Saturday, November 17

Sophomore Rachel Inouye played a role in UCLA's lone match victory of the doubleheader against LMU. Although the Bruins lost both of their games on Thursday, Inouye said that the team put up a good fight against No. 1 USC. (Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA sand volleyball drops matches to LMU, USC

When you picture a sand volleyball court, it’s easy to imagine the peaceful background of an empty beach, the ocean and blue skies. However, when that court is in the middle of No. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Rachel Inouye played a role in UCLA's lone match victory of the doubleheader against LMU. Although the Bruins lost both of their games on Thursday, Inouye said that the team put up a good fight against No. 1 USC. (Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore Rachel Inouye played a role in UCLA's lone match victory of the doubleheader against LMU. Although the Bruins lost both of their games on Thursday, Inouye said that the team put up a good fight against No. 1 USC. (Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomores Rachel Inouye (right) and Karly Drolson (center) listen to assistant coach Jenny Jordan (left) on the sideline. 
(Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)

Sand volleyball seeks redemption after shaky season

UCLA sand volleyball’s Tuesday practice had been a lackluster one by normal standards. The players were going through the motions. Their typical energy and excitement seemed buried beneath the sand, and nowhere to be found. Read more...

Photo: Sophomores Rachel Inouye (right) and Karly Drolson (center) listen to assistant coach Jenny Jordan (left) on the sideline. (Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomores Rachel Inouye (right) and Karly Drolson (center) listen to assistant coach Jenny Jordan (left) on the sideline. 
(Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)



Sophomore Kamila Tan said she is excited to face her former teammate in the No. 1 doubles matchup against Florida State. (Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA sand volleyball player faces former partner

As sophomore sand volleyball player Kamila Tan stares across the net during this Friday’s match, she will likely meet the eyes of a girl who’s all too familiar. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Kamila Tan said she is excited to face her former teammate in the No. 1 doubles matchup against Florida State. (Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore Kamila Tan said she is excited to face her former teammate in the No. 1 doubles matchup against Florida State. (Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore Rachel Inouye (shown here) and her doubles partner, sophomore Karly Drolson, have won all of their matches this season. (Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA sand volleyball wins competition despite elements

The conditions for UCLA sand volleyball were less than ideal, but the same could not be said of the results. There was the hard-packed sand to contend with, an element that played to the advantages of jump-lenient players, while serving as a disadvantage to a “ball-control team,” which is how coach Stein Metzger described his team. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Rachel Inouye (shown here) and her doubles partner, sophomore Karly Drolson, have won all of their matches this season. (Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore Rachel Inouye (shown here) and her doubles partner, sophomore Karly Drolson, have won all of their matches this season. (Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore Karly Drolson and teammate Rachel Inouye won their opening match in straight sets as part of UCLA's 3-2 win over Cal State Northridge Thursday. (Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin)

Sand volleyball wins match against Cal State Northridge

Though the faces may be new and the court may be different, the UCLA sand volleyball team looked right at home Thursday as the Bruins defeated the Cal State Northridge Matadors 3-2 in their first match of the season. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Karly Drolson and teammate Rachel Inouye won their opening match in straight sets as part of UCLA's 3-2 win over Cal State Northridge Thursday. (Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore Karly Drolson and teammate Rachel Inouye won their opening match in straight sets as part of UCLA's 3-2 win over Cal State Northridge Thursday. (Jose Ubeda/Daily Bruin)