March 28, 2004
San Pedro, Calif. - The UCLA women's rowing team competed against USC today at the Port of Los Angeles. The Bruins dropped three of four races to the Women of Troy, with one race ruled a "no contest." USC won the third annaul dual meet by a score of 6-0, earning five points toward the Lexus Gauntlet.
In the Women's Varsity Eight competition, UCLA struggled at the start, dropping six seats in the first 250 meters. The Bruins regrouped, but the 12th ranked USC varsity eight slowly extended their lead. The Women of Troy won the race, approximately 1900 meters, in 6:00.3, just over 10-seconds ahead of the Bruins at 6:10.6. With the victory, USC scored three points for the dual-meet competition.
In the Women's Second Varsity Eight competition, USC came out with an early lead and led by a few seats as they passed the USC Boathouse, approximately 800 meters into the race. UCLA tried to close the gap but fell short, finishing in 6:24.4, 2.7-seconds behind the Women of Troy at 6:21.7. USC scored two more points for the dual-meet competition and now led 5-0.
In a tight race from the start, the Women's Novice Eight competition was ruled a "no contest" due to interference. Within the last 500 meters, USC caught a wake from a motorboat veering off the course, and their oars got caught in netting the motorboat was trailing.
The Women of Troy also won the Women's Varsity Four competition, scoring one more point in the dual-meet competition. The USC A boat finished in 6:58.0, followed by the USC B boat in 7:01.6 and UCLA in 7:21.5
The Bruins fell to Women of Troy in the third annual dual meet by a score of 6-0. USC earned five more points toward the Lexus Gauntlet and currently lead, 55.0-30.0.
The Bruins return to action next weekend as they compete at the San Diego Crew Classic from April 3-4.