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Bulldogs Fall at Head of the Snake

Oct. 26, 2007

PULLMAN, Wash. - The Gonzaga University women's rowing team fell to Washington State University for the second consecutive week Friday at the Head of the Snake hosted by the Cougars.

In the first flight, the Cougar Varsity 8+ finished the 5,000-meter course in a time of 20:22.49. The Coug Varsity 8+ was followed by the WSU 2nd Varsity 8+ which closed out the course with a time of 20:29.75. The Bulldog Varsity 8+ placed third finishing 13 seconds later with a finish of 20:42.37. The Gonzaga 2nd Varsity 8+ crossed the finish line with a time of 21:04.87.

The Novice 8+ and the 2nd Novice 8+ crews both faced off in the first flight. WSU earned the victory in both races with the Novice 8+ finishing in a time of 22:50.19. Gonzaga closed out the course 31 seconds later at 23:21.48. The WSU 2nd Novice 8+ earned a sizable four-minute victory over the Bulldogs.

Gonzaga earned its lone victory of the race in the 4th Novice 8+ race. The Zags finished the course in 25:40.26., 28 seconds ahead of the Cougars.

The Bulldogs will be in action tomorrow when they participate in the Head of the American hosted by Sacramento State University at Lake Natoma in Sacramento, Calif.

Flight 1:

1. GU MV8, 18:18.02; 2. WSUMV8, 18:22.54; 3. GU MN8A, 18:46.60; 4. GU MN8B, 20.09.97; 5. WSU MN8A, 20:20.09; 6. WSU WV8, 20:22.49; 7. WSU W2V8, 20:29.75; 8. GU WV8, 20:42.37; 9. GU W2V8, 21:04.87; 10. WSU W3V8, 21:06.63; 11. WSU WN8, 22:50.19; 12. GU WN8, 23:21.48; 13. WSU W2N8, 24:06.17; 14. WSU MN8B, 24:46.85; 15. WSU W3N8, 24:56.78; 16. GU W2N8, 28:37.71

Flight 2:

1. GU MJV8, 18:44.06; 2. WSU MJV8, 20:29.34; 3. GU MN8C, 20:40.06; 4. GU W3V8, 21:36.28; 5. WSU W4V8, 21:40.43; 6. WSU WN8, 23:57.64; 7. GU W4N8, 25:40.26; 8. WSU W4N8, 26:08.82; 9. GU W3N8, 27:56.66; 10. WSU MN8C, NO TIME; 11. WSU MN8D, NO TIME