GW plays bridesmaid to UMass

The men’s and women’s crews competed Saturday in the Atlantic 10 Championships in Collingswood, N.J.

The women finished second in what has become a predictable result at the A-10s, while the men picked up a couple of strong finishes.

The women finished behind Massachusetts in total points, which has been the case all four years of the young event. The leaderboard this year changed little from last year’s championship, with UMass earning 49 points and GW 30. The third place teams, Fordham and St. Joseph’s, had 19 each.

Overall, UMass won six of eight women’s finals, while GW did not pick up any wins. In the varsity eight final, GW finished five seconds behind UMass and did the same in the junior varsity eight final. In the lightweight four final, the GW women finished second behind UMass. In the novice four, GW finished fourth.

On the men’s side, GW’s varsity eight finished second, while the novice eight boat finished third.

The women row again this Saturday at Princeton University, while the men host the D.C. Area Championship Sunday on the Potomac River.

-David Holt

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