Wednesday, January 23

Freshman utility Bronte Halligan and the rest of the No. 3 UCLA women's water polo team will be the first opponent No. 1 Stanford will face after the Cardinal ended USC's NCAA record 52-game winning streak last weekend. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Women’s water polo preps defense for match against No. 1 Stanford

As Stanford and USC players shook hands after their game, the Trojans all were looking down, not a single person with a smile. USC’s NCAA-record 52-game winning streak had just been snapped. Read more...

Photo: Freshman utility Bronte Halligan and the rest of the No. 3 UCLA women's water polo team will be the first opponent No. 1 Stanford will face after the Cardinal ended USC's NCAA record 52-game winning streak last weekend. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Freshman utility Bronte Halligan and the rest of the No. 3 UCLA women's water polo team will be the first opponent No. 1 Stanford will face after the Cardinal ended USC's NCAA record 52-game winning streak last weekend. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt senior center Alexa Tielmann led No. 3 UCLA women's water polo with four goals in Saturday's win over No. 4 Arizona State. It was the Bruins' second No. 3 vs. No. 4 victory in three weeks. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Women’s water polo beats ASU as Rachel Fattal makes program history

For the second time in three weeks UCLA women’s water polo competed against the No. 4 team in the country. And for the second time in three weeks, it was hardly a contest in the end. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior center Alexa Tielmann led No. 3 UCLA women's water polo with four goals in Saturday's win over No. 4 Arizona State. It was the Bruins' second No. 3 vs. No. 4 victory in three weeks. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Redshirt senior center Alexa Tielmann led No. 3 UCLA women's water polo with four goals in Saturday's win over No. 4 Arizona State. It was the Bruins' second No. 3 vs. No. 4 victory in three weeks. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin 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)

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)


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