No. 12 UCLA Women's Rowing to Face No. 10 USC on Saturday

April 28, 2010

LOS ANGELES - The No. 12 UCLA women's rowing team takes on crosstown rival No. 10 USC in the two schools' annual dual-meet regatta on Saturday morning. The day's events include two varsity eight races, two varsity four races and one novice eight entry.

UCLA and USC are two of six Pac-10 programs currently ranked among the top-20 in the latest NCAA Division I Team Rankings, as conducted by USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association.

USC will serve as the competition host on Saturday at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, Calif. Saturday's event schedule begins at 8:40 a.m. with the second varsity four race. The novice eight race gets underway at 9 a.m., followed by the varsity four at 9:20 a.m.

UCLA and USC's first and second varsity eight crews will race at 9:40 a.m. and 10 a.m., respectively.

UCLA's varsity eight has fared well in earlier competitions this spring, earning first-place victories against to national programs such as Clemson, Notre Dame, Oregon State and San Diego.

Directions to USC's Boathouse (San Pedro): Take the 110 South and exit C Street. Make a right at the stop sign at Figueroa. Make a left on Harry Bridges. Turn right on Avalon. Make a left on Water Street. Turn right on Yacht Street. The boathouse is located on the left past the fire station.

Itinerary of Saturday's Races
8:40 a.m. - Second Varsity 4+
9:00 a.m. - Novice Eight 8+
9:20 a.m. - Varsity 4+
9:40 a.m. - Second Varsity 8+
10:00 a.m. - Varsity 8+

UCLA's Probable Racing Lineups

Varsity 8+: (stroke) Lauren Counter, (7) Rachel LaBella, (6) Alexandra Bolt, (5) Lynn Hancock, (4) Britta Syverson, (3) Hillary Caldwell, (2) Kristin Fitzmorris, (bow) Anastasia Alexander, (coxswain) Alaizah Koorji

Second Varsity 8+: (stroke) Taylor Vella, (7) Caroline Curson, (6) Jessica McGuire, (5) Anna Musky-Goldwyn, (4) Kaitlin Doering, (3) Alexa Farafontoff, (2) Kirstin Snook, (bow) Erica Lockard, (coxswain) Mia Hamano

Varsity 4+: (stroke) Christina Sprouse, (3) Alexis McPhee, (2) Kathrine Hruska, (bow) Anne Schier, (coxswain) Ariel Handler

Second Varsity 4+ `A': (stroke) Lindsay Pollock, (3) Megan Danley, (2) Anoush Khojikian, (bow) Nadia Basilio, (coxswain) Lisa Erlanger

Second Varsity 4+ `B': (stroke) Jasmine Conrad, (3) Leah Drummond, (2) Jennifer Monacelli, (bow) Chelsea Wolfe, (coxswain) Emily Crowley

Novice 8+: (stroke) Natasha Weidemann, (7) Lauren King, (6) Tamar Schaap, (5) Mariko Snyder, (4) Emily McLaughlin, (3) Lucy Thomas, (2) Kayla Cox, (bow) Monica Harvancik, (coxswain) Alex McEnroe

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