“Unfortunately, this will be another race without prior practice water time,” said head coach Charlie DiSilvestro. “Physically we’re in great shape and getting faster everyday stuck inside. But we’re excited to get another chance on the water to apply everything we work on. You can’t get the motion synching with your teammates without being on the water. We have done a great job coming together as a family, supporting each other and pulling together as a team.” “Creighton is a tough team and we’re going to have to be sharp from the start since we’re doing just one trip with final races only,” DiSilvestro said. “We’re excited to compete!” Print Friendly Version CARTER LAKE, Iowa – The Drake University rowing team faces Creighton Saturday in the annual spring dual between the longtime rivals. Drake and Creighton will race on Carter Lake officially at 9 a.m. with the first race starting at 9:15 a.m. The lineup of races will proceed in the following order: Drake has still not been able to practice on the water in Des Moines due to a harsh winter and now high water on the Des Moines River. This is the second spring race for the Bulldogs who competed against Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference foes, Jacksonville and Stetson, at the end of their spring break training trip in March to Tuscaloosa, Ala. and DeLand, Fla. 9:15 am – 2V89:30 am – V49:45 am – V810:15 am – 2V4 Creighton and Drake were unable to compete in their annual fall dual in Des Moines due to high water conditions on the Des Moines River.