Wednesday, June 26

No. 2 seed UCLA beach volleyball will take on No. 7 seed Hawai’i in the first round of the NCAA championship. The Bruins – last year’s NCAA champion – will have the opportunity to bounce back from its Pac-12 championship loss to USC last weekend. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Seven potential opponents await beach volleyball at NCAA championship

No. 2 seed UCLA beach volleyball will have the opportunity to defend its national title in Gulf Shores, Alabama, this weekend. UCLA will face No. 7 seed Hawai’i in the first round of the NCAA championship at 9 a.m. Read more...

Photo: No. 2 seed UCLA beach volleyball will take on No. 7 seed Hawai’i in the first round of the NCAA championship. The Bruins – last year’s NCAA champion – will have the opportunity to bounce back from its Pac-12 championship loss to USC last weekend. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

No. 2 seed UCLA beach volleyball will take on No. 7 seed Hawai’i in the first round of the NCAA championship. The Bruins – last year’s NCAA champion – will have the opportunity to bounce back from its Pac-12 championship loss to USC last weekend. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Senior goalkeeper Carlee Kapana was selected to the All-MPSF Honorable Mention team. Kapana has logged 208 saves so far this season heading into the NCAA championships.(Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

After taking five MPSF awards, women’s water polo heads to NCAA tournament

As they await the start of the NCAA championship, the Bruins have collected their final regular season accolades. No. 3 UCLA women’s water polo (23-6, 4-2 MPSF) had five players selected to the All-MPSF teams last week before its eventual third-place finish in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship. Read more...

Photo: Senior goalkeeper Carlee Kapana was selected to the All-MPSF Honorable Mention team. Kapana has logged 208 saves so far this season heading into the NCAA championships.(Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Senior goalkeeper Carlee Kapana was selected to the All-MPSF Honorable Mention team. Kapana has logged 208 saves so far this season heading into the NCAA championships.(Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Junior attacker Maddie Musselman logged a hat trick in UCLA women's water polo's third-place win over California on Sunday afternoon at the Avery Aquatic Center. The Bruins defeated the bears 7-6 at the MPSF championship. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Women’s water polo wins show strategic Bruin improvement, lock on NCAA spot

The Bruins took the rubber match and likely locked up a spot in the NCAA championship. No. 3 seed UCLA (23-6, 4-2 MPSF) defeated No. 4 seed California (16-8, 3-3) 7-6 in the third-place game of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championship at the Avery Aquatic Center in Palo Alto, California. Read more...

Photo: Junior attacker Maddie Musselman logged a hat trick in UCLA women's water polo's third-place win over California on Sunday afternoon at the Avery Aquatic Center. The Bruins defeated the bears 7-6 at the MPSF championship. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Junior attacker Maddie Musselman logged a hat trick in UCLA women's water polo's third-place win over California on Sunday afternoon at the Avery Aquatic Center. The Bruins defeated the bears 7-6 at the MPSF championship. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Junior Savvy Simo and her partner sophomore Lea Monkhouse won 21-14, 23-21 to give UCLA beach volleyball its second point of the dual. The Bruins defeated California 3-0 in the contender’s bracket final of the Pac-12 championship. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Beach volleyball heads to Pac-12 championship final after victory over California

The Bruins get one more shot to defend their Pac-12 title. No. 1 seed UCLA beach volleyball (31-2) defeated to No. 3 seed California (22-9) 3-0 in the contender’s bracket final of the Pac-12 championship. Read more...

Photo: Junior Savvy Simo and her partner sophomore Lea Monkhouse won 21-14, 23-21 to give UCLA beach volleyball its second point of the dual. The Bruins defeated California 3-0 in the contender’s bracket final of the Pac-12 championship. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Junior Savvy Simo and her partner sophomore Lea Monkhouse won 21-14, 23-21 to give UCLA beach volleyball its second point of the dual. The Bruins defeated California 3-0 in the contender’s bracket final of the Pac-12 championship. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Senior Megan McNamara and her partner senior Nicole McNamara clinched the Bruins' 3-0 sweep over Oregon on Thursday afternoon. UCLA beach volleyball will face Arizona in the quarterfinals on Friday. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Beach volleyball preps for quarterfinals of Pac-12 tournament after sweeping Oregon

Make it seven sweeps of Pac-12 teams for the Bruins. No. 1 seed UCLA beach volleyball (29-1) opened the Pac-12 championships with a 3-0 win over No. Read more...

Photo: Senior Megan McNamara and her partner senior Nicole McNamara clinched the Bruins' 3-0 sweep over Oregon on Thursday afternoon. UCLA beach volleyball will face Arizona in the quarterfinals on Friday. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Senior Megan McNamara and her partner senior Nicole McNamara clinched the Bruins' 3-0 sweep over Oregon on Thursday afternoon. UCLA beach volleyball will face Arizona in the quarterfinals on Friday. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Senior Izzy Carey – who earned the Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the year – will compete in her final Pac-12 championship this weekend. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Beach volleyball prepares to defend conference title in Trojan territory

With the regular season behind them, the Bruins are set to defend both of last season’s titles. No. 1 UCLA (28-1) will begin postseason play at the Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Championship at Merle Norman Stadium in Los Angeles. Read more...

Photo: Senior Izzy Carey – who earned the Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the year – will compete in her final Pac-12 championship this weekend. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Senior Izzy Carey – who earned the Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the year – will compete in her final Pac-12 championship this weekend. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Senior Lizette Rozeboom said UCLA women's water polo will be focusing on executing 6-on-5 plays during practice this week in preparation for the MPSF championships this weekend at Stanford. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Women’s water polo looks to improve on power play opportunities in postseason

The Bruins are sinking during their 6-on-5 opportunities. No. 3 UCLA women’s water polo (21-5, 4-2 MPSF) will head into the postseason with a trend of inefficient power play offense against top-ranked teams. Read more...

Photo: Senior Lizette Rozeboom said UCLA women's water polo will be focusing on executing 6-on-5 plays during practice this week in preparation for the MPSF championships this weekend at Stanford. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Senior Lizette Rozeboom said UCLA women's water polo will be focusing on executing 6-on-5 plays during practice this week in preparation for the MPSF championships this weekend at Stanford. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)


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