Wednesday, November 13

Throughout No. 1 UCLA women's soccer's undefeated season, coach Amanda Cromwell (center) and her coaching staff have implemented several different tactical setups that have helped the team overcome some of the tougher defenses it has faced in the season. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Versatility of offense keeps UCLA women’s soccer at No. 1

No matter how good a team’s defense may be, the reality of sports is if you can’t score, you can’t win. Sometimes, simply finding ways to score is a task easier said than done – especially in games where the opponents decide to make stopping the offense a priority. Read more...

Photo: Throughout No. 1 UCLA women's soccer's undefeated season, coach Amanda Cromwell (center) and her coaching staff have implemented several different tactical setups that have helped the team overcome some of the tougher defenses it has faced in the season. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Throughout No. 1 UCLA women's soccer's undefeated season, coach Amanda Cromwell (center) and her coaching staff have implemented several different tactical setups that have helped the team overcome some of the tougher defenses it has faced in the season. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA's decider against Utah in a game dedicated to breast cancer awareness came courtesy of two players, junior forward Taylor Smith (left) and senior midfielder Sam Mewis (center), whose mothers are both cancer survivors. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA women’s soccer wins game dedicated to breast cancer awareness

For one night, blue and gold didn’t highlight the numbers and names of the players. The players, clad in pink-trimmed uniforms, walked onto Marshall Field in Drake Stadium on Friday night and clinched a 1-0 win against Utah in what was more than just a soccer game. Read more...

Photo: UCLA's decider against Utah in a game dedicated to breast cancer awareness came courtesy of two players, junior forward Taylor Smith (left) and senior midfielder Sam Mewis (center), whose mothers are both cancer survivors. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA's decider against Utah in a game dedicated to breast cancer awareness came courtesy of two players, junior forward Taylor Smith (left) and senior midfielder Sam Mewis (center), whose mothers are both cancer survivors. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior midfielder Sam Mewis said the key to stopping Utah's counterattack on Friday will lie in UCLA being disciplined on defense. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

No. 1 women’s soccer wary of upset against underdogs Utah

One word that could aptly describe the Utah women’s soccer team is ‘underdogs.’ Despite posting an undefeated 7-0-3 record, UCLA’s Friday opponent continues to lie as a sleeper team outside the NSCAA Coaches top 25 poll, ready to spring an upset against higher ranked teams. Read more...

Photo: Senior midfielder Sam Mewis said the key to stopping Utah's counterattack on Friday will lie in UCLA being disciplined on defense. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior midfielder Sam Mewis said the key to stopping Utah's counterattack on Friday will lie in UCLA being disciplined on defense. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Marta Guberna, a fourth-year business economics student, David Román, a fourth-year political science student, and Mireia Dilmé, a third-year business management student (left to right) took classes at UCLA this summer as part of the Global Cities program offered by Pompeu Fabra University. 
(Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

‘Global Cities’ program lets students explore Barcelona and LA

Walking through the streets of Los Angeles for the first time, Marta Guberna, David Román and Mireia Dilmé found a little slice of home. The students from Pompeu Fabra University never met while studying in Barcelona – the highest ranked Spanish University according some university rankings. Read more...

Photo: Marta Guberna, a fourth-year business economics student, David Román, a fourth-year political science student, and Mireia Dilmé, a third-year business management student (left to right) took classes at UCLA this summer as part of the Global Cities program offered by Pompeu Fabra University. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Marta Guberna, a fourth-year business economics student, David Román, a fourth-year political science student, and Mireia Dilmé, a third-year business management student (left to right) took classes at UCLA this summer as part of the Global Cities program offered by Pompeu Fabra University. 
(Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA women's soccer midfielder Sam Mewis is helping her team organize a fundraiser for Soccer Without Borders on Sunday. The charity hopes to empower children in developing nations by providing them with soccer coaching and equipment. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA to host Soccer Without Borders charity event

Every time she walks off a soccer pitch, Sam Mewis rolls down her socks, extracts her shin guards and takes her cleats off. The routine of putting on and taking off her equipment has become hardwired for the senior midfielder, who has been playing soccer almost all her life. Read more...

Photo: UCLA women's soccer midfielder Sam Mewis is helping her team organize a fundraiser for Soccer Without Borders on Sunday. The charity hopes to empower children in developing nations by providing them with soccer coaching and equipment. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA women's soccer midfielder Sam Mewis is helping her team organize a fundraiser for Soccer Without Borders on Sunday. The charity hopes to empower children in developing nations by providing them with soccer coaching and equipment. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


After getting most of her minutes off the bench at the start of her junior year, senior defender Megan Oyster finally received her broke into the starting lineup in a game against Notre Dame. After featuring for a full 90 minutes, Oyster became a key contributor for the Bruins and even created the golden goal that won the team a national championship. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Women’s soccer’s Megan Oyster finds her center through adaptability

It was during a pregame meeting last year, before UCLA’s game at Notre Dame, when Megan Oyster saw something that made her heart skip a beat. Read more...

Photo: After getting most of her minutes off the bench at the start of her junior year, senior defender Megan Oyster finally received her broke into the starting lineup in a game against Notre Dame. After featuring for a full 90 minutes, Oyster became a key contributor for the Bruins and even created the golden goal that won the team a national championship. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

After getting most of her minutes off the bench at the start of her junior year, senior defender Megan Oyster finally received her broke into the starting lineup in a game against Notre Dame. After featuring for a full 90 minutes, Oyster became a key contributor for the Bruins and even created the golden goal that won the team a national championship. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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