Monday, October 20, 2008

The Non-Basketball Zag Tracks

I'm going to try my best to not mention Gonzaga basketball in this entire blog.  With the season nearly here, it's getting harder and harder not to get swept up in the hype that this year's team comes with.  It is probably the most busy time of the year for Gonzaga athletics as a whole however and TKR is dedicated to "everything Gonzaga" so here it goes.

-- The Gonzaga golf season is well underway and so far it has been touch and go.  The guys traveled across the country to Washington D.C. over the weekend to compete in today and tomorrow's Georgetown Intercollegiate men's golf tournament.  What was supposed to be a 54 hole tournament was shortened to 36 because of some inclement weather on the East coast.  The poor weather did not deter senior Michael Hansen who came out of the gate hot and shot a 1-over par round of 72 today.  His round was good enough to be tied in 8th place in the tournament  

Thanks in large part to Hansen's play, Gonzaga finds themselves in 8th place out of 14 teams.  The tournament will conclude with 18 more holes tomorrow morning.

-- Not much has gone right this season for the Gonzaga women's soccer team.  Just a few years removed from one of their best seasons in history, the ladies have fallen on hard times.  This continued on Sunday as the Zags dropped a heartbreaker to Loyola Marymount.  The game went into double-overtime and saw the Bulldogs fall in a 2-1 loss.  A four game scoreless streak was ended by Christi D'Agostino in the first half but LMU would score the next two goals to down Gonzaga.

The loss drops the ladies to 5-9-2 on the season and are still searching for their first conference win.  They will be touring California this coming week with games at St. Mary's and San Francisco.

-- In other news, the men and women's crew teams will be hosting their annual Alumni Weekend this coming weekend.  The weekend will be filled with plenty of social outings and will conclude with some racing on Sunday.  The crew teams have been some of the more consistent and outstanding teams at Gonzaga for some time and should be poised for another great season in 2008-09.

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