Monday, August 19

Freshman Nicole McNamara, along with her twin Megan, defeated an opposing Arizona twin duo to advance in the Pac-12 tournament. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Beach volleyball earns win over Arizona in Pac-12 quarterfinal

The Pac-12 championship quarterfinal had huge implications for UCLA beach volleyball Saturday, as Arizona was hot on the Bruins’ tail for a coveted spot at the national championship in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Nicole McNamara, along with her twin Megan, defeated an opposing Arizona twin duo to advance in the Pac-12 tournament. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman Nicole McNamara, along with her twin Megan, defeated an opposing Arizona twin duo to advance in the Pac-12 tournament. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior Kamila Tan (left) and sophomore Ivey Schmitt (right) bring their 14-6 record to the inaugural Pac-12 beach volleyball championship playoffs this weekend as the No.6-seeded pair. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Beach volleyball looks to carry season momentum into Pac-12 playoffs

After a successful regular season ending with 10-straight victories, the No. 4 Bruins are set to play in the 2016 Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Championships hosted by top-ranked USC at the Merle Norman Stadium from April 28 to May 1. Read more...

Photo: Senior Kamila Tan (left) and sophomore Ivey Schmitt (right) bring their 14-6 record to the inaugural Pac-12 beach volleyball championship playoffs this weekend as the No.6-seeded pair. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior Kamila Tan (left) and sophomore Ivey Schmitt (right) bring their 14-6 record to the inaugural Pac-12 beach volleyball championship playoffs this weekend as the No.6-seeded pair. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Every UCLA sport has a unique rivalry with at least one other Pac-12 school, but beach volleyball could use more conference play to find their best matchup. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

The Aubserver: Conference rivalry would strengthen beach volleyball spirit

Everyone at UCLA hates USC right? Come November that red vs. blue rivalry becomes even more pronounced ahead of the annual football matchup when Bruins dedicate a night to burning as much Trojan imagery as they can in a giant fire. Read more...

Photo: Every UCLA sport has a unique rivalry with at least one other Pac-12 school, but beach volleyball could use more conference play to find their best matchup. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Every UCLA sport has a unique rivalry with at least one other Pac-12 school, but beach volleyball could use more conference play to find their best matchup. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore Elise Zappia helped the Bruins to a pair of wins Wednesday, as the Bruins took down Cal State Northridge and Loyola Marymount. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Beach volleyball dominates on path to Pac-12 playoffs

This week’s games for No. 4 UCLA beach volleyball (17-4) were about taking care of business. With the Pac-12 playoffs on the horizon and the Bruins having already run a gauntlet of sorts against then-No. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Elise Zappia helped the Bruins to a pair of wins Wednesday, as the Bruins took down Cal State Northridge and Loyola Marymount. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore Elise Zappia helped the Bruins to a pair of wins Wednesday, as the Bruins took down Cal State Northridge and Loyola Marymount. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA beach volleyball is on a eight-game win streak (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Beach volleyball’s consistent lineup finds solid ground for wins

UCLA beach volleyball has been on a roll, and it’s no coincidence. “I gotta hand it to the athletes, they’ve been really focused on improving and getting better,” said coach Stein Metzger following UCLA’s eighth consecutive win of the season against Long Beach State on April 13. Read more...

Photo: UCLA beach volleyball is on a eight-game win streak (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA beach volleyball is on a eight-game win streak (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior Julie Consani played her final match on the courts at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center Wednesday during UCLA beach volleyball's Senior Day. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA beach volleyball sweeps Long Beach State in last home game

With a light touch, Julie Consani sent the volleyball over the net and watched it drop out of reach of her Long Beach State opponents. The point secured a 5-0 sweep over the No. Read more...

Photo: Senior Julie Consani played her final match on the courts at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center Wednesday during UCLA beach volleyball's Senior Day. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior Julie Consani played her final match on the courts at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center Wednesday during UCLA beach volleyball's Senior Day. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior Julie Consani and junior Laurel Weaver attributed the team’s recent success to practices at the beach in addition to those at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Beach volleyball coach shares secret to team’s success

UCLA beach volleyball has had to weather a lot. Most recently, it was a rainy weekend away from the friendly confines of Sunset Canyon Recreation Center, but the team responded just as it had all year, looking like a team that had seen those things before. Read more...

Photo: Senior Julie Consani and junior Laurel Weaver attributed the team’s recent success to practices at the beach in addition to those at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior Julie Consani and junior Laurel Weaver attributed the team’s recent success to practices at the beach in addition to those at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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