Friday, November 22

Senior midfielder Sarah Killion's three assists against LMU played a big part in UCLA's 4-1 win. With that performance, Killion also tied the single-game assist record. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff.)

Midfielder Sarah Killion plays pivotal role in UCLA’s 4-1 win over LMU

On the edge of the right corner of the penalty box stood three Bruins: Senior defender Abby Dahlkemper, senior midfielder Sam Mewis and senior defender Megan Oyster, each with a Lion defender in tow. Read more...

Photo: Senior midfielder Sarah Killion's three assists against LMU played a big part in UCLA's 4-1 win. With that performance, Killion also tied the single-game assist record. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff.)

Senior midfielder Sarah Killion's three assists against LMU played a big part in UCLA's 4-1 win. With that performance, Killion also tied the single-game assist record. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff.)

Senior forward Rosie White scored UCLA's first goal through a penalty that resulted from Wake Forest's rough style of play. White was on the receiving end of several hard challenges herself, including one that earned her opponent a yellow card. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Lapse in focus blemishes UCLA women’s soccer’s victory

Scott Chandler watched through the viewfinder of his Nikon as the UCLA women’s team conceded its first goal of the season. The UCLA Athletics photographer and physiological sciences professor’s reaction painted a picture of the magnitude of that one goal: “It’s been a while since that’s happened,” he said. Read more...

Photo: Senior forward Rosie White scored UCLA's first goal through a penalty that resulted from Wake Forest's rough style of play. White was on the receiving end of several hard challenges herself, including one that earned her opponent a yellow card. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior forward Rosie White scored UCLA's first goal through a penalty that resulted from Wake Forest's rough style of play. White was on the receiving end of several hard challenges herself, including one that earned her opponent a yellow card. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Although the Bruins played the weekend's games against Hawai'i and Pepperdine in Honolulu, senior defender Caprice Dydasco's family made the team feel at home by hosting a barbecue on Thursday and showing up to Friday and Sunday's games in UCLA colors. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Women’s soccer gains momentum with two road wins in Hawaii

Palm trees, a tropical climate and pristine sky blue water – those were prominent elements in UCLA women’s soccer’s first road trip of the season to Honolulu, Hawaii. Read more...

Photo: Although the Bruins played the weekend's games against Hawai'i and Pepperdine in Honolulu, senior defender Caprice Dydasco's family made the team feel at home by hosting a barbecue on Thursday and showing up to Friday and Sunday's games in UCLA colors. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Although the Bruins played the weekend's games against Hawai'i and Pepperdine in Honolulu, senior defender Caprice Dydasco's family made the team feel at home by hosting a barbecue on Thursday and showing up to Friday and Sunday's games in UCLA colors. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA's top scorer senior midfielder Sam Mewis said her coach's use of a basketball analogy to explain how to overcome USD's man-marking defense was key to their 2-0 victory over the Toreros. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Shaky offense prevents women’s soccer from having perfect record

There were plenty of narratives in play during Friday’s matchup between No. 1 UCLA and No. 9 University of North Carolina. It was a face off between the 2013 NCAA women’s soccer champions and their 2012 counterparts. Read more...

Photo: UCLA's top scorer senior midfielder Sam Mewis said her coach's use of a basketball analogy to explain how to overcome USD's man-marking defense was key to their 2-0 victory over the Toreros. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA's top scorer senior midfielder Sam Mewis said her coach's use of a basketball analogy to explain how to overcome USD's man-marking defense was key to their 2-0 victory over the Toreros. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior defender Megan Oyster celebrates after scoring the Bruins' first goal of the season with a header off a corner kick. Scoring off set pieces has been a focal point of improvement for the Bruins since they identified that weakness last season. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA women’s soccer finds new ways to score

It took the UCLA women’s soccer team all but 26 minutes into its new season to answer the question: how does a team improve fresh off a championship run? Read more...

Photo: Senior defender Megan Oyster celebrates after scoring the Bruins' first goal of the season with a header off a corner kick. Scoring off set pieces has been a focal point of improvement for the Bruins since they identified that weakness last season. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior defender Megan Oyster celebrates after scoring the Bruins' first goal of the season with a header off a corner kick. Scoring off set pieces has been a focal point of improvement for the Bruins since they identified that weakness last season. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA women's soccer is looking to make history this season by becoming the second program to win back-to-back championships in all 32 years of NCAA division I women's soccer history. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Consecutive championships become goal for UCLA women’s soccer

Jan. 25, 2014 – that was the day the challenge was issued. “One in nine” was the phrase former Bruin goalkeeper Alana Munger used in her farewell speech at the UCLA women’s soccer team banquet to describe the team now that it was in the company of eight other programs that have won a national championship since women’s soccer became a Division I sport in 1982. Read more...

Photo: UCLA women's soccer is looking to make history this season by becoming the second program to win back-to-back championships in all 32 years of NCAA division I women's soccer history. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA women's soccer is looking to make history this season by becoming the second program to win back-to-back championships in all 32 years of NCAA division I women's soccer history. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore forward Darian Jenkins, senior goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland, senior defender Abby Dahlkemper and senior midfielder Sarah Killion (left to right) were all named to a 35-player MAC Hermann Trophy watch list. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff, Daily Bruin file photos)

UCLA women’s soccer scores four MAC Hermann nominations

The preseason hit full stride for the UCLA women’s soccer team last week. The players began their official practices as the No. 1 team in the nation with several players who have also received individual award nominations. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore forward Darian Jenkins, senior goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland, senior defender Abby Dahlkemper and senior midfielder Sarah Killion (left to right) were all named to a 35-player MAC Hermann Trophy watch list. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff, Daily Bruin file photos)

Sophomore forward Darian Jenkins, senior goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland, senior defender Abby Dahlkemper and senior midfielder Sarah Killion (left to right) were all named to a 35-player MAC Hermann Trophy watch list. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff, Daily Bruin file photos)


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