Wednesday, September 19


Sophomore Savvy Simo clinched the Pac-12 title for UCLA over USC last weekend with sophomore Madi Yeomans. The Bruins will aim for another title at the NCAA tournament beginning Friday. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Beach volleyball prepares to blow other teams away in NCAA tournament

The Bruins struggled with the wind in last year’s NCAA tournament, but coach Stein Metzger said the team is more prepared than ever. “We’ve spent a lot of time talking about (the wind) to the point where, when it was windy, we would focus more on the wind than the opponent,” Metzger said. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Savvy Simo clinched the Pac-12 title for UCLA over USC last weekend with sophomore Madi Yeomans. The Bruins will aim for another title at the NCAA tournament beginning Friday. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore Savvy Simo clinched the Pac-12 title for UCLA over USC last weekend with sophomore Madi Yeomans. The Bruins will aim for another title at the NCAA tournament beginning Friday. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)


Sophomore Madi Yeomans recently paired with senior Elise Zappia after the injury of junior Zana Muno. The duo won their match against Long Beach State in three sets Thursday. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA beach volleyball shores up winning streak in match against 49ers

Despite recent lineup changes, the Bruins finished the regular season with new records. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball (31-3, 3-0 Pac-12) claimed its 26th consecutive win by defeating No. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Madi Yeomans recently paired with senior Elise Zappia after the injury of junior Zana Muno. The duo won their match against Long Beach State in three sets Thursday. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore Madi Yeomans recently paired with senior Elise Zappia after the injury of junior Zana Muno. The duo won their match against Long Beach State in three sets Thursday. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

After her partner junior Zana Muno suffered an injury Saturday, sophomore Savvy Simo paired with freshman Mac May on Sunday. Simo won three of her four matches in the Bruins' undefeated weekend. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Beach volleyball engraves selves in sands of time with 25th straight win

Despite an injury that shook up the lineup, the Bruins made history. The Bruins have now won 25 straight dual matches, the most in school history. Read more...

Photo: After her partner junior Zana Muno suffered an injury Saturday, sophomore Savvy Simo paired with freshman Mac May on Sunday. Simo won three of her four matches in the Bruins' undefeated weekend. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

After her partner junior Zana Muno suffered an injury Saturday, sophomore Savvy Simo paired with freshman Mac May on Sunday. Simo won three of her four matches in the Bruins' undefeated weekend. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Elise Zappia will play her final home matches at UCLA as the Bruins take on Long Beach State and USC. The senior is currently paired with freshman Mac May this season and plays primarily on court four. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA beach volleyball to host USC, Long Beach State on Senior Day

As the lone senior consistently in the lineup, Elise Zappia will play in front of a home crowd for the last time. “I haven’t really given it much thought,” she said. Read more...

Photo: Elise Zappia will play her final home matches at UCLA as the Bruins take on Long Beach State and USC. The senior is currently paired with freshman Mac May this season and plays primarily on court four. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Elise Zappia will play her final home matches at UCLA as the Bruins take on Long Beach State and USC. The senior is currently paired with freshman Mac May this season and plays primarily on court four. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Megan McNamara and sister Nicole McNamara went undefeated this weekend, helping the Bruins take home four wins in the Pac-12 South Invitational. The duo is the reigning Pac-12 Pair of the Week. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Beach volleyball leaves weekend undefeated yet again, adds to win streak

For the third straight weekend, the Bruins didn’t drop a single match. No. 2 UCLA beach volleyball (18-3) defeated Arizona State (4-10) and No. 15 Arizona (9-7) in 5-0 sweeps Saturday at the Pac-12 South Invitational in Santa Monica. Read more...

Photo: Megan McNamara and sister Nicole McNamara went undefeated this weekend, helping the Bruins take home four wins in the Pac-12 South Invitational. The duo is the reigning Pac-12 Pair of the Week. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Megan McNamara and sister Nicole McNamara went undefeated this weekend, helping the Bruins take home four wins in the Pac-12 South Invitational. The duo is the reigning Pac-12 Pair of the Week. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)