Tuesday, September 18



Junior infielder Brianna Tautalafua has had a hot start to her season. Last weekend she tallied nine runs batted in and three homeruns in UCLA's first five games of the year. (Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)

UCLA softball prepares to play six games in five days

After a perfect opening weekend, No. 5 UCLA softball (5-0) will be busy yet again, with six games in the next five days. The first game for UCLA will be a home game against Fordham on Thursday. Read more...

Photo: Junior infielder Brianna Tautalafua has had a hot start to her season. Last weekend she tallied nine runs batted in and three homeruns in UCLA's first five games of the year. (Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)

Junior infielder Brianna Tautalafua has had a hot start to her season. Last weekend she tallied nine runs batted in and three homeruns in UCLA's first five games of the year. (Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)

Senior pitcher Johanna Grauer started for the Bruins in their season opener against Maryland. She pitched six innings and logged four strikeouts in UCLA's first game of 2018. (Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)

Softball sweeps set of unranked opponents on opening weekend

Five games, five wins. The first weekend of competition at the Stacy Winsberg Memorial Tournament for No. 4 UCLA softball (5-0) had runs and hits aplenty this weekend, racking up 49 in total over their first five games. Read more...

Photo: Senior pitcher Johanna Grauer started for the Bruins in their season opener against Maryland. She pitched six innings and logged four strikeouts in UCLA's first game of 2018. (Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)

Senior pitcher Johanna Grauer started for the Bruins in their season opener against Maryland. She pitched six innings and logged four strikeouts in UCLA's first game of 2018. (Jenna Smith/Daily Bruin)

Kylee (left) and Briana (right) Perez were multisport athletes when they were younger, but as time went on they both decided to focus their efforts on softball. After playing together at the club level and in high school, the Perez sisters are on the same roster yet again. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Softball sisters look to play college game together for first time

During one of Briana and Kylee Perez’s first experiences with softball, then-11-year-old Kylee Perez threw the ball right at then-8-year-old Briana Perez’s face, knocking out a tooth in the process. Read more...

Photo: Kylee (left) and Briana (right) Perez were multisport athletes when they were younger, but as time went on they both decided to focus their efforts on softball. After playing together at the club level and in high school, the Perez sisters are on the same roster yet again. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Kylee (left) and Briana (right) Perez were multisport athletes when they were younger, but as time went on they both decided to focus their efforts on softball. After playing together at the club level and in high school, the Perez sisters are on the same roster yet again. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt senior attacker Rachel Fattal finished her UCLA career Sunday with the third-most goals and first-most steals in program history, but she and the rest of the senior class leave a legacy beyond individual statistics. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Women’s water polo seniors end season with loss, leave behind legacy

The women’s water polo championship loss to Stanford on Sunday was the last game for UCLA’s senior class, but they’ll still leave a legacy unlike many other classes’ in the past. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior attacker Rachel Fattal finished her UCLA career Sunday with the third-most goals and first-most steals in program history, but she and the rest of the senior class leave a legacy beyond individual statistics. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt senior attacker Rachel Fattal finished her UCLA career Sunday with the third-most goals and first-most steals in program history, but she and the rest of the senior class leave a legacy beyond individual statistics. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

UCLA coach Brandon Brooks and the women's water polo team fell to Stanford on Sunday in the national championship for the third time in four years, something he said is the result of individual results and nothing overarching. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

History repeats in women’s water polo’s NCAA-final loss to Stanford

Before Sunday’s game, UCLA and Stanford had met twice in the past three years in the national championship game. Both times, the Cardinal had been the one to come out on top, but 2017 was lined up to be different. Read more...

Photo: UCLA coach Brandon Brooks and the women's water polo team fell to Stanford on Sunday in the national championship for the third time in four years, something he said is the result of individual results and nothing overarching. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

UCLA coach Brandon Brooks and the women's water polo team fell to Stanford on Sunday in the national championship for the third time in four years, something he said is the result of individual results and nothing overarching. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)