Tuesday, January 23

Sophomore attacker Devin Grab and the women's water polo team have a chance to end a six-year title drought. UCLA battles UC San Diego Friday afternoon for a spot in the semifinal. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Women’s water polo to go up against Tritons in NCAA quarterfinal

Since the inception of the NCAA championship for women’s water polo, the Bruins have played in the title match 10 times. In the 16 years of the tournament, only UCLA, USC and Stanford have ever taken home hardware. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore attacker Devin Grab and the women's water polo team have a chance to end a six-year title drought. UCLA battles UC San Diego Friday afternoon for a spot in the semifinal. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore attacker Devin Grab and the women's water polo team have a chance to end a six-year title drought. UCLA battles UC San Diego Friday afternoon for a spot in the semifinal. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)



Junior Utility Mackenzie Barr noted Arizona State's tendency to play zone defense, and stated the Bruins are preparing for the task by emphasizing on finishing in this weeks practice.  (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Women’s water polo refines shots for Arizona State matchup

Only two matches separate UCLA women’s water polo from the postseason and a No. 2 seed in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament. But the road, however short, will not be easy, as both remaining opponents are ranked in the top four. Read more...

Photo: Junior Utility Mackenzie Barr noted Arizona State's tendency to play zone defense, and stated the Bruins are preparing for the task by emphasizing on finishing in this weeks practice. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Junior Utility Mackenzie Barr noted Arizona State's tendency to play zone defense, and stated the Bruins are preparing for the task by emphasizing on finishing in this weeks practice.  (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Freshman goalkeeper Carlee Kapana (pictured) and senior goalkeeper Alex Musselman combine to make an impressive duo. Even though both have seen a considerable amount of playing time this season, they are still in constant competition to start the big games. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Women’s water polo goalie rivalry leads to growth, improvement

Walk into Spieker Aquatics Center on any given game day for No. 2 UCLA women’s water polo, and it’s almost guaranteed to see the Bruin goalie make a seemingly impossible save. Read more...

Photo: Freshman goalkeeper Carlee Kapana (pictured) and senior goalkeeper Alex Musselman combine to make an impressive duo. Even though both have seen a considerable amount of playing time this season, they are still in constant competition to start the big games. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman goalkeeper Carlee Kapana (pictured) and senior goalkeeper Alex Musselman combine to make an impressive duo. Even though both have seen a considerable amount of playing time this season, they are still in constant competition to start the big games. (Owen Emerson/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Senior defender Charlotte Pratt helped to keep UCLA's matchup with Cal close, tallying a second-half score that helped the Bruins emerge victorious from the low-scoring battle. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)

UCLA women’s water polo overcomes Cal’s lockdown defense

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — UCLA women’s water polo came out firing in the third quarter against Cal Friday after a slow offensive start. On the Bruins’ first possession of the half, senior center India Forster sailed one past the goalkeeper and junior attacker Kelsey O’Brien followed soon after to build their lead to 3-1. Read more...

Photo: Senior defender Charlotte Pratt helped to keep UCLA's matchup with Cal close, tallying a second-half score that helped the Bruins emerge victorious from the low-scoring battle. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)

Senior defender Charlotte Pratt helped to keep UCLA's matchup with Cal close, tallying a second-half score that helped the Bruins emerge victorious from the low-scoring battle. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin)


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