USC Defeats UCLA in Dual to Extend Undefeated Streak

    May 1, 2017

    MARINA DEL REY, Calif.--The No. 13 USC women’s rowing team defeated UCLA 4-3 in their annual dual meet on Sunday (April 30). This victory over the Bruins extends USC’s winning streak over UCLA to 16-0 all-time.

    “It was a hard day of racing for us,” said USC head coach Zenon Babraj. “The most challenging race for us was the 2V8+ where we had to make a last minute substitution and consequently one of the rowers had to change sides. Despite the difficulties, we were able to win the dual and keep our undefeated record intact, and that was the main goal of the day.”

    The afternoon kicked off with the 3V8+ race. As the Trojans did not enter a boat, the Bruins raced their 3V8 and 4V8 and were automatically awarded one point.

    The USC V4 hit the water and defeated the Bruins with a time of 7:48.5 to tie up the over all dual score at 1-1.

    In the 2V8+ race, UCLA crossed the finish line first with a 7:09.5 time to earn two more points for the Bruin crew.

    With the Trojans now trailing 1-3 to UCLA, placing first in the 1V8+ race was imperative for USC to win the dual. USC won the race with a time of 6:53.1, just 1.4 seconds in front of the Bruins to claim three points and win the dual 4-3.

    For a full set of boatings and times, see below.

    The Women of Troy will now prepare to travel to Gold River, Calif. for the Pac-12 Championships on May 14.

    For more information on USC women's rowing and a complete schedule, please visit, and follow @USCWomensRowing on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

    USC vs. UCLA
    Ballona Creek | Marina del Rey, Calif.
    Sunday, April 30, 2017


    1 6:53.1 USC 1 7:09.5 UCLA 1 7:48.5 USC
    2 6:54.5 UCLA 2 7:17.1 USC 2 7:59.2 UCLA
    USC 1V8 USC 2V8 USC 1V4
    Bow Ida Gørtz Jacobsen Bow Kate Melberg Bow Caroline McMorrow
    2 Sofia Sobotta 2 Lauren Blonien 2 Kendall Sinosky
    3 Nikoline Laidlaw 3 Katie Hubert 3 Kasia Pilch
    4 Sasha Varekova 4 Brooke Downes Stk Krete Koovit
    5 Astrid Steensberg 5 Molly Thorp Cox Chloe Chrysikopoulos
    6 Chloe Brew 6 Lena Schröder    
    7 Radka Novotnikova 7 Sawyer Chenen    
    Stk Athina Angelopoulou Stk Alice Thompson    
    Cox Kaelyn Ibold Cox Madeline Young