Tuesday, November 20

Juniors Nicole McNamara and Megan McNamara clinched the Bruins' win over Stanford on Friday in the Pac-12 championships. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Beach volleyball thriving in Pac-12 championships, looking to extend win streak

The Bruins still have not lost a match. They haven’t even dropped a set. No. 1-seeded UCLA beach volleyball (32-3) breezed past No. 4-seeded Stanford (17-12) on Friday afternoon for its second consecutive sweep in the Pac-12 championships. Read more...

Photo: Juniors Nicole McNamara and Megan McNamara clinched the Bruins' win over Stanford on Friday in the Pac-12 championships. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Juniors Nicole McNamara and Megan McNamara clinched the Bruins' win over Stanford on Friday in the Pac-12 championships. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore Lily Justine and partner junior Sarah Sponcil defeated their Utah opponents in straight sets Thursday in the Bruins' win over the Utes. No. 1 seed UCLA will now move on to face No. 4 seed Stanford in the quarterfinal of the Pac-12 tournament. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Beach volleyball defeats Utah, takes each match in straight sets

Lily Justine took care of business on the sand, but she had to switch gears quickly. The sophomore and junior Sarah Sponcil trounced the Utes 21-11, 21-7 to put the Bruins up 4-0 – just in time for Justine to take her genetics midterm. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Lily Justine and partner junior Sarah Sponcil defeated their Utah opponents in straight sets Thursday in the Bruins' win over the Utes. No. 1 seed UCLA will now move on to face No. 4 seed Stanford in the quarterfinal of the Pac-12 tournament. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore Lily Justine and partner junior Sarah Sponcil defeated their Utah opponents in straight sets Thursday in the Bruins' win over the Utes. No. 1 seed UCLA will now move on to face No. 4 seed Stanford in the quarterfinal of the Pac-12 tournament. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)


Sophomore Madi Yeomans recently paired with senior Elise Zappia after the injury of junior Zana Muno. The duo won their match against Long Beach State in three sets Thursday. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA beach volleyball shores up winning streak in match against 49ers

Despite recent lineup changes, the Bruins finished the regular season with new records. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball (31-3, 3-0 Pac-12) claimed its 26th consecutive win by defeating No. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Madi Yeomans recently paired with senior Elise Zappia after the injury of junior Zana Muno. The duo won their match against Long Beach State in three sets Thursday. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore Madi Yeomans recently paired with senior Elise Zappia after the injury of junior Zana Muno. The duo won their match against Long Beach State in three sets Thursday. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Freshman Megan Muret and junior Izzy Carey post a 24-1 record on court five and an overall record of 28-5 this year, good for best on the team. The duo has helped lead the Bruins to the top rank in the nation. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Around the League: Tennis vies for top Pac-12 spots, beach volleyball enters conference play

TennisAngie Forburger, assistant Sports editor With the Pac-12 Tournament looming, the race is on for the top spot in the conference tennis standings. UCLA men’s tennis (22-2, 7-0 Pac-12) has already claimed the No. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Megan Muret and junior Izzy Carey post a 24-1 record on court five and an overall record of 28-5 this year, good for best on the team. The duo has helped lead the Bruins to the top rank in the nation. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Freshman Megan Muret and junior Izzy Carey post a 24-1 record on court five and an overall record of 28-5 this year, good for best on the team. The duo has helped lead the Bruins to the top rank in the nation. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Junior Sarah Sponcil and partner sophomore Lily Justine have a 10-match win streak on court two, earning them their first Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week honor last week. In the Bruins' win against Long Beach State earlier this season, the pair came out on top in its three-set match. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin)

Beach volleyball won’t let the wind blow away its chance to win

The Bruins have been persistently studying the wind. In practice Tuesday, the team hauled portable nets down to the Santa Monica beaches to imitate a wind direction that it will face in its last regular season match. Read more...

Photo: Junior Sarah Sponcil and partner sophomore Lily Justine have a 10-match win streak on court two, earning them their first Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week honor last week. In the Bruins' win against Long Beach State earlier this season, the pair came out on top in its three-set match. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin)

Junior Sarah Sponcil and partner sophomore Lily Justine have a 10-match win streak on court two, earning them their first Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week honor last week. In the Bruins' win against Long Beach State earlier this season, the pair came out on top in its three-set match. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin)

Junior Sarah Sponcil and partner sophomore Lily Justine were named this week's Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week. The duo extended its win streak to 10 this past weekend at the Stanford West Coast Classic and has only dropped one set in its last six matches.(Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

The Rundown: April 12

Track and FieldNicholas Yekikian, assistant Sports editor Usually, when awards are administered by either the MPSF or the NCAA, just one or two athletes from a particular team are singled out for something exceptional. Read more...

Photo: Junior Sarah Sponcil and partner sophomore Lily Justine were named this week's Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week. The duo extended its win streak to 10 this past weekend at the Stanford West Coast Classic and has only dropped one set in its last six matches.(Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Junior Sarah Sponcil and partner sophomore Lily Justine were named this week's Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week. The duo extended its win streak to 10 this past weekend at the Stanford West Coast Classic and has only dropped one set in its last six matches.(Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)


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