Wednesday, September 19



After not finishing a match Friday, sophomore Lily Justine served an ace to win in straight sets on court two with junior Sarah Sponcil in Saturday’s match against LSU (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA beach volleyball defeats LSU, proceeds to take on USC

The Bruins aren’t done yet. No. 1-seeded UCLA beach volleyball (37-4) dominated No. 7-seeded LSU (27-14) 3-0 in its first dual of the contenders bracket Saturday, keeping its NCAA title hope alive. Read more...

Photo: After not finishing a match Friday, sophomore Lily Justine served an ace to win in straight sets on court two with junior Sarah Sponcil in Saturday’s match against LSU (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

After not finishing a match Friday, sophomore Lily Justine served an ace to win in straight sets on court two with junior Sarah Sponcil in Saturday’s match against LSU (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior Nicole McNamara won the Bruins’ only match against Florida State with her sister and partner junior Megan McNamara. UCLA will now enter the elimination bracket and face LSU on Saturday. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Beach volleyball falls to Florida State in NCAAs, enters elimination bracket

Last season, the Seminoles knocked the Bruins out in the NCAA championship for the second straight year. That same script played out again. No. 1-seeded UCLA beach volleyball (36-4) fell to No. Read more...

Photo: Junior Nicole McNamara won the Bruins’ only match against Florida State with her sister and partner junior Megan McNamara. UCLA will now enter the elimination bracket and face LSU on Saturday. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior Nicole McNamara won the Bruins’ only match against Florida State with her sister and partner junior Megan McNamara. UCLA will now enter the elimination bracket and face LSU on Saturday. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore Savvy Simo clinched UCLA’s win over Florida International in the first round of the NCAA championship on court three with partner junior Zana Muno. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Beach volleyball kicks off NCAAs with win against Florida International

Sophomore Savvy Simo slammed a cross-court kill to clinch the Bruins’ first dual of the NCAA championship. No. 1-seeded UCLA beach volleyball (36-3) dominated No. 8-seeded Florida International (23-11) 3-0 to advance to the second round in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Savvy Simo clinched UCLA’s win over Florida International in the first round of the NCAA championship on court three with partner junior Zana Muno. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore Savvy Simo clinched UCLA’s win over Florida International in the first round of the NCAA championship on court three with partner junior Zana Muno. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

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The Rundown – May 4

Men’s volleyball Gabriel McCarthy, Daily Bruin reporter The American Volleyball Coaches Association awarded five UCLA men’s volleyball (26-7, 10-3 MPSF) squad members All-American honors. Sophomore middle blocker Daenan Gyimah and junior setter Micah Ma’a were awarded first-team honors. Read more...

Photo: (Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

(Liz Ketcham/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore Savvy Simo clinched the Pac-12 title for UCLA over USC last weekend with sophomore Madi Yeomans. The Bruins will aim for another title at the NCAA tournament beginning Friday. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Beach volleyball prepares to blow other teams away in NCAA tournament

The Bruins struggled with the wind in last year’s NCAA tournament, but coach Stein Metzger said the team is more prepared than ever. “We’ve spent a lot of time talking about (the wind) to the point where, when it was windy, we would focus more on the wind than the opponent,” Metzger said. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Savvy Simo clinched the Pac-12 title for UCLA over USC last weekend with sophomore Madi Yeomans. The Bruins will aim for another title at the NCAA tournament beginning Friday. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore Savvy Simo clinched the Pac-12 title for UCLA over USC last weekend with sophomore Madi Yeomans. The Bruins will aim for another title at the NCAA tournament beginning Friday. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)


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