Novice Crews Win Two-Of-Three At Ballona Creek

April 17, 2004

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. - After a two-week hiatus, the USC rowing novice team returned to the water on Saturday, April 17, to compete at a four-team dual hosted by Loyola Marymount at Ballona Creek in Marina del Rey.

The Women of Troy raced a Novice Eight and Novice Four boat. The eights competed twice and the fours once, as USC captured a win in two of the three races.

The first race of the day featured mixed crews as the Trojans' first-year rowers edged out Loyola Marymount's JV Eight boat by more than 16 seconds. USC finished second to Sacramento State's JV Eight in a time of 7:43.6.

USC won both races that only featured novice rowers. The Women of Troy beat out Sacramento State in the Novice Eight as the team's crossed the finish line in 7:41.5 and 7:44.0, respectively.

The Trojans' wrapped up the day with a sweeping finish in the Novice Four race. USC finished an exact 55 seconds (9:20.4) ahead of second-place Chapman (10:15.5), and more than 80 seconds ahead of Loyola Marymount (10:36.6).

LMU/Chapman/Sac State Dual
April 17, 2004
Marina del Rey, Calif. - Ballona Creek

JV/Novice Eight
(1) Sacramento State JV8 - 7:32.4
(2) USC N8 - 7:43.6
(3) Loyola Marymount JV8 - 8:00.0

Novice Eight
(1) USC - 7:41.5
(2) Sacramento State - 7:44.0

USC Novice Eight Lineup: (cox) Lauren Cowan, (8) Anastasia Mazula, (7) Sunday Tsai, (6) Natalie Beglau, (5) Golden Broughton, (4) LaNita Campbell, (3) Laura McDaniel, (2) Jessica Smith, (bow) Lyndsay Price

Novice Four
(1) USC - 9:20.4
(2) Chapman - 10:15.4
(3) Loyola Marymount - 10:36.6

USC Novice Four Lineup: (cox) Anjali Kulkarni, (4) Jessica Shannon, (3) Melissa Masatani, (2) Janelle Colangelo, (bow) Anna Liberovsky

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