Teams: UC Davis vs. No. 5 California
When: Saturday; time to be announced
Where: Port of Sacramento
Did you know? The women’s varsity eight-plus is perfect at home this season. The Aggies have knocked off the Aztecs of San Diego State, Santa Clara and St. Mary’s at the Port of Sacramento this season.
Preview: The Aggies will be taking on one of the nation’s best this weekend, as they hit the water to take on the Golden Bears.
UC Davis most recently competed at the prestigious San Diego Crew Classic. It placed fifth in the Jessup-Whittier Cup Petite Final.
The Jessup-Whittier Cup featured the varsity squads from No. 4 Washington and No. 6 Michigan, among others.
California, meanwhile, knocked off No. 12 Ohio State at the Pacific-10 Conference Challenge last time out. It went 3-0 at the event, with its varsity eight-plus posting an impressive time of 6:39.07.
The weekend’s events should produce quality racing experiences for both crews, as they do not normally race within the same competitive fields. The Aggies have not faced off with the Bears since making the transition to Division I.
Conditions this weekend should be relatively good for racing. Winds of 5 MPH are expected to blow from east to north, causing a slight headwind which should slow the crews down slightly.
– Andrea Gutierrez