Saturday, January 19

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)

The Bruins relied on Ally Carda to pitch every inning in the NCAA Regional, where she gave up only two runs on 12 hits. UCLA will need a similar performance from the senior this weekend as the team heads into the Super Regional. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin)

Softball enters NCAA Super Regional coming off three-game sweep

UCLA softball settles in for the postseason after a regular season in which the Bruins switched lineups, moved players around and made a general mess of a lot of scorecards. Read more...

Photo: The Bruins relied on Ally Carda to pitch every inning in the NCAA Regional, where she gave up only two runs on 12 hits. UCLA will need a similar performance from the senior this weekend as the team heads into the Super Regional. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin)

The Bruins relied on Ally Carda to pitch every inning in the NCAA Regional, where she gave up only two runs on 12 hits. UCLA will need a similar performance from the senior this weekend as the team heads into the Super Regional. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin)

Junior utility player Kylee Perez said the Bruins come together after losses even more than they do after wins. So far this season, the statistics have proven that statement to be true. UCLA lost its series against No. 1 Oregon in early April, but rallied off a 10-game win streak right after.(Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Softball’s win streaks reveal weakness against ranked opponents

Before this weekend, UCLA was on fire, having won 13 straight games. That streak snapped on Thursday, with a loss to Arizona State. With the postseason approaching, the Bruins will reveal whether their pair of losses in Tempe, Arizona, extinguished the fire or fanned the flames. Read more...

Photo: Junior utility player Kylee Perez said the Bruins come together after losses even more than they do after wins. So far this season, the statistics have proven that statement to be true. UCLA lost its series against No. 1 Oregon in early April, but rallied off a 10-game win streak right after.(Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Junior utility player Kylee Perez said the Bruins come together after losses even more than they do after wins. So far this season, the statistics have proven that statement to be true. UCLA lost its series against No. 1 Oregon in early April, but rallied off a 10-game win streak right after.(Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)