Friday, March 22

Freshman Torrey Van Winden led the Bruins in kills last week against the Oregon schools. The outside hitter earned Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin staff)

Women’s volleyball picks up momentum with Van Winden back in play

Coach Michael Sealy has even admitted it – the Bruins lack size on the pins. UCLA women’s volleyball has gotten by with small hitters hitting crafty shots against bigger blockers, but if last weekend’s pair of wins is any indication, the Bruins may have finally found the big pin hitter they’ve been lacking. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Torrey Van Winden led the Bruins in kills last week against the Oregon schools. The outside hitter earned Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin staff)

Freshman Torrey Van Winden led the Bruins in kills last week against the Oregon schools. The outside hitter earned Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin staff)


Torrey Van Winden led the Bruins with 16 kills Sunday, but the freshman opposite's career-high performance wasn't enough to carry UCLA to a victory. Arizona took the match in five sets. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin staff)

Women’s volleyball falls short against Arizona despite new formation

After a 3-0 victory over No. 22 USC, the unranked Arizona Wildcats carried a lot of momentum going into their matchup against UCLA Sunday. They found a much tougher battle waiting on the west side of town, but the outcome was the same. Read more...

Photo: Torrey Van Winden led the Bruins with 16 kills Sunday, but the freshman opposite's career-high performance wasn't enough to carry UCLA to a victory. Arizona took the match in five sets. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin staff)

Torrey Van Winden led the Bruins with 16 kills Sunday, but the freshman opposite's career-high performance wasn't enough to carry UCLA to a victory. Arizona took the match in five sets. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin staff)

Last year, Taylor Formico was surrounded by two elite defensive specialists that she called her best friends. This year, the senior libero is the only purely defensive player on the court as part of the new 6-2 rotation. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Women’s volleyball adapts approach, makes offense the new defense

In the early stages of its season, UCLA women’s volleyball has been forced to adapt based on one important change – its defense is no longer its primary strength. Read more...

Photo: Last year, Taylor Formico was surrounded by two elite defensive specialists that she called her best friends. This year, the senior libero is the only purely defensive player on the court as part of the new 6-2 rotation. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Last year, Taylor Formico was surrounded by two elite defensive specialists that she called her best friends. This year, the senior libero is the only purely defensive player on the court as part of the new 6-2 rotation. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior outside hitter Jordan Anderson led her team in kills with 15 Friday, as UCLA women's volleyball took down Utah in straight sets.(Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin)

Women’s volleyball defeats Utah in straight sets

UCLA women’s volleyball wasn’t able to control the game nor its outcome when it fell to Washington State 2-3 last Friday at home. This Friday on the road was dramatically different. Read more...

Photo: Senior outside hitter Jordan Anderson led her team in kills with 15 Friday, as UCLA women's volleyball took down Utah in straight sets.(Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin)

Senior outside hitter Jordan Anderson led her team in kills with 15 Friday, as UCLA women's volleyball took down Utah in straight sets.(Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin)


Zana Muno has stayed in the back row for most of the season, but took swings up front in UCLA's most recent set. The sophomore said Monday she had "no idea" where she'll play against USC. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Women’s volleyball heads to USC for first conference game of the season

The UCLA women’s volleyball team isn’t exactly starting off its Pac-12 schedule on a dull note. With a classic cross-town matchup this Wednesday, the No. 9 Bruins (9-1) will play their first conference game of 2016 in Trojan territory. Read more...

Photo: Zana Muno has stayed in the back row for most of the season, but took swings up front in UCLA's most recent set. The sophomore said Monday she had "no idea" where she'll play against USC. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Zana Muno has stayed in the back row for most of the season, but took swings up front in UCLA's most recent set. The sophomore said Monday she had "no idea" where she'll play against USC. (Daily Bruin file photo)