Sunday, November 18

UCLA men's club rugby fell to Lindenwood University in the 2018 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship final. The loss marked the second time the Bruins lost in the final, with the other being their last appearance against California in 2016. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Men’s club rugby falls in championship finals against Lindenwood

The Bruins fell one match short of clinching their first collegiate rugby championship after a testing path to the final. UCLA men’s club rugby dropped the 2018 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Cup final to Lindenwood University by a score of 24-7 on Sunday. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men's club rugby fell to Lindenwood University in the 2018 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship final. The loss marked the second time the Bruins lost in the final, with the other being their last appearance against California in 2016. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

UCLA men's club rugby fell to Lindenwood University in the 2018 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship final. The loss marked the second time the Bruins lost in the final, with the other being their last appearance against California in 2016. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

UCLA's sevens squad will be competing in the Collegiate Rugby Championship for the sixth consecutive year. The Bruins were eliminated by Indiana in the quarterfinal round last season. UCLA lost to rival California in the 2016 final. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Club men’s rugby ready to try for first collegiate championship

The Bruins will have a chance to hoist their first-ever Pete Dawkins Trophy this weekend. UCLA men’s club rugby will face three opponents in pool play of the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship in Philadelphia this weekend. Read more...

Photo: UCLA's sevens squad will be competing in the Collegiate Rugby Championship for the sixth consecutive year. The Bruins were eliminated by Indiana in the quarterfinal round last season. UCLA lost to rival California in the 2016 final. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

UCLA's sevens squad will be competing in the Collegiate Rugby Championship for the sixth consecutive year. The Bruins were eliminated by Indiana in the quarterfinal round last season. UCLA lost to rival California in the 2016 final. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Coach John Speraw signed six recruits for the 2019 season back in November. Four of his seven starters from this season will be leaving UCLA men's volleyball this summer. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Six recruits to step up after departure of men’s volleyball’s seniors

Over half of the Bruins’ starters are leaving this summer, but they will be replaced by a group of some of the nation’s top prospects. Coach John Speraw announced the signing of six recruits in November. Read more...

Photo: Coach John Speraw signed six recruits for the 2019 season back in November. Four of his seven starters from this season will be leaving UCLA men's volleyball this summer. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Coach John Speraw signed six recruits for the 2019 season back in November. Four of his seven starters from this season will be leaving UCLA men's volleyball this summer. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Christian Hessenauer was UCLA men's volleyball's leading scorer in 2018. The senior opposite had 12 kills in the NCAA title game but also five service errors and a team-high seven attack errors. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Despite strong season, men’s volleyball finishes on cusp of championship victory

After a lengthy season with new squad members taking on larger roles, the Bruins fell one set short of claiming the NCAA championship. Coach John Speraw said after the championship final that this team was different than others that had advanced as far in the postseason because it had to create a new offense. Read more...

Photo: Christian Hessenauer was UCLA men's volleyball's leading scorer in 2018. The senior opposite had 12 kills in the NCAA title game but also five service errors and a team-high seven attack errors. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Christian Hessenauer was UCLA men's volleyball's leading scorer in 2018. The senior opposite had 12 kills in the NCAA title game but also five service errors and a team-high seven attack errors. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

No. 3 seed UCLA men’s volleyball fell in five sets to No. 1 seed Long Beach State in the NCAA championship Saturday. This was the third time this season that the 49ers took down the Bruins. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA men’s volleyball loses to Long Beach State in NCAA championship final

UCLA men’s volleyball was 5 points away from its 116th school championship in the fourth set, but then missed four consecutive serves and allowed Long Beach State to force a decisive fifth set. Read more...

Photo: No. 3 seed UCLA men’s volleyball fell in five sets to No. 1 seed Long Beach State in the NCAA championship Saturday. This was the third time this season that the 49ers took down the Bruins. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

No. 3 seed UCLA men’s volleyball fell in five sets to No. 1 seed Long Beach State in the NCAA championship Saturday. This was the third time this season that the 49ers took down the Bruins. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior outside hitter Jake Arnitz recorded 10 kills and eight digs in the Bruins' semifinal win. No. 3 seed UCLA will face No. 1 seed Long Beach State in the NCAA championship Saturday at 4 p.m. in Pauley Pavilion. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Men’s volleyball expects challenging NCAA final against Long Beach State

The Bruins are one match away from winning their 20th championship in program history. No. 3 seed UCLA men’s volleyball (26-7) will face No. 1 seed Long Beach State (27-1) in the NCAA championship final Saturday at Pauley Pavilion. Read more...

Photo: Senior outside hitter Jake Arnitz recorded 10 kills and eight digs in the Bruins' semifinal win. No. 3 seed UCLA will face No. 1 seed Long Beach State in the NCAA championship Saturday at 4 p.m. in Pauley Pavilion. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

Senior outside hitter Jake Arnitz recorded 10 kills and eight digs in the Bruins' semifinal win. No. 3 seed UCLA will face No. 1 seed Long Beach State in the NCAA championship Saturday at 4 p.m. in Pauley Pavilion. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin staff)

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The Rundown – May 4

Men’s volleyball Gabriel McCarthy, Daily Bruin reporter The American Volleyball Coaches Association awarded five UCLA men’s volleyball (26-7, 10-3 MPSF) squad members All-American honors. Sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah and junior setter Micah Ma’a were awarded first-team honors. Read more...

Photo: (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

(Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)


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