationals

Women's sailing came in second at this weekend's national championship tournament.
Women's sailing came in second at this weekend's national championship tournament. Photo by Heidi Humphrey.

After a rough tournament beginning, the previously third-ranked women’s sailing team took second at the ICSA Women’s National Championship in Austin, Texas., this weekend.

After winning the last of the regatta’s 13 races, the Bulldogs finished just four points behind the winning Boston College Eagles to end their season and win the New England Women’s Trophy.

The Elis were ranked sixth at the end of the first day, but battled their way up in the standings until the very last race on the third day of the tournament. Morgan Kiss ’15 and Urska Kosir ’15, who led Bulldogs to the best B Division tournament rank by 26 points, overtook the Eagles early on to take first place. The Eagles recovered to place fifth and secure the championship win.

The first four teams ended the championships within just 14 points of each other; Boston College (142) and Yale (146) finished ahead of previously No. 9-ranked Rhode Island (150) and previously No. 1-ranked Georgetown (156). Yale also bested three Ivy League competitors in the field of 18: Harvard finished eighth, Brown, ninth and Dartmouth, 12th.

At last year’s championship, the Bulldogs finished fifth.