April 13, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. -
The Navy lightweight rowing team split four races with Georgetown on Saturday morning in Washington, D.C. The Mids took both the varsity four and second varsity eight races on the Potomac River, but fell in the freshman eight and varsity eight.
In the final race of the day, the Navy varsity eight started strong, pulling ahead of Georgetown off the starting line. But the Hoyas rebounded in the second half of the race and the two boats raced neck-and-neck toward the finish line. Georgetown wound up clipping the Mids by approximately a half a boat length, 5:35.24-5:36.74.
"We got off to a good start in the varsity event, but we weren't able to push out as much as we needed to," said Navy head coach Steve Perry. "Georgetown was able to capitalize and then beat us at the finish line. We need to work on our racing at the middle part of the race as well as the end."
Georgetown started the day with a win in the freshman eight, defeating Navy, 5:47.49-5:53.79. The Mids' varsity four rebounded by taking the top-two spots in race. Navy's `A' and `B' crews stayed close and were separated by just 1.8 seconds at the finish line. The `B' crew crossed with a time a 6:37.0 and the `A' with a 6:38.8. Georgetown's entry clocked a time of 7:27.
In the second varsity eight race, it was Navy's third varsity crew that pushed across the finish line first. The third varsity recorded the second-fastest time of the day, 5:42.63. Navy's second varsity followed just under four seconds later with a time of 5:46.83. The Hoyas' second varsity came in third with a 5:57.83.
Navy will return to action next Saturday at Harvard.
1. Georgetown 5:47.49
2. Navy 5:53.79
1. Navy B 6:37.0
2. Navy A 6:38.8
3. Georgetown 7:27.0
1. Navy 3V 5:42.63
2. Navy 2V 5:46.83
3. Georgetown 5:57.83
1. Georgetown 5:35.24
2. Navy 5:36.74