Saturday, August 24

Senior Sarah Sponcil and her partner junior Lily Justine won 21-9, 21-7 against LSU, picking up their first win of the NCAA championship. The duo put up UCLA beach volleyball’s second dual point. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Beach volleyball’s sweep of LSU sends UCLA to NCAA championship final

GULF SHORES, Ala. — The Bruins were dancing on tables at the NCAA banquet Thursday – and they’re still dancing. No. 2 seed UCLA beach volleyball (34-3) swept No. Read more...

Photo: Senior Sarah Sponcil and her partner junior Lily Justine won 21-9, 21-7 against LSU, picking up their first win of the NCAA championship. The duo put up UCLA beach volleyball’s second dual point. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Senior Sarah Sponcil and her partner junior Lily Justine won 21-9, 21-7 against LSU, picking up their first win of the NCAA championship. The duo put up UCLA beach volleyball’s second dual point. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)


Seniors Nicole and Megan McNamara clinched No. 2 seed UCLA beach volleyball’s victory over No. 7 seed Hawai’i in a three-set match that ended on an ace from Megan McNamara.
(Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

UCLA opens NCAA beach volleyball championship with win over Hawai’i

GULF SHORES, Ala. — It was a race to the finish. No. 2 seed UCLA beach volleyball (32-3) broke a 2-2 tie to defeat No. 7 seed Hawai’i (26-10) in the first round of the NCAA championship in Gulf Shores, Alabama, on Friday morning. Read more...

Photo: Seniors Nicole and Megan McNamara clinched No. 2 seed UCLA beach volleyball’s victory over No. 7 seed Hawai’i in a three-set match that ended on an ace from Megan McNamara. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Seniors Nicole and Megan McNamara clinched No. 2 seed UCLA beach volleyball’s victory over No. 7 seed Hawai’i in a three-set match that ended on an ace from Megan McNamara.
(Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)


No. 2 seed UCLA beach volleyball will take on No. 7 seed Hawai’i in the first round of the NCAA championship. The Bruins – last year’s NCAA champion – will have the opportunity to bounce back from its Pac-12 championship loss to USC last weekend. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Seven potential opponents await beach volleyball at NCAA championship

No. 2 seed UCLA beach volleyball will have the opportunity to defend its national title in Gulf Shores, Alabama, this weekend. UCLA will face No. 7 seed Hawai’i in the first round of the NCAA championship at 9 a.m. Read more...

Photo: No. 2 seed UCLA beach volleyball will take on No. 7 seed Hawai’i in the first round of the NCAA championship. The Bruins – last year’s NCAA champion – will have the opportunity to bounce back from its Pac-12 championship loss to USC last weekend. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

No. 2 seed UCLA beach volleyball will take on No. 7 seed Hawai’i in the first round of the NCAA championship. The Bruins – last year’s NCAA champion – will have the opportunity to bounce back from its Pac-12 championship loss to USC last weekend. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Senior Sarah Sponcil said that experience playing through the contender's bracket in both the this year's Pac-12 championship and last year's NCAA championship will help UCLA beach volleyball. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Beach volleyball ready to make another run through elimination bracket if needed

Last May, the Bruins became the first collegiate team to win the NCAA title through the elimination bracket. Last weekend, UCLA beach volleyball (31-3) entered the elimination bracket in the Pac-12 championship after losing to USC (28-4), and won the elimination bracket final – but lost to the Trojans again in the championship final. Read more...

Photo: Senior Sarah Sponcil said that experience playing through the contender's bracket in both the this year's Pac-12 championship and last year's NCAA championship will help UCLA beach volleyball. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Senior Sarah Sponcil said that experience playing through the contender's bracket in both the this year's Pac-12 championship and last year's NCAA championship will help UCLA beach volleyball. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)



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