Wednesday, November 14

Freshman utility Bronte Halligan was one of eight Bruins to score in No. 3 UCLA women's water polo's first match this year against No. 4 California. The second matchup between the top-four teams hits Westwood on Saturday. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Women’s water polo hopes to defeat Cal for second time this season

Round one went to UCLA. Round two hits Westwood this weekend. This Saturday, No. 3 UCLA women’s water polo (13-1, 2-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) will look to get its second win against No. Read more...

Photo: Freshman utility Bronte Halligan was one of eight Bruins to score in No. 3 UCLA women's water polo's first match this year against No. 4 California. The second matchup between the top-four teams hits Westwood on Saturday. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman utility Bronte Halligan was one of eight Bruins to score in No. 3 UCLA women's water polo's first match this year against No. 4 California. The second matchup between the top-four teams hits Westwood on Saturday. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt senior attacker Rachel Fattal is fourth on UCLA's all-time scoring leaderboard, and is just eight goals shy of moving up to third. (Courtesy of Pam Monahan)

Armed with renewed leadership, women’s water polo eyes NCAA championship

The Rio Olympics took its toll on collegiate women’s water polo last year, and UCLA wasn’t immune. Three of its veteran players redshirted last year with hopes of making the senior national team. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior attacker Rachel Fattal is fourth on UCLA's all-time scoring leaderboard, and is just eight goals shy of moving up to third. (Courtesy of Pam Monahan)

Redshirt senior attacker Rachel Fattal is fourth on UCLA's all-time scoring leaderboard, and is just eight goals shy of moving up to third. (Courtesy of Pam Monahan)

Redshirt senior center Alexa Tielmann was one of two players with a game-high four goals for the No. 3 UCLA women's water polo team as the Bruins opened up conference play with a 22-point victory over No. 10 San Jose State. (Courtesy of Pam Monahan)

Women’s water polo routs San Jose State to open up conference play

One down, five to go. In No. 3 UCLA women’s water polo’s first of six Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference games, the Bruins (12-1, 1-0 MPSF) cruised to a 24-2 victory over No. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior center Alexa Tielmann was one of two players with a game-high four goals for the No. 3 UCLA women's water polo team as the Bruins opened up conference play with a 22-point victory over No. 10 San Jose State. (Courtesy of Pam Monahan)

Redshirt senior center Alexa Tielmann was one of two players with a game-high four goals for the No. 3 UCLA women's water polo team as the Bruins opened up conference play with a 22-point victory over No. 10 San Jose State. (Courtesy of Pam Monahan)

Senior attacker Kelsey O'Brien won five Junior Olympic titles with the Santa Barbara Water Polo Club before she came to UCLA. She has deep connections with UC Santa Barbara's water polo team, but committed to Westwood instead. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Kelsey O’Brien reflects on water polo journey from hometown to UCLA

When Kelsey O’Brien, a senior attacker on the UCLA women’s water polo team, first walked onto UCLA’s campus, she was 11 years old. She had a cousin who went to UCLA at the time so Kelsey and her father, Joe O’Brien, stopped by to visit after a water polo tournament. Read more...

Photo: Senior attacker Kelsey O'Brien won five Junior Olympic titles with the Santa Barbara Water Polo Club before she came to UCLA. She has deep connections with UC Santa Barbara's water polo team, but committed to Westwood instead. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior attacker Kelsey O'Brien won five Junior Olympic titles with the Santa Barbara Water Polo Club before she came to UCLA. She has deep connections with UC Santa Barbara's water polo team, but committed to Westwood instead. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman attacker Maddie Musselman leads No. 3 UCLA women's water polo with 19 goals, one more than redshirt senior attacker Rachel Fattal. Musselman could become the first freshman in UCLA history to finish the season as the team's leading scorer. (Courtesy of Pam Monahan)

Freshman takes lead in UCLA women’s water polo’s strong season

UCLA women’s water polo has never had a season where a freshman has finished as the team’s leading scorer. That could change this year. After the first seven games, freshman attacker Maddie Musselman leads with 19 of the team’s 112 goals. Read more...

Photo: Freshman attacker Maddie Musselman leads No. 3 UCLA women's water polo with 19 goals, one more than redshirt senior attacker Rachel Fattal. Musselman could become the first freshman in UCLA history to finish the season as the team's leading scorer. (Courtesy of Pam Monahan)

Freshman attacker Maddie Musselman leads No. 3 UCLA women's water polo with 19 goals, one more than redshirt senior attacker Rachel Fattal. Musselman could become the first freshman in UCLA history to finish the season as the team's leading scorer. (Courtesy of Pam Monahan)


Redshirt senior defender Alys Williams and the No. 2 women's water polo team are off to a dominant start. The team has only let in 18 goals through six games, one short of the all-time best mark for UCLA six games into the season. (Courtesy of Pam Monahan)

UCLA women’s water polo starts season strong, aims to improve offense

No. 3 UCLA women’s water polo is off to a 6-0 start after the first two invitationals of the season. But the Bruins have put up other numbers that differentiate this season’s undefeated start from the rest of the past seven undefeated starts. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior defender Alys Williams and the No. 2 women's water polo team are off to a dominant start. The team has only let in 18 goals through six games, one short of the all-time best mark for UCLA six games into the season. (Courtesy of Pam Monahan)

Redshirt senior defender Alys Williams and the No. 2 women's water polo team are off to a dominant start. The team has only let in 18 goals through six games, one short of the all-time best mark for UCLA six games into the season. (Courtesy of Pam Monahan)


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