The Saint Joseph's women's rowing team advanced two boats into the semifinals of the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta after the first day of the event on the Schuylkill River.

The Hawks' Varsity 8 won its heat and will compete in the semifinals at 10 a.m.

The Freshman 8 placed second in its heat to advance to the 7:57 a.m. semifinals.

The Second Varsity 8 finished third in its heat just missing qualifying for the semifinal.

Saturday's finals will be televised live in Philadelphia on 6ABC and can be seen elsewhere on

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Saint Joseph's lineups for those two races are:

VARSITY 8: c- Myra McCann; 8- maura Mahoney; 7- Taylor Biesiada; 6- Amanda McEvoy; 5- Brittany Stokes; 4- Emily Serkes; 3- Maura Daly; 2- Nicola O'Donnell; 1- Alexa Lawson

FRESHMAN 8: c- Nazel Malhani; 8- Ashley Varghese; 7- Colleen Tritt; 6- Emma Callahan; 5- Eileen Welsh; 4- Johnna McGovern; 3- Margot Merrill; 2- Emily Hicken; 1- Sarah Donahue.