STANFORD, Calif. – The No. 4 Stanford women’s rowing team will face No. 9 USC for the second time this season on Saturday at Redwood Shores.
The racing will start at 10:40 a.m. with the varsity eight race. The second varsity eights will go head-to-head at 10:50 a.m. and the varsity four concludes the day’s competition at 11 a.m.
The first time these two Pac-12 schools met was two weeks ago at the Lake Natoma Invitational in Gold River, Calif. At the time the rankings were near reversed as the Trojans held the No. 4 spot and the Cardinal was No. 7 overall.
The varsity four got Stanford off to a good start with a win over USC and Sacramento State. That race set the tone for the afternoon as the Cardinal also won the 2V8 and 1V8 races to sweep the two schools. It also helped propel Stanford through the rest of the weekend as they swept three races against No. 9 Notre Dame and No. 20 USD the following day.
Since the strong racing at the Lake Natoma Invitational, Stanford has had two weeks to prepare for this weekend. Last weekend was the first the team has had off from racing since starting the spring season with the Pac-12 Challenge the last weekend of March.
This weekend’s dual with USC and the Big Row against Cal on Saturday, May 3 will be the final racing action of the regular season for Stanford. They will then have two weeks to get ready for the Pac-12 Chanmpionships on Sunday, May 18 in Sacramento.
10:40 a.m. – Varsity Eight
10:50 a.m. – Second Varsity Eight
11 a.m. – Varsity Four
Race-by-race results will be available on twitter by going to @stanfordrowing. A full recap will be available afterwards on gostanford.com.
The race course is located at the address: 3 Lagoon Drive, Redwood City, CA 94063
From US-101 take the Ralston Ave. exit and head East. The course will be 0.6 miles on the right hand side.
Admission is free of charge.