HANOVER, N.H - The Dartmouth women's crew team dropped a close race to Cornell, falling to the Big Red by .4 seconds in the battle for the Parent Cup on the Connecticut River on Saturday (April 28).

The marquee first varsity eight race was the closest of the afternoon. The Big Green kept in contact with Cornell throughout the race, but it was the Big Red that pulled out the win at the finish line. Cornell won with a time of 6:24.0, edging the Dartmouth's crew who finished with a time of 6:24.4.  Alabama rounded out the competition with a time of 6:46.0

Cornell also claimed the second varsity eight race and with a time of 6:30.9, ahead of Dartmouth, who claimed second with a time of 6:36.5. The Crimson Tide were third with a time of 6:49.1.

The Big Red also won the varsity four and the second varsity four races with times of 7:23.1 and 7:27.0, respectively. Dartmouth came in second in the varsity four (7:37.1) and the second varsity four (7:36.1).

The Big Green will take some time off to prepare for the 2012 Ivy League Championships held May 13 in Camden, N.J.

First Varsity Eight

1. Cornell - 6:24.0
2. Dartmouth -6:24.4
3. Alabama - 6:46.0

Second Varsity Eight
1. Cornell - 6:30.9
2. Dartmouth - 6:36.5
3. Alabama - 6:49.1

First Varsity Four
1. Cornell - 7:23.1
2. Dartmouth - 7:37.1
3. Alabama - 7:49.2

 Second Varsity Four
1. Cornell - 7:27.0
2. Dartmouth - 7:36.1

Dartmouth Lineups
First Varsity Eight+:
Cox: Sarah Kler, Stroke: Anna Harty, 7-Hayley Daniell, 6-Juliet Hollingsworth, 5-Lilly Maguire, 4-Jamie Chapman, 3-Louisa Harrison, 2-Sarah Rutter, 1-Sarah Cohan

Second Varsity Eight +: Cox: Carly Rauh, Stroke: Hannah Jetson, 7- Kelly Kennedy, 6-Mary Reckford, 5-Ellen Sandmeyer 4-Maya Schechter, 3-Abby Thornburg 2-Margo Cox, 1-Annie Gardner.

First Varsity Four +: Cox: Bianca Jackson, Stroke: Lilly Fleishmann, 3-Gianna Guarino 2-Emily Jordan, 1-Heather Oudheusden

Second Varsity Four+: Cox: Gabrielle Mezochow, Stroke: Rebecca Gollub, 3-Tory Wallace, 2-Molly Leen, 1-Lisa Luo