Friday, July 20

Junior outside hitter Jordan Anderson has been the key offensive player for the UCLA women's volleyball team. She continues to outpace her teammates in kills, with 100 more than the next highest player. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Women’s volleyball relies on Jordan Anderson’s health

As Jordan Anderson goes, so go the Bruins. Normally that’s fine for the women’s volleyball team, but it could be problematic if the junior outside hitter isn’t 100 percent healthy. Read more...

Photo: Junior outside hitter Jordan Anderson has been the key offensive player for the UCLA women's volleyball team. She continues to outpace her teammates in kills, with 100 more than the next highest player. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior outside hitter Jordan Anderson has been the key offensive player for the UCLA women's volleyball team. She continues to outpace her teammates in kills, with 100 more than the next highest player. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore outside hitter Reily Buechler said freshman Zana Muno was pivotal in the Bruins win over the Ducks. Muno had 48 assists in the match. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman setter steps in for injured starter, catalyzes wins in Oregon

All season long, coach Michael Sealy had the luxury of choosing between two capable starting setters. In the first set of this weekend’s road trip, the women’s volleyball coach lost that luxury, as redshirt sophomore setter Ryann Chandler was hit in the face with the ball on defense against Oregon. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore outside hitter Reily Buechler said freshman Zana Muno was pivotal in the Bruins win over the Ducks. Muno had 48 assists in the match. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore outside hitter Reily Buechler said freshman Zana Muno was pivotal in the Bruins win over the Ducks. Muno had 48 assists in the match. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore Reily Buechler led the Bruins to a pair of wins last weekend with 28 total kills. The outside hitter garnered multiple player of the week honors. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sophomore outside hitter named ESPNW Volleyball Player of the Week

After Reily Buechler led her team to two wins this week, the sophomore outside hitter earned just as many awards. Following straight-set wins over Arizona and Arizona State, Buechler was named the ESPNW Volleyball Player of the Week, a national recognition, in addition to winning UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honors. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Reily Buechler led the Bruins to a pair of wins last weekend with 28 total kills. The outside hitter garnered multiple player of the week honors. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sophomore Reily Buechler led the Bruins to a pair of wins last weekend with 28 total kills. The outside hitter garnered multiple player of the week honors. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA women's volleyball takes on two top-15 Arizona teams this weekend. Redshirt sophomore setter Ryann Chandler leads the Bruins in assists with 327, averaging 9.26 per set. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Women’s volleyball looks to dig out upset against Arizona State

There haven’t been many surprises this year for UCLA women’s volleyball. Since conference play began, every match has ended with the higher-ranked team winning, meaning the Bruins have yet to pull off an upset. Read more...

Photo: UCLA women's volleyball takes on two top-15 Arizona teams this weekend. Redshirt sophomore setter Ryann Chandler leads the Bruins in assists with 327, averaging 9.26 per set. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA women's volleyball takes on two top-15 Arizona teams this weekend. Redshirt sophomore setter Ryann Chandler leads the Bruins in assists with 327, averaging 9.26 per set. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA women's volleyball coach Michael Sealy said that he thinks there's a collective of leaders on this year's team. He named seniors Rachel Inouye and Karly Drolson, and junior Taylor Formico as a trio of players who are "setting a standard." (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Women’s volleyball looks to fill leadership void in upcoming matches

A team leader can raise a team up, and push that team to over-preform and outplay teams that are better on paper. As UCLA women’s volleyball gets deeper into conference play, the team is still looking for its leader. Read more...

Photo: UCLA women's volleyball coach Michael Sealy said that he thinks there's a collective of leaders on this year's team. He named seniors Rachel Inouye and Karly Drolson, and junior Taylor Formico as a trio of players who are "setting a standard." (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA women's volleyball coach Michael Sealy said that he thinks there's a collective of leaders on this year's team. He named seniors Rachel Inouye and Karly Drolson, and junior Taylor Formico as a trio of players who are "setting a standard." (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Bruin setter Ryann Chandler had 46 assists in the match against Colorado. The redshirt sophomore helped the Bruins improve to 13-3 for the season. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Women’s volleyball powers through weekend with consecutive away wins

The weekend started familiarly for the women’s volleyball team. After dropping the first set of its Friday night match, No. 12 UCLA (13-3, 4-2 Pac-12) looked headed for a repeat of last year’s straight-set loss to Utah. Read more...

Photo: Bruin setter Ryann Chandler had 46 assists in the match against Colorado. The redshirt sophomore helped the Bruins improve to 13-3 for the season. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Bruin setter Ryann Chandler had 46 assists in the match against Colorado. The redshirt sophomore helped the Bruins improve to 13-3 for the season. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)