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Out of System: Episode II

Coach Michael Sealy changed things up last weekend, throwing redshirt senior Haley Lawless in at opposite against Utah and Colorado. This week on Out of System, volleyball beat writers Kelsey Angus, David Gottlieb and Melissa Zhang recap last week’s games, take a look ahead to this weekend and discuss Sealy’s new usage of Lawless. Read more...

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Claire Felix's slides have been one of UCLA's biggest offensive weapons since the senior settled into her starting spot at middle blocker. two years ago. With the new 6-2 rotation, Felix can no longer hit the slide, so she has to hit a more classic "one" from the middle. (Jintak Han/Assistant photo editor)

Women’s volleyball hones in on simplified offensive effort

Claire Felix has always been a one-foot middle blocker. The senior said that the slide – an off-balance hit in which the middle jumps off one foot and hits the ball by the right pin – has been a big part of her offense throughout her UCLA career. Read more...

Photo: Claire Felix's slides have been one of UCLA's biggest offensive weapons since the senior settled into her starting spot at middle blocker. two years ago. With the new 6-2 rotation, Felix can no longer hit the slide, so she has to hit a more classic "one" from the middle. (Jintak Han/Assistant photo editor)

Claire Felix's slides have been one of UCLA's biggest offensive weapons since the senior settled into her starting spot at middle blocker. two years ago. With the new 6-2 rotation, Felix can no longer hit the slide, so she has to hit a more classic "one" from the middle. (Jintak Han/Assistant photo editor)

Jennie Frager tied for the team lead in hitting percentage with a .526 mark. The senior middle blocker also led the team with six blocks. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA women’s volleyball beats Cal with balanced offense, defense

At the halfway point in the Pac-12 season, UCLA took down both of the conference’s Northern California schools. “This weekend was huge for us,” said senior middle blocker Jennie Frager. Read more...

Photo: Jennie Frager tied for the team lead in hitting percentage with a .526 mark. The senior middle blocker also led the team with six blocks. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Jennie Frager tied for the team lead in hitting percentage with a .526 mark. The senior middle blocker also led the team with six blocks. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Senior libero Taylor Formico, the reigning Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week, is currently fourth on UCLA’s all-time digs list with 1,370. She has 344 so far this season. (Korbin Placet/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Bruin women’s volleyball comes home to face Cardinal, Golden Bears

UCLA women’s volleyball beat Stanford on Oct. 29, 2011, en route to the Bruins’ first national championship in 20 years. The Cardinal have won the past seven matchups since. Read more...

Photo: Senior libero Taylor Formico, the reigning Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week, is currently fourth on UCLA’s all-time digs list with 1,370. She has 344 so far this season. (Korbin Placet/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior libero Taylor Formico, the reigning Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week, is currently fourth on UCLA’s all-time digs list with 1,370. She has 344 so far this season. (Korbin Placet/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Legendary coach Al Scates called the game for Pac-12 Network. He said that a set by redshirt junior Ryann Chandler was the greatest of the game. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Women’s volleyball defeats Oregon State in commanding sweep

For their first time in conference play, the Bruins have ended the week with a winning streak. Following Wednesday’s victory over Oregon, No. 20 UCLA women’s volleyball (14-4, 5-3 Pac-12) took down unranked Oregon State (8-10, 1-6) in straight sets Friday. Read more...

Photo: Legendary coach Al Scates called the game for Pac-12 Network. He said that a set by redshirt junior Ryann Chandler was the greatest of the game. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Legendary coach Al Scates called the game for Pac-12 Network. He said that a set by redshirt junior Ryann Chandler was the greatest of the game. (Daily Bruin file photo)