Thursday, July 19

UCLA upset No. 1 USC, but fell to No. 8 Stanford over the Thanksgiving break. The Bruins earned the No. 14-seed in the NCAA Tournament. (Korbin Placet/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Women’s volleyball digs out USC upset, earns No. 14 seed for NCAAs

The women’s volleyball team seized its final opportunities to impress the NCAA selection committee this past week, as two impressive performances against top-10 opponents helped the Bruins earn the No. Read more...

Photo: UCLA upset No. 1 USC, but fell to No. 8 Stanford over the Thanksgiving break. The Bruins earned the No. 14-seed in the NCAA Tournament. (Korbin Placet/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA upset No. 1 USC, but fell to No. 8 Stanford over the Thanksgiving break. The Bruins earned the No. 14-seed in the NCAA Tournament. (Korbin Placet/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior libero Taylor Formico said that the UCLA women's volleyball team will need use tough serves to get top-ranked USC out of its system. Formico said that that would help the Bruins commit to the block and take out some Trojan hitters. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Women’s volleyball to square off against crosstown rival No. 1 USC

It might not be too easy to tell, but the football players aren’t the only ones with a big game across town this week. Before anything happens at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the women’s volleyball team will make the trip to the Galen Center to take on USC Wednesday. Read more...

Photo: Junior libero Taylor Formico said that the UCLA women's volleyball team will need use tough serves to get top-ranked USC out of its system. Formico said that that would help the Bruins commit to the block and take out some Trojan hitters. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior libero Taylor Formico said that the UCLA women's volleyball team will need use tough serves to get top-ranked USC out of its system. Formico said that that would help the Bruins commit to the block and take out some Trojan hitters. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior middle blockers Claire Felix and Jennie Frager have both found starting roles for the Bruins this year. Coach Michael Sealy said the two help elevate each other's games with their work in practice. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Starting middle blockers improve through competition with each other

On paper, Jennie and Claire were the perfect freshman roommates. They both had the same extracurricular in high school. They both ended up being sociology majors. Read more...

Photo: Junior middle blockers Claire Felix and Jennie Frager have both found starting roles for the Bruins this year. Coach Michael Sealy said the two help elevate each other's games with their work in practice. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior middle blockers Claire Felix and Jennie Frager have both found starting roles for the Bruins this year. Coach Michael Sealy said the two help elevate each other's games with their work in practice. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Outside hitter Reily Buechler started her first game in the last two weeks against Oregon state. The sophomore had 16 kills against the Beavers. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)

Women’s volleyball beats Oregon State, sets sights on NCAA Tournament

Thursday’s loss to Oregon might have cost the women’s volleyball team a chance at the Pac-12 Championship, but UCLA regrouped with a win over Oregon State Sunday, looking to secure a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Read more...

Photo: Outside hitter Reily Buechler started her first game in the last two weeks against Oregon state. The sophomore had 16 kills against the Beavers. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)

Outside hitter Reily Buechler started her first game in the last two weeks against Oregon state. The sophomore had 16 kills against the Beavers. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Kyra Rogers has been an outside hitter for the UCLA women's volleyball team after playing as a middle blocker for all four years of high school. (Max Himmelrich/Daily Bruin)

Women’s volleyball set to meet Oregon with retooled formation

The women’s volleyball team entered its first match against Oregon this season with a fully healthy roster, but left with its starting setter sidelined. Now, as UCLA approaches the teams’ second matchup, its lineup has been retooled. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Kyra Rogers has been an outside hitter for the UCLA women's volleyball team after playing as a middle blocker for all four years of high school. (Max Himmelrich/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Kyra Rogers has been an outside hitter for the UCLA women's volleyball team after playing as a middle blocker for all four years of high school. (Max Himmelrich/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore outside hitter Reily Buechler and the Bruins were tested by the tough blocking of No. 3 Washington on Sunday. Buechler said she initially tried to hit the ball down the line but the Huskies adjusted their blocks to take away the line. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Women’s volleyball falls to Washington’s blocking, serving strategy

After a tough loss that cost No. 9 UCLA a chance at second place in the Pac-12, women’s volleyball coach Michael Sealy broke down No. 3 Washington’s strategy into two simple, but lethal, components. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore outside hitter Reily Buechler and the Bruins were tested by the tough blocking of No. 3 Washington on Sunday. Buechler said she initially tried to hit the ball down the line but the Huskies adjusted their blocks to take away the line. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore outside hitter Reily Buechler and the Bruins were tested by the tough blocking of No. 3 Washington on Sunday. Buechler said she initially tried to hit the ball down the line but the Huskies adjusted their blocks to take away the line. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore outside hitter Reily Buechler led the Bruins in kill with 17 in the 3-1 loss to Washington.  (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Key players fail to fire in women’s volleyball’s loss to Washington

Sunday presented an important opportunity for the women’s volleyball team. After beating Washington State 3-1 on Friday, No. 8 UCLA could have taken sole possession of second place in the Pac-12 with a Sunday victory over No. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore outside hitter Reily Buechler led the Bruins in kill with 17 in the 3-1 loss to Washington. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore outside hitter Reily Buechler led the Bruins in kill with 17 in the 3-1 loss to Washington.  (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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