No. 8 Bruins Square Off Against Crosstown Rivals USC

April 26, 2012

Los Angeles, Calif. - The eighth-ranked UCLA women's rowing team will travel down to San Pedro, Calif. to take on No. 5 USC on Saturday morning in the annual dual meet between the crosstown rivals.

Saturday's dual meet against the Trojans will mark the final race for the Bruins until the weekend of May 12-13, when the Bruins will compete at the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships and Pac-12 Championships in Rancho Cordova, Calif.

The Bruins will kick off the event by racing their second varsity four and novice four crews against the Trojans' second varsity four beginning at 8:20 am. Then the two schools will race their novice eight boats against each other before the varsity races begin starting with the varsity four crews at 9 am. The second varsity eight crews will square off against one another at 9:20 am before the meet concludes with a race between the varsity eight boats at 9:40 am.

UCLA has enjoyed a stellar 2012 campaign so far, opening up the season with back-to-back dual meet victories over Loyola Marymount and San Diego before heading to the San Diego Crew Classic, where the second varsity eight took home the the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy for winning the second varsity eight grand final. The Bruins continued the momentum from the San Diego Crew Classic by winning all races against Louisville at the SoCal Challenge back on Apr. 14. Earlier this year, the program achieved a No. 3 ranking by the CRCA, the highest ranking the school's history.

Below is a complete listing of times for Saturday's races.

Saturday, Apr. 28: UCLA at USC - San Pedro, Calif.
8:20 am: UCLA Second Varsity 4+/Novice 4+ vs. USC Second Varsity 4+
8:40 am: Novice 8+
9:00 am: Varsity 4+
9:20 am: Second Varsity 8+
9:40 am: Varsity 8+

UCLA's Projected Lineups vs. USC

Varsity 8+: (Stroke) Natalie Pettee, (7) Mariko Snyder, (6) Kat Lauer, (5) Britta Syverson, (4) Erin Wenzel, (3) Nicole Sung-Jereczek, (2) Anastasia Alexander, (1) Kirstin Snook, (Coxswain) Mia Hamano

Second Varsity 8+: (Stroke) Carolina Paini, (7) Alexa Farafontoff, (6) Allison Doran, (5) Hillary Caldwell, (4) Alex Caniglia, (3) Cathy Stolitzka, (2) Jessica McGuire, (1) Deanna Wong, (Coxswain) Ariel Handler

Varsity 4+: (Stroke) Alexis McPhee, (3) Tamar Schaap, (2) Victoria Babson, (1) Erica Lockard, (Coxswain) Chloe Kojima

Second Varsity 4+: (Stroke) Samantha Upton, (3) Emily McLaughlin, (2) Taylor Veit, (1) Jamie Swan, (Coxswain) Justine Brennan

Novice 8+: (Stroke) Kendal Mitchell, (7) Christine Bragg, (6) Kate Miller, (5) Katie Bassak, (4) Olivia Taylor, (3) Victoria Vander Poel, (2) Vanessa Woodward, (1) Emma Murray, (Coxswain) Katie Shurtleff

Novice 4+: (Stroke) Christina Nelson, (3) Sarah Dierksen, (2) Deanna Bembry, (1) Kristy Kayatta, (Coxswain) Maddie Alden

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. San Diego Crew ...
San Diego, CA
No Team Scoring
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Clemson Invitational
Clemson, SC
No Team Scoring
Saturday, Apr 30
at USC
San Pedro, CA
Sunday, May 15
vs. Pac-12 Rowing ...
Gold River, CA