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Toreros Take Charge In Dual With OCC

Feb. 27, 2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -The Toreros took charge of their scrimmage with Orange Coast College this weekend on Mission Bay. Originally schedule to include San Diego State, the Aztecs had a change of plans and were unable to participate, turning the competition into a dual regatta between OCC and USD. The OCC Pirates were no match for the Varsity Toreros with the Varsity and JV Eights taking first and second in all events ahead of both the OCC Varsity and JV line-ups.

The scrimmage consisted of pieces of different lengths (10' down to 2') and various ratings (18sr to open sr), which the Toreros handled with ease.

"This was a good morning of racing for us. It's very useful to have the various stroke rating caps," said Head Coach O'Hara. "It really gives us a chance to see how effective we are with our power-per-stroke, and how much we're `losing in the translation' when we go up to the higher stroke ratings. We have some work to do, but overall, the athletes have a solid grasp of the basics of moving a boat. They are very effective at the low ratings, which is what is most important at this time in the season"

The two teams enjoyed a post-regatta breakfast together, hosted by the Toreros before the Pirates headed back up to Newport Beach. OCC and USD will face each other next at the Berg Cup hosted by OCC on March 25th in Newport Beach.