Tuesday, August 20

Junior Savvy Simo and her partner sophomore Lea Monkhouse won 21-14, 23-21 to give UCLA beach volleyball its second point of the dual. The Bruins defeated California 3-0 in the contender’s bracket final of the Pac-12 championship. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Beach volleyball heads to Pac-12 championship final after victory over California

The Bruins get one more shot to defend their Pac-12 title. No. 1 seed UCLA beach volleyball (31-2) defeated to No. 3 seed California (22-9) 3-0 in the contender’s bracket final of the Pac-12 championship. Read more...

Photo: Junior Savvy Simo and her partner sophomore Lea Monkhouse won 21-14, 23-21 to give UCLA beach volleyball its second point of the dual. The Bruins defeated California 3-0 in the contender’s bracket final of the Pac-12 championship. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Junior Savvy Simo and her partner sophomore Lea Monkhouse won 21-14, 23-21 to give UCLA beach volleyball its second point of the dual. The Bruins defeated California 3-0 in the contender’s bracket final of the Pac-12 championship. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Seniors Nicole McNamara (left) and Megan McNamara (right) fell to USC's Abril Bustamante and Tina Graudina on court one, giving the Trojans the 3-2 victory in the Pac-12 championship. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Beach volleyball falls to USC in Pac-12 tournament for second loss of season

It came down to court one. Fans flooded to the middle court, where senior Megan McNamara slapped her sister’s hand before stepping back to the service line. Read more...

Photo: Seniors Nicole McNamara (left) and Megan McNamara (right) fell to USC's Abril Bustamante and Tina Graudina on court one, giving the Trojans the 3-2 victory in the Pac-12 championship. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Seniors Nicole McNamara (left) and Megan McNamara (right) fell to USC's Abril Bustamante and Tina Graudina on court one, giving the Trojans the 3-2 victory in the Pac-12 championship. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Senior Megan McNamara and her partner senior Nicole McNamara clinched the Bruins' 3-0 sweep over Oregon on Thursday afternoon. UCLA beach volleyball will face Arizona in the quarterfinals on Friday. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Beach volleyball preps for quarterfinals of Pac-12 tournament after sweeping Oregon

Make it seven sweeps of Pac-12 teams for the Bruins. No. 1 seed UCLA beach volleyball (29-1) opened the Pac-12 championships with a 3-0 win over No. Read more...

Photo: Senior Megan McNamara and her partner senior Nicole McNamara clinched the Bruins' 3-0 sweep over Oregon on Thursday afternoon. UCLA beach volleyball will face Arizona in the quarterfinals on Friday. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Senior Megan McNamara and her partner senior Nicole McNamara clinched the Bruins' 3-0 sweep over Oregon on Thursday afternoon. UCLA beach volleyball will face Arizona in the quarterfinals on Friday. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Senior Izzy Carey – who earned the Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the year – will compete in her final Pac-12 championship this weekend. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Beach volleyball prepares to defend conference title in Trojan territory

With the regular season behind them, the Bruins are set to defend both of last season’s titles. No. 1 UCLA (28-1) will begin postseason play at the Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Championship at Merle Norman Stadium in Los Angeles. Read more...

Photo: Senior Izzy Carey – who earned the Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the year – will compete in her final Pac-12 championship this weekend. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Senior Izzy Carey – who earned the Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the year – will compete in her final Pac-12 championship this weekend. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Senior Sarah Sponcil said UCLA beach volleyball's lone loss of the season to USC could not come at a better time. The Bruins will begin postseason play at the Pac-12 championship Thursday. (Sim Beauchamp/Daily Bruin)

Beach volleyball seeks postseason success following near-perfect regular season

The Bruins are headed to the postseason with a near-perfect record. A loss to crosstown rival No. 2 USC (24-4) on April 7 stripped No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball (28-1) of its perfect record. Read more...

Photo: Senior Sarah Sponcil said UCLA beach volleyball's lone loss of the season to USC could not come at a better time. The Bruins will begin postseason play at the Pac-12 championship Thursday. (Sim Beauchamp/Daily Bruin)

Senior Sarah Sponcil said UCLA beach volleyball's lone loss of the season to USC could not come at a better time. The Bruins will begin postseason play at the Pac-12 championship Thursday. (Sim Beauchamp/Daily Bruin)

UCLA beach volleyball completed back-to-back sweeps on Senior Day as the Bruins honored seniors Sarah Sponcil, Zana Muno, Nicole McNamara, Megan McNamara and Izzy Carey on Saturday afternoon. (Sim Beauchamp/Daily Bruin)

Beach volleyball shows versatility of lineup with consecutive Senior Day sweeps

Izzy Carey unplugged her phone from the speaker at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center for the last time. The senior stopped the playlist titled “117,” – but the Bruins’ chase for UCLA’s 117th national championship is not over yet. Read more...

Photo: UCLA beach volleyball completed back-to-back sweeps on Senior Day as the Bruins honored seniors Sarah Sponcil, Zana Muno, Nicole McNamara, Megan McNamara and Izzy Carey on Saturday afternoon. (Sim Beauchamp/Daily Bruin)

UCLA beach volleyball completed back-to-back sweeps on Senior Day as the Bruins honored seniors Sarah Sponcil, Zana Muno, Nicole McNamara, Megan McNamara and Izzy Carey on Saturday afternoon. (Sim Beauchamp/Daily Bruin)



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