Friday, April 20

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)


Junior middle blocker Claire Felix (left) and sophomore outside hitter Reily Buechler leap to get the block Wednesday night in Pauley Pavilion. The No. 13 Bruins were unable to upset the No. 3 Trojans in their first Pac-12 match of the season. (Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)

Women’s volleyball’s win streak snapped by rival USC in Pac-12 opener

Pauley Pavilion did not get loud enough to get an encore out of Madeon at Bruin Bash on Monday, and the arena fell flat again Wednesday night, as No. Read more...

Photo: Junior middle blocker Claire Felix (left) and sophomore outside hitter Reily Buechler leap to get the block Wednesday night in Pauley Pavilion. The No. 13 Bruins were unable to upset the No. 3 Trojans in their first Pac-12 match of the season. (Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)

Junior middle blocker Claire Felix (left) and sophomore outside hitter Reily Buechler leap to get the block Wednesday night in Pauley Pavilion. The No. 13 Bruins were unable to upset the No. 3 Trojans in their first Pac-12 match of the season. (Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)

Junior libero Taylor Formico led the Bruins in digs at this weekend's UCSB tournament. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Women’s volleyball maintains win streak in close UCSB tournament matches

Taylor Formico transferred from UCSB to UCLA just last year. So it’s no surprise the junior libero looked right at home at this weekend’s UCSB tournament, tallying a team-high 46 digs as women’s volleyball extended its win streak to six in its penultimate tournament before Pac-12 play. Read more...

Photo: Junior libero Taylor Formico led the Bruins in digs at this weekend's UCSB tournament. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Junior libero Taylor Formico led the Bruins in digs at this weekend's UCSB tournament. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Incoming freshman Rachel Garcia is one of the top-ranked recruits for softball and has been named Gatorade Player of the Year. (Courtesy of Susan Goldman)

Incoming freshman brings top-ranked pitching to UCLA softball

At Highland High School in Palmdale, the softball field and the baseball field are separated by about 50 yards, and the football team practices in the gap between the two. Read more...

Photo: Incoming freshman Rachel Garcia is one of the top-ranked recruits for softball and has been named Gatorade Player of the Year. (Courtesy of Susan Goldman)

Incoming freshman Rachel Garcia is one of the top-ranked recruits for softball and has been named Gatorade Player of the Year. (Courtesy of Susan Goldman)

Senior pitcher Ally Carda looks for redemption this upcoming weekend in the NCAA Super Regional after losing in that round last year. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin)

NCAA Super Regional series format to challenge UCLA’s pitching

This weekend, UCLA softball will get a shot at a do-over as the Bruins enter the NCAA Super Regional for the second straight year. Last year, the Bruins’ season ended on the third game of a best-of-three set, when they fell to the lower-seeded Kentucky Wildcats at home. Read more...

Photo: Senior pitcher Ally Carda looks for redemption this upcoming weekend in the NCAA Super Regional after losing in that round last year. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin)

Senior pitcher Ally Carda looks for redemption this upcoming weekend in the NCAA Super Regional after losing in that round last year. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin)

Senior third baseman Chris Keck’s two-run single in the fifth inning capped off a five-run frame in which the Bruins eliminated any chance of an Anteater comeback. (Conor Cusack/Daily Bruin)

Baseball rides Pac-12 championship momentum to 13-3 win over UC Irvine

Fresh off of winning a Pac-12 championship Sunday, UCLA baseball showed no signs of slowing down in its win over UC Irvine. The No. 2 Bruins (41-12) handled the Anteaters (31-22) without a lot of trouble Tuesday night, winning by a score of 13-3. Read more...

Photo: Senior third baseman Chris Keck’s two-run single in the fifth inning capped off a five-run frame in which the Bruins eliminated any chance of an Anteater comeback. (Conor Cusack/Daily Bruin)

Senior third baseman Chris Keck’s two-run single in the fifth inning capped off a five-run frame in which the Bruins eliminated any chance of an Anteater comeback. (Conor Cusack/Daily Bruin)