April 30, 2006
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross women's rowing team finished last in a field of five teams in the Patriot League Championship at Lake Quinsigamond on Sunday morning. Bucknell took the overall title with a total of 28 points.
The Bucknell women's varsity eight boat won Boat-of-the-Year honors as they won the last and deciding competition of the championship. Head women's coach Steve Kish of Bucknell was named Coach-of-the-Year as voted by his fellow Patriot League head coaches.
Navy, the 2005 champions, was the runner-up of the competition with an overall total of 26 points. Colgate took third place with 18 points and Lehigh finished fourth with 11 points. Holy cross rounded out the field with seven points overall.
The varsity four race was the first of the morning and Bucknell was victorious in a time of 7:38.60, gaining 5 points. The Bison edged the Mids (7:41.57) by just under three seconds. Colgate took third place in a time of 7:52.12. Holy Cross finished fourth in the race with a time of 7:54.46. Lehigh placed fifth in 8:13.37.
In the second varsity eight competition, Navy came away with a win in a time of 6:46.36 to beat out Bucknell (6:47.84). The Mids picked up 10 points with the victory and the Bison gained 8 points. Colgate took third and Lehigh placed fourth. The Crusaders finished fifth in the race with a time of 7:17.06.
The varsity eight races was the last of the day and Bucknell took first overall with a time of 6:39.10. Navy was the runner up with a time of 6:41.56. The Bison took 15 points in the deciding race and the Mids gained 12 points. Holy Cross finished fifth in the race with a final time of 6:54.11.
Next up for the Crusader women will be the ECAC Cup on Saturday May 6 at Lake Quinsigamond. Events will begin at 8:00 a.m.