Thursday, October 17

Senior catcher Stephany LaRosa batted cleanup for the first time since March 7, and hit 3-for-6 on the weekend with two home runs and four RBIs in UCLA's sweep of California. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Softball’s new lineup strategy proves true in series against Cal

Although UCLA softball is reaching the end of its Pac-12 conference play, coach Kelly Inouye-Perez is still shaking things up for her squad. Even heading into the series on a four-game winning streak, Inouye-Perez decided to utilize two brand new lineups this weekend as No. Read more...

Photo: Senior catcher Stephany LaRosa batted cleanup for the first time since March 7, and hit 3-for-6 on the weekend with two home runs and four RBIs in UCLA's sweep of California. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Senior catcher Stephany LaRosa batted cleanup for the first time since March 7, and hit 3-for-6 on the weekend with two home runs and four RBIs in UCLA's sweep of California. (Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Anderson School of Management student Scott Sugimoto is a former world-class fencer who finished eighth in Sunday’s Okawa Three-Weapon Open fencing tournament. Sugimoto was a two-time All-American fencer at Columbia University from 2004-2007, and also was part of the U.S. fencing team.(Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Former world-class fencer reignites passion for sport at UCLA

There is a flow about their actions, a sense of regality. Each step filled with equal parts of elegance and precision. They float across the stage, leaping from one side to the other, with quick feet and graceful execution. Read more...

Photo: Anderson School of Management student Scott Sugimoto is a former world-class fencer who finished eighth in Sunday’s Okawa Three-Weapon Open fencing tournament. Sugimoto was a two-time All-American fencer at Columbia University from 2004-2007, and also was part of the U.S. fencing team.(Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)

Anderson School of Management student Scott Sugimoto is a former world-class fencer who finished eighth in Sunday’s Okawa Three-Weapon Open fencing tournament. Sugimoto was a two-time All-American fencer at Columbia University from 2004-2007, and also was part of the U.S. fencing team.(Hannah Ye/Daily Bruin)


Allexis Bennett is the leading hitter in a UCLA-Oregon series that features two of the top-15 offenses in the country. The junior outfielder is fifth in the nation with a .515 batting average.(Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin)

Softball seeks to maintain successful play against top-ranked Ducks

Despite an unusually rocky start to the season, the UCLA softball team seems to have hit its stride, and just in the nick of time. “I like the way we’ve been playing, I like the way that we compete, and I like the way that we finish out ball games,” said coach Kelly Inouye-Perez. Read more...

Photo: Allexis Bennett is the leading hitter in a UCLA-Oregon series that features two of the top-15 offenses in the country. The junior outfielder is fifth in the nation with a .515 batting average.(Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin)

Allexis Bennett is the leading hitter in a UCLA-Oregon series that features two of the top-15 offenses in the country. The junior outfielder is fifth in the nation with a .515 batting average.(Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin)

With this year's motto being "the wolf pack," the UCLA softball team assigned each player a "wolf name." Gabrielle Maurice is called Grey. (Max Himmelrich/Daily Bruin)

Softball strengthens team ties with ‘wolf pack’ motto

It may seem strange, but somehow a bunch of Bruins have come to call themselves wolves. For the past few seasons, No. 15 UCLA softball (17-5) has come up with a new team motto that it uses it for motivation throughout the year. Read more...

Photo: With this year's motto being "the wolf pack," the UCLA softball team assigned each player a "wolf name." Gabrielle Maurice is called Grey. (Max Himmelrich/Daily Bruin)

With this year's motto being "the wolf pack," the UCLA softball team assigned each player a "wolf name." Gabrielle Maurice is called Grey. (Max Himmelrich/Daily Bruin)


UCLA's ace, senior pitcher Ally Carda, launches a go-ahead 2-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning, giving the Bruins a 4-3 lead that they would not relinquish. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin)

Powered by senior pitcher Ally Carda, softball defeats Idaho State

When the cards are stacked against a team, sometimes the only hope for a victory is an ace. In a contest that turned out to be less of a foregone conclusion and more of a delayed inevitability, No. Read more...

Photo: UCLA's ace, senior pitcher Ally Carda, launches a go-ahead 2-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning, giving the Bruins a 4-3 lead that they would not relinquish. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin)

UCLA's ace, senior pitcher Ally Carda, launches a go-ahead 2-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning, giving the Bruins a 4-3 lead that they would not relinquish. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin)