Saturday, April 21

Junior Izzy Carey defeated the pair from Hawai'i with partner freshman Megan Muret after falling to the Rainbow Warriors the last two times the teams met in Honolulu. The junior also came out with a win in UCLA's second match of the day against Loyola Marymount. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA beach volleyball pulls through for double home victories

The Bruins claimed back-to-back victories in their first home games of the season. No. 4 UCLA beach volleyball (7-3) defeated No. 3 Hawai’i (4-2) with a final score of 4-1 and swept No. Read more...

Photo: Junior Izzy Carey defeated the pair from Hawai'i with partner freshman Megan Muret after falling to the Rainbow Warriors the last two times the teams met in Honolulu. The junior also came out with a win in UCLA's second match of the day against Loyola Marymount. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior Izzy Carey defeated the pair from Hawai'i with partner freshman Megan Muret after falling to the Rainbow Warriors the last two times the teams met in Honolulu. The junior also came out with a win in UCLA's second match of the day against Loyola Marymount. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Lily Justine defeated a pair from USC with partner Sarah Sponcil in the Bruins' loss to the Trojans last weekend. The UCLA duo fell to the team from Pepperdine and looks to recover in its matches Thursday. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA beach volleyball to play first home game of the season

After a rocky start to the season due to battling the wind, the Bruins will compete at home for the first time. “We feel good about the conditions because our conditions are different than Hawaii, different than LMU and we’re used it,” said coach Stein Metzger. Read more...

Photo: Lily Justine defeated a pair from USC with partner Sarah Sponcil in the Bruins' loss to the Trojans last weekend. The UCLA duo fell to the team from Pepperdine and looks to recover in its matches Thursday. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Lily Justine defeated a pair from USC with partner Sarah Sponcil in the Bruins' loss to the Trojans last weekend. The UCLA duo fell to the team from Pepperdine and looks to recover in its matches Thursday. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Savvy Simo won her match against USC in two sets with junior Zana Muno. The sophomore has also paired with freshman Mac May and sophomore Chanti Holroyd throughout the beginning of this season, as Muno was out with an injury. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Beach volleyball drops matches against previously beaten USC, Pepperdine

The Bruins faced the Trojans and Waves for the second time this week – but the matches had the opposite result. No. 3 UCLA beach volleyball (5-3) fell to No. Read more...

Photo: Savvy Simo won her match against USC in two sets with junior Zana Muno. The sophomore has also paired with freshman Mac May and sophomore Chanti Holroyd throughout the beginning of this season, as Muno was out with an injury. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Savvy Simo won her match against USC in two sets with junior Zana Muno. The sophomore has also paired with freshman Mac May and sophomore Chanti Holroyd throughout the beginning of this season, as Muno was out with an injury. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior Nicole McNamara will take on USC and Pepperdine for the second time this season with partner junior Megan McNamara. The pair went 2-0 on Wednesday in the Bruins' victories against the Trojans and Waves. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Weekend in Preview: Women’s tennis to play USC, rowing kicks off new season

Beach volleyball Armando Carrillo, Daily Bruin contributor The Bruins are looking to repeat back-to-back victories over the Trojans and the Waves – this time in windier conditions. Read more...

Photo: Junior Nicole McNamara will take on USC and Pepperdine for the second time this season with partner junior Megan McNamara. The pair went 2-0 on Wednesday in the Bruins' victories against the Trojans and Waves. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior Nicole McNamara will take on USC and Pepperdine for the second time this season with partner junior Megan McNamara. The pair went 2-0 on Wednesday in the Bruins' victories against the Trojans and Waves. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Izzy Carey secured two straight-set victories against Pepperdine and USC for the Bruins with partner Megan Muret. The junior will face these two teams again this weekend and said remaining confident is key. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Beach volleyball victorious in two-game sweep against USC, Pepperdine

Three Bruin pairs helped secure victories against two of the top teams in the country. No. 3 UCLA beach volleyball (5-1) defeated No. 1 USC (4-2) and No. Read more...

Photo: Izzy Carey secured two straight-set victories against Pepperdine and USC for the Bruins with partner Megan Muret. The junior will face these two teams again this weekend and said remaining confident is key. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Izzy Carey secured two straight-set victories against Pepperdine and USC for the Bruins with partner Megan Muret. The junior will face these two teams again this weekend and said remaining confident is key. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior Elise Zappia started this season with three wins in Honolulu with partner Madi Yeomans. Last season, Zappia was paired with Torrey Van Winden who has since transferred to Cal Poly. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Beach volleyball to face No. 1 USC, No. 5 Pepperdine two weeks into season

In only their second week of competition, the Bruins will face two top-five teams. No. 3 UCLA beach volleyball (3-1) will take on No. 5 Pepperdine (2-1) and No. Read more...

Photo: Senior Elise Zappia started this season with three wins in Honolulu with partner Madi Yeomans. Last season, Zappia was paired with Torrey Van Winden who has since transferred to Cal Poly. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior Elise Zappia started this season with three wins in Honolulu with partner Madi Yeomans. Last season, Zappia was paired with Torrey Van Winden who has since transferred to Cal Poly. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Megan McNamara won three matches this weekend with her partner Nicole McNamara. The junior clinched the victory for UCLA against Hawai'i on Sunday. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin Senior)

Beach volleyball succeeds in high-pressure matches

The Bruins didn’t get the season start they were looking for – but they recovered. No. 3 UCLA beach volleyball (3-1) traveled to Honolulu this weekend to face No. Read more...

Photo: Megan McNamara won three matches this weekend with her partner Nicole McNamara. The junior clinched the victory for UCLA against Hawai'i on Sunday. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin Senior)

Megan McNamara won three matches this weekend with her partner Nicole McNamara. The junior clinched the victory for UCLA against Hawai'i on Sunday. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin Senior)


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