Women's Rowing
    No. 1 USC and No. 5 UCLA Set to Race in Annual Dual

    Junior All-American stroke Vineta Moca

    April 29, 2013

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    LOS ANGELES - The No. 1-ranked USC women's rowing team will face No. 5 UCLA in the annual crosstown rivalry dual on Saturday, May 4, at Ballona Creek in Marina Del Rey, Calif. The Women of Troy have an undefeated 11-0 mark in the dual and USC's varsity eight has never lost against the Bruins. The teams' varsity four boats will start the day with their race at 7:45 a.m. PT.

    The novice eight will race at 8 a.m., followed by the varsity eight at 8:15 a.m., the second varsity eight at 8:30 a.m., and the varsity four at 8:45 a.m. to conclude the day.

    Currently the NCAA's top-ranked west region boat, the Trojans' varsity eight has never lost to UCLA's top boat at the annual dual. The top Bruin eight boat is ranked third in the region behind USC and Cal. USC's second varsity eight and varsity four boats are each ranked in the region with UCLA in fourth in the 2V8 category and third in the V4 rankings.

    The Trojans are off to a fantastic start to the season. The varsity eight claimed a third straight Jessop-Whittier Cup at the San Diego Crew Classic while the 2V8 won the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy, and the varsity four claimed the Karen Plumleigh Cortney Cup for the second time in USC's program history. The Trojans then won the team title at the Lake Natoma Invitational as the varsity eight remained undefeated in races, this season.

    2013 USC-UCLA Dual
    Ballona Creek | Marina Del Rey, Calif.
    Saturday, May 4

    7:45 a.m.   Second Varsity Four (2V4)
    8:00 a.m.   Novice Eight (N8)
    8:15 a.m.   Varsity Eight (V8)
    8:30 a.m.   Second Varsity Eight (2V8)
    8:45 a.m.   Varsity Four (V4)

    From the USC campus 

    1. Head west on the Santa Monica Freeway (I-10 West)
    2. Take the San Diego Freeway south (I-405 South)
    3. Take the Marina Freeway west (I-90 West)
    4. Continue onto the Marina Expressway
    5. Turn LEFT on Mindanao Way
    6. Turn LEFT on Lincoln Blvd.
    7. Turn RIGHT on Fiji Way
    8. UCLA boathouse is located at the end of Fiji Way

    Varsity Eight = 3 points
    Second Varsity Eight = 2 points
    Varsity Four = 1 point
    Novice Eight = 1 point


      V8 2V8 V4 2V4 N8
    Cox Jennah Blau Kellyn Freire Paige Fernandes Jaclyn Walles Christina Yang
    Stroke Vineta Moca Deirdre Fitzpatrick Kajsa Olsson Hannah Bowen Michelle Popelka
    7 Krisztina Gyimes Rebecca Shaffer Kamali Houston Lauren Liedel Sara Bilimoria
    6 Ivana Filipovic Marlena Adamska Darian DiCianno Katherine Gleadow Bryn Olason
    5 Keret Einaste Jelena Miladinovic Eglit Vosu Elaine Krebs Katherine Plaxe
    4 Madara Strautmane Lindsay Gibson     Nikki Kloss
    3 Jelena Zelenovic Vanessa Tyson     Shelby Penfield
    2 Iskra Angelova Madelyn Walters     Emily Jordan
    Bow Melanie Grindle Elizabeth Turner     Miya Okado