Monday, August 19

Senior Sarah Sponcil set junior Lily Justine up for a cross-court cut shot to clinch the dual victory for UCLA beach volleyball. Sponcil and Justine won in straight sets 21-18, 21-14 after USC tied the dual up 2-2 with a straight set win on court one. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Beach volleyball wins 3-2 for second straight year at USC, credits patience as key

For the second consecutive time at Merle Norman Stadium, it came down to the last court. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball (6-0) topped No. 2 USC (1-1) 3-2 at Merle Norman Stadium, with junior Lily Justine and senior Sarah Sponcil clinching the win with a 2-0 sweep over their Trojan opponents. Read more...

Photo: Senior Sarah Sponcil set junior Lily Justine up for a cross-court cut shot to clinch the dual victory for UCLA beach volleyball. Sponcil and Justine won in straight sets 21-18, 21-14 after USC tied the dual up 2-2 with a straight set win on court one. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Senior Sarah Sponcil set junior Lily Justine up for a cross-court cut shot to clinch the dual victory for UCLA beach volleyball. Sponcil and Justine won in straight sets 21-18, 21-14 after USC tied the dual up 2-2 with a straight set win on court one. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt junior guard Prince Ali scored 15 points against USC on Jan. 19. Ali has missed the Bruins' last two games and his status for Thursday's game is still uncertain. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Gameday Predictions: UCLA vs USC

Ryan SmithSports editorPrediction: UCLA 82, USC 70 I have been predicting UCLA will win in big games all year – regardless of the sport. And despite the Bruins losing in each and every one of those games, I will continue to do the same. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior guard Prince Ali scored 15 points against USC on Jan. 19. Ali has missed the Bruins' last two games and his status for Thursday's game is still uncertain. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Redshirt junior guard Prince Ali scored 15 points against USC on Jan. 19. Ali has missed the Bruins' last two games and his status for Thursday's game is still uncertain. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore Mac May and her partner Savvy Simo are the only two to drop a match so far this season. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball will take on crosstown rival No. 2 USC on Wednesday afternoon. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Beach volleyball looks to repeat 2018 victories against USC to stay on top

The Bruins’ national title defense will continue against their biggest rival. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball (5-0) will face crosstown rival No. 2 USC (0-0) at Merle Norman Stadium on Wednesday afternoon in the teams’ first of three scheduled meetings this year. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Mac May and her partner Savvy Simo are the only two to drop a match so far this season. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball will take on crosstown rival No. 2 USC on Wednesday afternoon. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sophomore Mac May and her partner Savvy Simo are the only two to drop a match so far this season. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball will take on crosstown rival No. 2 USC on Wednesday afternoon. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Freshman Abby Van Winkle and partner senior Zana Muno went undefeated on court three last weekend at the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic in Hawaii this weekend. UCLA beach volleyball remains undefeated on the season. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Beach volleyball remains undefeated with near-perfect showing in Hawaii

The Bruins fell just one match short of completing a perfect weekend. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball (5-0) finished undefeated at the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic in Hawaii. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Abby Van Winkle and partner senior Zana Muno went undefeated on court three last weekend at the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic in Hawaii this weekend. UCLA beach volleyball remains undefeated on the season. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Abby Van Winkle and partner senior Zana Muno went undefeated on court three last weekend at the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic in Hawaii this weekend. UCLA beach volleyball remains undefeated on the season. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)


Junior attacker Bronte Halligan logged one goal and two assists in UCLA women's water polo's overtime victory over UC Irvine. The Bruins will compete at UC Irvine's Barbara Kalbus Invitational next weekend. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Women’s water polo prevails over persistent Anteaters in overtime

Following their first loss of the season, the Bruins were tested at home by a familiar foe. No. 3 UCLA women’s water polo (14-1) beat No. Read more...

Photo: Junior attacker Bronte Halligan logged one goal and two assists in UCLA women's water polo's overtime victory over UC Irvine. The Bruins will compete at UC Irvine's Barbara Kalbus Invitational next weekend. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Junior attacker Bronte Halligan logged one goal and two assists in UCLA women's water polo's overtime victory over UC Irvine. The Bruins will compete at UC Irvine's Barbara Kalbus Invitational next weekend. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Junior attacker Maddie Musselman leads UCLA women's water polo with 19 goals so far this season. Musselman has scored a career-high tying five goals three times this season.(Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)

Women’s water polo begins Triton Invitational against unranked Santa Clara

The Bruins will head south with the opportunity to keep their perfect record intact. No. 3 UCLA women’s water polo (10-0) will visit UC San Diego to compete in the Triton Invitational. Read more...

Photo: Junior attacker Maddie Musselman leads UCLA women's water polo with 19 goals so far this season. Musselman has scored a career-high tying five goals three times this season.(Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)

Junior attacker Maddie Musselman leads UCLA women's water polo with 19 goals so far this season. Musselman has scored a career-high tying five goals three times this season.(Emily Ng/Daily Bruin)


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