No. 9 USC Defeats No. 12 UCLA, 4-3

May 1, 2010

The No. 9 USC women's rowing team remained unbeaten against its crosstown rival, defeating No. 12 UCLA, 4-3, in the annual dual between the two schools on Saturday (May 1) at the Port of Los Angeles.

USC's first varsity eight defeated UCLA's boat for the ninth time without a loss and Troy's varsity four boat also won as the Trojans improved to 9-0 in the all-time series with the Bruins.

In addition to remaining perfect against UCLA, USC also secured valuable points toward winning the Crosstown Gauntlet, the season-long competition between Trojans and Bruins in all sports. Five points were up for grabs for women's rowing. The winning school needs 57.5 points to clinch. USC now leads, 55-42.5.

USC's first varsity eight lineup of cox Dionne Licudine, Ivana Filipovic, Liene Bertasjus, Lenka Vrecnikova, Helen Tinkus, Anna Wierzbowska, Maria Wilgotsson, Iskra Angelova and Ewa Tymoszewska posted a dominant win over UCLA, winning 6:37.37 to 6:47.47, snaring the first three points of the dual. The Trojans' varsity eight, one of the top varsity eights in the nation, has been beaten only one time this year, by highly ranked Virginia.

Troy second varsity eight of cox Jennah Blau, Marlena Adamska, Magda Janicka, Gabriela Zarate-DeMacedo, Jelena Zelenovic, Ewelina Nowak, Anna Janicka, Emily Hacker and Kinga Mikolajczyk was beaten by the Bruins, 6:53.26 to 7:000.92, as UCLA closed to within 3-2 in the meet.

The varsity four was a tight affair, but USC's cox Caroline Trawick, Carin Andersson, Kate McFetridge, Caroline Sederowsky and Andrea Vehovec were able to hold off the Bruins, 7:37.92 to 7:39.01, to claim one more point and clinch the dual.

In the final, race, USC's novice eight of cox Tanya Ouyang, Rachel Moll, Karley Kirk, Barbra Romer, Hannah Bowen, Cailin McLennan, Anne Turner, Andrea Oaxaca and Melanie Grindle fell to UCLA, 7:19.00 to 7:22.40 as the Bruins claimed the final point.

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