Sunday, May 19

UCLA beach volleyball jumped to No. 4 in the rankings after upsetting two top four opponents last week. Nicole McNamara (L) and Megan McNamara (R) won all three of their matchups and were named Conference Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week.   (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

McNamara twins help propel UCLA beach volleyball over top teams

UCLA beach volleyball moved up a spot in national rankings this week after upsetting two top-four teams in four days. The Bruins had yet to defeat a top-three team this season before taking down two of the nation’s top teams last weekend, an effort that made UCLA the fourth-ranked team in the country. Read more...

Photo: UCLA beach volleyball jumped to No. 4 in the rankings after upsetting two top four opponents last week. Nicole McNamara (L) and Megan McNamara (R) won all three of their matchups and were named Conference Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA beach volleyball jumped to No. 4 in the rankings after upsetting two top four opponents last week. Nicole McNamara (L) and Megan McNamara (R) won all three of their matchups and were named Conference Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week.   (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


UCLA beach volleyball coach Stein Metzger leads the Bruins, fresh off an upset over the No. 1 team in the country, into two Pac-12 matchups this weekend in Hawaii. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Beach volleyball heads to Hawaii for Outrigger Tournament

Oahu and early spring are a duo that screams vacation. The No. 5 UCLA beach volleyball team heads to Honolulu this weekend, but not for a paradisiacal getaway. Read more...

Photo: UCLA beach volleyball coach Stein Metzger leads the Bruins, fresh off an upset over the No. 1 team in the country, into two Pac-12 matchups this weekend in Hawaii. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA beach volleyball coach Stein Metzger leads the Bruins, fresh off an upset over the No. 1 team in the country, into two Pac-12 matchups this weekend in Hawaii. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Freshman Megan McNamara and her sister, Nicole, clinched UCLA's upset of the No. 1 Pepperdine Waves. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA beach volleyball twins defeat top-ranked Pepperdine

It was an unseasonably blustery day at Sunset Recreation Center as UCLA beach volleyball took on the top team in the country, but the Canadian duo of Megan McNamara and Nicole McNamara felt right at home. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Megan McNamara and her sister, Nicole, clinched UCLA's upset of the No. 1 Pepperdine Waves. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman Megan McNamara and her sister, Nicole, clinched UCLA's upset of the No. 1 Pepperdine Waves. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman Zana Muno (foreground) and Kamila Tan (background) partnered for the first time against No. 7 Arizona after injuries and illness forced No. 3 UCLA to alter its lineups. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Beach volleyball overcomes setbacks, beats Wildcats in conference play

Kamila Tan lunged forward, ready to dig the ball her Arizona opponent sent toward the end line. But the senior retracted her arms at the last second after hearing repeated cries of “It’s out” from her partner, freshman Zana Muno. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Zana Muno (foreground) and Kamila Tan (background) partnered for the first time against No. 7 Arizona after injuries and illness forced No. 3 UCLA to alter its lineups. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman Zana Muno (foreground) and Kamila Tan (background) partnered for the first time against No. 7 Arizona after injuries and illness forced No. 3 UCLA to alter its lineups. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


After splitting two sets that lasted 108 points, senior Julie Consani (pictured) and junior Laurel Weaver clinched a crucial 15-9 third set to give No. 6 UCLA the upset over No. 3 Hawai'i. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Beach volleyball’s opening weekend successes put team on the rise

Stein Metzger often uses the words “a team on the rise” to describe UCLA beach volleyball. Over the weekend, the Bruins managed to echo the sentiments of their coach with their actions, reinforcing their identity against the top teams in the nation. Read more...

Photo: After splitting two sets that lasted 108 points, senior Julie Consani (pictured) and junior Laurel Weaver clinched a crucial 15-9 third set to give No. 6 UCLA the upset over No. 3 Hawai'i. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

After splitting two sets that lasted 108 points, senior Julie Consani (pictured) and junior Laurel Weaver clinched a crucial 15-9 third set to give No. 6 UCLA the upset over No. 3 Hawai'i. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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