No. 8 UCLA Defeats No. 5 USC in Three out of Five Races

April 28, 2012

Video Recap

San Pedro, Calif. - The No. 8 UCLA women's rowing team was narrowly edged by crosstown rivals USC, falling in the dual meet by just a single point, but managed to defeat the Trojans in three out of five races on Saturday morning. The Bruins' second varsity eight, novice eight and second varsity four crews each scored victories over the Trojans.

UCLA's second varsity eight bested the Trojans by almost a full 10 seconds, crossing the finish line with a time of 7:03.64 while the Trojans finished the race with a time of 7:13.00. The Bruins' varsity four crew was narrowly edged by USC after finishing with a time of 7:53.37. The Trojans varsity four scored a time of 7:52.19. In the last varsity race of the day, UCLA's varsity eight posted a time of 6:46.30 while USC finished the race in 6:43.68 to seal the dual meet victory. Despite the loss, it was a very good performance by the Bruins as they head into the Pac-12 Rowing Championships in a couple of weeks.

The two schools raced a novice eight and a second varsity four race as well. The Bruins' novice eight crew defeated the Trojans by posting a time of 7:16.66, while USC finished the race in 7:51.82. UCLA's second varsity four and novice four squared off against USC's second varsity four to begin the event, as the Bruins' prevailed over the Trojans with a time of 8:15.03 to USC's 8:19.67. The Bruins' novice four finished with a time of 8:42.01.

The Bruins will return to the water in the Pacific Coast and Pac-12 Rowing Championships on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13 in Rancho Cordova, Calif.

UCLA at USC (Saturday, April 28, 2012)

Second Varsity 4+ (8:20 a.m.)
1. UCLA 2V4+ - 8:15.03
2. USC 2V4+ - 8:19.67
3. UCLA N4+ - 8:42.01

Novice 8+ (8:40 a.m.)
1. UCLA - 7:16.66
2. USC - 7:51.82

Varsity 4+ (9:00 a.m.)
1. USC - 7:52.19
2. UCLA - 7:53.37

Second Varsity 8+ (9:20 a.m.)
1. UCLA - 7:03.64
2. USC - 7:13.00

Varsity 8+ (9:40 a.m.)
1. USC - 6:43.68
2. UCLA - 6:46.30

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. San Diego State
Marina del Rey, CA
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Loyola Marymount
Marina del Rey, CA
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. Pac-12 Challenge
Redwood Shores, CA
No Team Scoring
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