Page 7 Sidebar — April 12, 2018

Duquesne Women’s Rowing Update —

On April 9, the Duquesne women’s rowing team participated in the Cooper Invite at Cherry Hill, New Jersey, where they faced off against nine D-1 schools. The women had each of their four varsity boats advance to the grand finals.

The Duquesne varsity four boat placed third in their grand final with a time of 8:34.46.

The varsity eight boat and the second varsity eight boat placed fifth in their grand finals. The fourth varsity eight boat was second.

Duquesne Athletics Upcoming Schedule —

— Both the men’s and women’s track & field teams will compete from April 14-15 at the Bucknell Outdoor Classic in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
— The women’s lacrosse team (3-8, 1-3 A-10) faces La Salle (4-8, 0-4 A-10) at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 13, at McCarthy Stadium in Philadelphia, before traveling across Philly to face St. Joseph’s (6-6, 2-2 A-10) at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 15.
— On April 14-15, the women’s rowing team will compete in the Knecht Cup in West Windsor Township, New Jersey.
— At 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, the men’s (9-6) and women’s (11-3) tennis teams face St. Bonaventure at Alpha Tennis and Fitness in Pittsburgh.

Postseason Penguins Briefs —

The Penguins captured Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals with a resounding 7-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on April 11. Sidney Crosby had a hat trick and Matt Murray made 24 saves in the shutout. The other Pens goals came from Malkin, Hagelin, Guentzel and Rust. Guentzel also notched three assists, while Dumoulin added two.

This Week in Sports History…

— On April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron, outfielder for the Atlanta Braves, hit his 715th career home run, breaking Babe Ruth’s record of 714. Aaron would go on to hit 755 home runs in his career, holding the all-time career record until Barry Bonds broke it in 2007.
— On April 10, 1993, the Penguins set the NHL’s all-time consecutive wins record, going 17-0. The 17th game in the streak was a 4-2 win over the New York Rangers in Pittsburgh at the Civic Arena. The streak would end in the regular season finale.

— Raymond Arke