Rowing Regular Season Opens Against Marina Rivals LMU

March 8, 2006

On Saturday, March 11th, the UCLA women's rowing team will open the 2006 regular season against LMU. The Bruins hope to capture the Karen Hock-Hjelm Cup for the fourth consecutive year and secure bragging rights over their marina rivals. The two schools share Ballona Creek for practices throughout the season.

Last year's opening meet against LMU and UCI resulted in a Bruin sweep of all events. The Bruins will be entering five boats in this year's competition: Varsity 8, Second Varsity 8, Varsity 4, Novice 8, and Open 8.

The projected lineups are as follows:
Varsity 8: Liz Pallas-Jacobs (stroke), Jessica Fritz, Vanessa Teff, Patricia Dudziec, Elizabeth Lee, Erin Haggerty, Erin Rice, Leah Wachtel, Kirsten Potenza (cox).
Second Varsity 8: Elizabeth Herron (stroke), Vanessa Jansen, Alexandra Howard, Alexis Kalionzes, Brittany Merchant, Sarah Lombardo, Katja Wanberg, Clara Cartwright, Megan McQuown (cox).
Varsity 4: Victoria Kaso, Lora Batina, Laura Garnett, Maida Habibovic, Chanel Suares (cox).
Novice 8: Meleana Carr (stroke), Jennifer Weber, Candace Ferguson, Kerry Kilduff, Laura Ferretti, Sheerin Salimi, Bree Hemingway, Larisa Pender-Healy, Emily Wachtel (cox).
Open 8: Katie Virk (stroke), Megan Lightfoot, Jennifer Truong, Elise Hubble, Audrey Kuo, Evelyn De Los Santos, Michelle Loss, Bethany Thigpen, Elizabeth Stephenson (cox).

Schedule of Events:
8:30 Women's F/N8
8:45 Women's V4 (UCLA only)
9:00 Men's V8
9:15 Men's F/N8
9:30 Women's 2V8
9:45 Women's V8
10:00 Men's V4

Looking ahead - The Bruins will be hosting UC Irvine next Saturday, March 18.

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