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Senior Sarah Sponcil set junior Lily Justine up for a cross-court cut shot to clinch the dual victory for UCLA beach volleyball. Sponcil and Justine won in straight sets 21-18, 21-14 after USC tied the dual up 2-2 with a straight set win on court one. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Beach volleyball wins 3-2 for second straight year at USC, credits patience as key

For the second consecutive time at Merle Norman Stadium, it came down to the last court. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball (6-0) topped No. 2 USC (1-1) 3-2 at Merle Norman Stadium, with junior Lily Justine and senior Sarah Sponcil clinching the win with a 2-0 sweep over their Trojan opponents. Read more...

Photo: Senior Sarah Sponcil set junior Lily Justine up for a cross-court cut shot to clinch the dual victory for UCLA beach volleyball. Sponcil and Justine won in straight sets 21-18, 21-14 after USC tied the dual up 2-2 with a straight set win on court one. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Senior Sarah Sponcil set junior Lily Justine up for a cross-court cut shot to clinch the dual victory for UCLA beach volleyball. Sponcil and Justine won in straight sets 21-18, 21-14 after USC tied the dual up 2-2 with a straight set win on court one. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore Mac May and her partner Savvy Simo are the only two to drop a match so far this season. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball will take on crosstown rival No. 2 USC on Wednesday afternoon. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Beach volleyball looks to repeat 2018 victories against USC to stay on top

The Bruins’ national title defense will continue against their biggest rival. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball (5-0) will face crosstown rival No. 2 USC (0-0) at Merle Norman Stadium on Wednesday afternoon in the teams’ first of three scheduled meetings this year. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Mac May and her partner Savvy Simo are the only two to drop a match so far this season. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball will take on crosstown rival No. 2 USC on Wednesday afternoon. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sophomore Mac May and her partner Savvy Simo are the only two to drop a match so far this season. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball will take on crosstown rival No. 2 USC on Wednesday afternoon. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Freshman Abby Van Winkle and partner senior Zana Muno went undefeated on court three last weekend at the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic in Hawaii this weekend. UCLA beach volleyball remains undefeated on the season. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Beach volleyball remains undefeated with near-perfect showing in Hawaii

The Bruins fell just one match short of completing a perfect weekend. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball (5-0) finished undefeated at the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic in Hawaii. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Abby Van Winkle and partner senior Zana Muno went undefeated on court three last weekend at the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic in Hawaii this weekend. UCLA beach volleyball remains undefeated on the season. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Abby Van Winkle and partner senior Zana Muno went undefeated on court three last weekend at the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic in Hawaii this weekend. UCLA beach volleyball remains undefeated on the season. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Senior Izzy Carey hit a high line kill on court five to clinch the dual victory for UCLA beach volleyball. The Bruins swept Cal Poly in its season opener Thursday morning. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Bruin beach volleyball sets sail with 5-0 sweep of Cal Poly

The celebration of last year’s national title is over. “The takeaway from last year was a sense of confidence – that we can do this,” said coach Stein Metzger. Read more...

Photo: Senior Izzy Carey hit a high line kill on court five to clinch the dual victory for UCLA beach volleyball. The Bruins swept Cal Poly in its season opener Thursday morning. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

Senior Izzy Carey hit a high line kill on court five to clinch the dual victory for UCLA beach volleyball. The Bruins swept Cal Poly in its season opener Thursday morning. (Anirudh Keni/Daily Bruin)

UCLA beach volleyball became the first team in NCAA history to win the national title from the elimination bracket last season. The No.1-ranked Bruins will kick off their season hosting No. 6 Mustangs on Thursday morning. (Daily Bruin file photo)

With little change to roster, UCLA beach volleyball returns to defend title

The Bruins are back – and returning all but one player from last year’s championship team. No. 1 UCLA beach volleyball brought home its first-ever NCAA title in May and became the first team to win the NCAA tournament from the elimination bracket. Read more...

Photo: UCLA beach volleyball became the first team in NCAA history to win the national title from the elimination bracket last season. The No.1-ranked Bruins will kick off their season hosting No. 6 Mustangs on Thursday morning. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA beach volleyball became the first team in NCAA history to win the national title from the elimination bracket last season. The No.1-ranked Bruins will kick off their season hosting No. 6 Mustangs on Thursday morning. (Daily Bruin file photo)

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The Rundown: Jan. 8

Football Sam Connon, assistant Sports editor Josh Rosen’s first NFL season ended like it began – in not-so-spectacular fashion. The former UCLA football quarterback started 13 games for the Arizona Cardinals after being selected with the 10th overall pick in last year’s NFL Draft. Read more...

Photo: (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

(Amy Dixon/Photo editor)


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