No. 4 USC Heads To Ohio To Take On No. 5 Ohio State and No. 12 Michigan State

April 5, 2006

Days after the fourth-ranked USC women's rowing team received its highest ranking since the husband-and-wife coaching team of Kelly and Zenon Babraj took over in 2002, it will head to Columbus, Ohio, to face off with fifth-ranked Ohio State and No. 12 Michigan State. The Pac-10 Big Ten matchup will take place on the Griggs Reservoir on the Scioto River on Saturday April 8, with the first race kicking off at 9 a.m.

The Trojans matched up with the Buckeyes last April when the Women of Troy were able to capture a point in the Varsity Four before falling 5-1.

USC is coming off of an outstanding performance at the San Diego Crew Classic where the Varsity Eight placed second just 1.5 seconds behind defending national champion California.

This weekend's dual meets will be the first time USC's Varsity Four will have a chance to compete after claiming the Pac-10 Championship last season. The Varsity Four boat has a brand-new look with four members in their first year on the varsity squad. Nicole Fischbach, Cassie Richardson and Amy Sellmyer are joined by freshman coxswain, Lisa Sabalvaro as the newcomers to the Varsity Four boat and are anchored by returning junior Lyndsay Price.

The Women of Troy are planning to race a Varsity Eight, JV Eight, Varsity Four and a second Varsity Four boat this weekend. The Trojans will compete against Ohio State in the morning and Michigan State in the afternoon. The Second Varsity Four will launch at 9:40 a.m., followed by the Varsity Four at 10 a.m., the JV Eight begins at 10:20 and the Varsity Eight will conclude the dual race with the Buckeyes at 10:40 a.m.

Lineups:

Varsity:Cox. Liz O'Neillstroke: Tatiana Boldyreva7. Magda Madziewicz6. Ligita Kaviere5. Dunja Pejcic4. Anna Efremova3. Diana Ivanova2. Simone Manhold1. Megan Biging

2nd Varsity:Cox: Lauren Cowanstroke: Kinga Marciszewska7. Shelley Koskovich6. Laura McDaniel5. Michaellyn Blando,4. Phebe Greenwood3. Jessica Smith2. Robin Hextrum1. Lauren Derby

Varsity Four:Cox: Lisa Salbavarostroke Nicole Fischbach3. Cassie Richardson2. Lyndsay Price1. Amy Sellmyer

2nd Varsity Four:Cox. Denise KobashikawaStroke:Lauren Klak3. Julia McIlvaine2. Courtney Porter1. Cali Munoz.

Schedule

LANE 1 LANE 27:30- coaches and coxswains meeting at launch site.2N89:00 Ohio State Michigan1N89:15 Michigan Ohio State2V49:30 Tennessee Michigan9:40 USC Ohio State1V49:50 Michigan Tennessee10:00 Ohio State USC2V810:10 Tennessee Michigan10:20 USC Ohio State1V810:30 Michigan Tennessee10:40 Ohio State USC

2N81:00 Ohio State Michigan1N81:15 Michigan Ohio State2V41:30 Michigan USC1:40 Ohio State Tennessee1V41:50 USC Michigan2:00 Tennessee Ohio State2V82:10 Michigan USC2:20 Ohio State Tennessee1V82:30 USC Michigan2:40 Tennessee Ohio State

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