Bruin rowers set to host UC Irvine

March 17, 2006

The Bruins will host UC Irvine on Saturday, March 18th in Marina del Rey. Last year's match-up resulted in a Bruin sweep in all events.

UCLA will be entering five boats in the competition including the varsity eight, second varsity eight, varsity four, novice eight and novice four. In the featured varsity eight race, both UCLA's V8 and 2V8 will race against UC Irvine's top boat.

Coming off a strong victory against marina rivals LMU, the Bruins will look to continue their success.

The projected lineups are as follows:
Varsity 8: Liz Pallas-Jacobs (stroke), Elizabeth Herron, Vanessa Teff, Patricia Dudziec, Elizabeth Lee, Alexandra Howard, Erin Rice, Erin Haggerty, Kirsten Potenza (cox).
Second Varsity 8: Jessica Fritz (stroke), Alexis Kalionzes, Leah Wachtel, Vanessa Jansen, Brittany Merchant, Sarah Lombardo, Katja Wanberg, Clara Cartwright, Megan McQuown (cox).
Varsity 4: Lora Batina, Laura Garnett, Maida Habibovic, Victoria Kaso, 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).
Novice 4: Katie Virk, Megan Lightfoot, Jennifer Truong, Michelle Loss, Elizabeth Stephenson (cox).

Schedule of events:
8:45 Men's V8+
9:00 Women's V4+
9:15 Women's N8+
9:30 Men's 2N8+
9:45 Women's N4+ (UCLA time trial)
10:00 Men's V4+
10:15 Women's V8+ (UCLA V and 2V vs. UCI)
10:30 Men's N8+

Looking ahead - The Bruins will take a week off from competition and return to action on April 1-2 when they travel to the San Diego Crew Classic. The crew classic attracts top squads from around the nation and UCLA will look to improve on last year's fourth-place finish in the varsity eight category.

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