Saturday, April 20

Madie Smith had to play through a torn labrum throughout her career as a Bruin. The fifth-year senior managed to pick up two wins in the Aloha Invitational tournament, which will be her last time playing volleyball. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sand volleyball celebrates first winning season in team history

While UCLA was not one of the eight teams chosen to compete in the American Volleyball Coaches Association sand volleyball posteason tournament, the team still has reason to celebrate: its first winning season in team history. Read more...

Photo: Madie Smith had to play through a torn labrum throughout her career as a Bruin. The fifth-year senior managed to pick up two wins in the Aloha Invitational tournament, which will be her last time playing volleyball. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Madie Smith had to play through a torn labrum throughout her career as a Bruin. The fifth-year senior managed to pick up two wins in the Aloha Invitational tournament, which will be her last time playing volleyball. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

This weekend’s Aloha Invitational will mark the end of UCLA sand volleyball’s team season and the end of Madie Smith’s five-year career. The fifth-year senior played for both the women’s indoor volleyball team and the sand volleyball team during her time in Westwood. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin)

Sand volleyball aims high for bragging rights in final matchups

The news came in Monday, five days before UCLA was scheduled to play its last regular season meet at the Aloha Invitational in Waikiki, Hawaii. It turned out that would be the Bruins’ last meet of the season. Read more...

Photo: This weekend’s Aloha Invitational will mark the end of UCLA sand volleyball’s team season and the end of Madie Smith’s five-year career. The fifth-year senior played for both the women’s indoor volleyball team and the sand volleyball team during her time in Westwood. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin)

This weekend’s Aloha Invitational will mark the end of UCLA sand volleyball’s team season and the end of Madie Smith’s five-year career. The fifth-year senior played for both the women’s indoor volleyball team and the sand volleyball team during her time in Westwood. (Matt Cummings/Daily Bruin)

Fifth-year senior Madie Smith (right) said she and her partner freshman Elise Zappia let fatigue get the better of them in their 21-17, 21-18 loss to ASU's Jordy Checkal and Bethany Jorgensen. A revitalized Smith and Zappia were able to pick up the win in a rematch in the pairs tournament on the next day, winning 22-20, 21-17. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sand volleyball weathered down to 1-2 at Pac-12 Invitational

The Bruins travelled west of campus to their old stomping grounds at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica on Sunday for the Pac-12 Invitational, but any chance of a happy homecoming was gone with the wind. Read more...

Photo: Fifth-year senior Madie Smith (right) said she and her partner freshman Elise Zappia let fatigue get the better of them in their 21-17, 21-18 loss to ASU's Jordy Checkal and Bethany Jorgensen. A revitalized Smith and Zappia were able to pick up the win in a rematch in the pairs tournament on the next day, winning 22-20, 21-17. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Fifth-year senior Madie Smith (right) said she and her partner freshman Elise Zappia let fatigue get the better of them in their 21-17, 21-18 loss to ASU's Jordy Checkal and Bethany Jorgensen. A revitalized Smith and Zappia were able to pick up the win in a rematch in the pairs tournament on the next day, winning 22-20, 21-17. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior Kamila Tan (right) and the rest of the UCLA sand volleyball team will be competing at the Pac-12 Invitational this weekend at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica. (Matt Cummins/Daily Bruin)

Sand volleyball hopes to maintain win streak at Pac-12 Invitational

Just last weekend, UCLA sand volleyball completely swept the Stanford Invitational Tournament, winning its three matchups of the team tournament and all three divisions of the pairs tournament. Read more...

Photo: Junior Kamila Tan (right) and the rest of the UCLA sand volleyball team will be competing at the Pac-12 Invitational this weekend at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica. (Matt Cummins/Daily Bruin)

Junior Kamila Tan (right) and the rest of the UCLA sand volleyball team will be competing at the Pac-12 Invitational this weekend at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica. (Matt Cummins/Daily Bruin)





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