Tuesday, January 23

Despite UCLA's second loss in two weeks, senior utility Alex Roelse and the Bruins expressed confidence in the future. UCLA is 17-3 this season, but remains without a win in conference play. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA men’s water polo sees growth, remains hopeful after recent losses

Despite a second straight loss to a Big Four opponent, UCLA men’s water polo is experiencing the growth it has been waiting for. “I think one of the more positive things for me is seeing the team grow over the last two weeks,” said senior utility Alex Roelse. Read more...

Photo: Despite UCLA's second loss in two weeks, senior utility Alex Roelse and the Bruins expressed confidence in the future. UCLA is 17-3 this season, but remains without a win in conference play. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Despite UCLA's second loss in two weeks, senior utility Alex Roelse and the Bruins expressed confidence in the future. UCLA is 17-3 this season, but remains without a win in conference play. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA men's water polo failed to pick up its first MPSF win of the season after falling to No. 4 Stanford on Saturday night. Senior attacker Max Irving scored one goal in the game, bringing his season total to 32. (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)

Men’s water polo sinks to Stanford 7-5, comes back 14-6 against SJSU

There was a little over a minute left to play in the fourth quarter, and UCLA men’s water polo found itself down by two goals against Stanford. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men's water polo failed to pick up its first MPSF win of the season after falling to No. 4 Stanford on Saturday night. Senior attacker Max Irving scored one goal in the game, bringing his season total to 32. (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA men's water polo failed to pick up its first MPSF win of the season after falling to No. 4 Stanford on Saturday night. Senior attacker Max Irving scored one goal in the game, bringing his season total to 32. (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA women's volleyball will open a four game home stand this weekend against Arizona and Arizona State. The Bruins lost both matches last weekend at Washington and Washington State.(Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Weekend in Preview: Women’s volleyball, swimming and diving seek improvement in Arizona

Men’s water poloRyan Smith, assistant Sports editor UCLA men’s water polo will take on a top-five team for the third straight week when it visits Stanford on Saturday. Read more...

Photo: UCLA women's volleyball will open a four game home stand this weekend against Arizona and Arizona State. The Bruins lost both matches last weekend at Washington and Washington State.(Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA women's volleyball will open a four game home stand this weekend against Arizona and Arizona State. The Bruins lost both matches last weekend at Washington and Washington State.(Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior goalkeeper Aleksander Ruzic has been splitting time with redshirt sophomore Alex Wolf in the cage for UCLA. Ruzic is allowing .32 goals less per game than Wolf has so far this season. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA men’s water polo finds team cohesion in win over Pacific

It’s been the same story for UCLA men’s water polo – lack of consistency, trouble on 6-on-5 opportunities and a young team learning to fill the void of a missing veteran presence. Read more...

Photo: Senior goalkeeper Aleksander Ruzic has been splitting time with redshirt sophomore Alex Wolf in the cage for UCLA. Ruzic is allowing .32 goals less per game than Wolf has so far this season. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Senior goalkeeper Aleksander Ruzic has been splitting time with redshirt sophomore Alex Wolf in the cage for UCLA. Ruzic is allowing .32 goals less per game than Wolf has so far this season. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

No. 3 UCLA men's water polo took down No. 5 Pacific for the second time this season on Saturday. Senior center Matt Farmer led the way for the Bruins scoring four of team's twelve goals. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Men’s water polo stops furious fourth-quarter Pacific comeback to win

The last time UCLA faced No. 5 Pacific, they were trying to stave off an upset. This time it would be different. No. 3 UCLA (16-2, 0-1 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) never trailed Pacific (14-4) in its second match-up against the Tigers this season, securing a 12-11 win. Read more...

Photo: No. 3 UCLA men's water polo took down No. 5 Pacific for the second time this season on Saturday. Senior center Matt Farmer led the way for the Bruins scoring four of team's twelve goals. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

No. 3 UCLA men's water polo took down No. 5 Pacific for the second time this season on Saturday. Senior center Matt Farmer led the way for the Bruins scoring four of team's twelve goals. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Cross country is the first UCLA team to end its postseason, and this weekend the top 10 men and women will be competing in Springfield, Oregon, against schools such as Colorado, Stanford and Arizona State. (Photo courtesy of Ricky Bassman)

Weekend in Preview: Men’s water polo prepares for Pacific, women’s volleyball faces Washington

This post was updated Oct. 27 at 12:04 p.m.   Cross Country Nicholas Yekikian, assistant Sports editor The No. 14 men’s cross country team has covered 40,000 meters to get to this point, and the women have raced across 25,000. Read more...

Photo: Cross country is the first UCLA team to end its postseason, and this weekend the top 10 men and women will be competing in Springfield, Oregon, against schools such as Colorado, Stanford and Arizona State. (Photo courtesy of Ricky Bassman)

Cross country is the first UCLA team to end its postseason, and this weekend the top 10 men and women will be competing in Springfield, Oregon, against schools such as Colorado, Stanford and Arizona State. (Photo courtesy of Ricky Bassman)

UCLA men's water polo has allowed 111 goals through 17 games this season, 28 more than it did at this time in 2016. The Bruins surrendered 12 goals in a loss to No. 3 California on Saturday. (Andrew Arifin/Daily Bruin)

Stagnating offense, inconsistency impairs men’s water polo’s efficacy

Statistically, UCLA men’s water polo has seen a decrease in productivity on both sides of the ball this season. Through 17 games, the No. 2 Bruins (15-2, 0-1 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) are scoring more than a full goal less per game than they have at this time last season. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men's water polo has allowed 111 goals through 17 games this season, 28 more than it did at this time in 2016. The Bruins surrendered 12 goals in a loss to No. 3 California on Saturday. (Andrew Arifin/Daily Bruin)

UCLA men's water polo has allowed 111 goals through 17 games this season, 28 more than it did at this time in 2016. The Bruins surrendered 12 goals in a loss to No. 3 California on Saturday. (Andrew Arifin/Daily Bruin)


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