Thursday, April 25

Senior Nicole McNamara and her partner senior Megan McNamara have gone 11-1 on the season so far. The twins fell to No. 2 USC on the road, but have since gone 8-0. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Beach volleyball continues undefeated streak in third tournament of season

The Bruins completed their third tournament sweep of the season – this time beating four top-20 teams. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball (14-0, 1-0 Pac-12) hosted the East Meets West Invitational at the Manhattan Beach Pier, where it defeated No. Read more...

Photo: Senior Nicole McNamara and her partner senior Megan McNamara have gone 11-1 on the season so far. The twins fell to No. 2 USC on the road, but have since gone 8-0. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Senior Nicole McNamara and her partner senior Megan McNamara have gone 11-1 on the season so far. The twins fell to No. 2 USC on the road, but have since gone 8-0. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Lindsey Sparks played her second consecutive dual on court five alongside senior Izzy Carey. The duo swept Pepperdine's Nikki Lyons and Katie Gavin to put UCLA beach volleyball up 3-0 to eventually clinch the dual victory 5-0. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Bruin beach volleyball washes Pepperdine Waves away with 5-0 sweep

The Bruins won for the first time ever at Zuma Beach in record-breaking fashion. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball (10-0, 1-0 Pac-12) swept No. 3 Pepperdine (6-2) 5-0 in Malibu, California, on Wednesday afternoon. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Lindsey Sparks played her second consecutive dual on court five alongside senior Izzy Carey. The duo swept Pepperdine's Nikki Lyons and Katie Gavin to put UCLA beach volleyball up 3-0 to eventually clinch the dual victory 5-0. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Lindsey Sparks played her second consecutive dual on court five alongside senior Izzy Carey. The duo swept Pepperdine's Nikki Lyons and Katie Gavin to put UCLA beach volleyball up 3-0 to eventually clinch the dual victory 5-0. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Senior Zana Muno and her partner freshman Abby Van Winkle are 8-0 on the season. Muno said the chemistry is already developing and that the duo has been focusing on controlled passing. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Still undefeated, beach volleyball set to take on Pepperdine in Malibu

The Bruins handed the Waves their only loss of the season last week in Hawaii – but they will face them again Wednesday. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball (9-0) will face No. Read more...

Photo: Senior Zana Muno and her partner freshman Abby Van Winkle are 8-0 on the season. Muno said the chemistry is already developing and that the duo has been focusing on controlled passing. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Senior Zana Muno and her partner freshman Abby Van Winkle are 8-0 on the season. Muno said the chemistry is already developing and that the duo has been focusing on controlled passing. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)



Senior Sarah Sponcil set junior Lily Justine up for a cross-court cut shot to clinch the dual victory for UCLA beach volleyball. Sponcil and Justine won in straight sets 21-18, 21-14 after USC tied the dual up 2-2 with a straight set win on court one. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Beach volleyball wins 3-2 for second straight year at USC, credits patience as key

For the second consecutive time at Merle Norman Stadium, it came down to the last court. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball (6-0) topped No. 2 USC (1-1) 3-2 at Merle Norman Stadium, with junior Lily Justine and senior Sarah Sponcil clinching the win with a 2-0 sweep over their Trojan opponents. Read more...

Photo: Senior Sarah Sponcil set junior Lily Justine up for a cross-court cut shot to clinch the dual victory for UCLA beach volleyball. Sponcil and Justine won in straight sets 21-18, 21-14 after USC tied the dual up 2-2 with a straight set win on court one. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Senior Sarah Sponcil set junior Lily Justine up for a cross-court cut shot to clinch the dual victory for UCLA beach volleyball. Sponcil and Justine won in straight sets 21-18, 21-14 after USC tied the dual up 2-2 with a straight set win on court one. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore Mac May and her partner Savvy Simo are the only two to drop a match so far this season. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball will take on crosstown rival No. 2 USC on Wednesday afternoon. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Beach volleyball looks to repeat 2018 victories against USC to stay on top

The Bruins’ national title defense will continue against their biggest rival. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball (5-0) will face crosstown rival No. 2 USC (0-0) at Merle Norman Stadium on Wednesday afternoon in the teams’ first of three scheduled meetings this year. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Mac May and her partner Savvy Simo are the only two to drop a match so far this season. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball will take on crosstown rival No. 2 USC on Wednesday afternoon. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sophomore Mac May and her partner Savvy Simo are the only two to drop a match so far this season. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball will take on crosstown rival No. 2 USC on Wednesday afternoon. (Daily Bruin file photo)


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