Tuesday, September 18


UCLA women’s volleyball will be celebrating senior night Friday against the Utah Utes, a team that toppled the Bruins in four sets the last time the two teams faced off. The team will honor senior setter Sarah Sponcil and senior outside hitter Reily Buechler in the John Wooden Center. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Women’s volleyball ready for matches against Utah and Colorado

The last time UCLA women’s volleyball faced these two top-25 teams, one match resulted in a four-set loss and the other in a five-set win. “We have nothing to lose against these teams – they are both really good teams,” said senior outside hitter Reily Buechler. Read more...

Photo: UCLA women’s volleyball will be celebrating senior night Friday against the Utah Utes, a team that toppled the Bruins in four sets the last time the two teams faced off. The team will honor senior setter Sarah Sponcil and senior outside hitter Reily Buechler in the John Wooden Center. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA women’s volleyball will be celebrating senior night Friday against the Utah Utes, a team that toppled the Bruins in four sets the last time the two teams faced off. The team will honor senior setter Sarah Sponcil and senior outside hitter Reily Buechler in the John Wooden Center. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore middle blocker Madeleine Gates leads UCLA women's volleyball with 77 block assists and 19 solo blocks, along with leading the Bruins with a hitting percentage of .337. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Bruin middle blocker brings stability to court with focus, big presence

Michael Sealy said when he first met Madeleine Gates, she seemed shy. “When she first came here, sometimes she wouldn’t make eye contact, or she’d be a little bit nervous in conversations,” said Sealy, the UCLA women’s volleyball coach. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore middle blocker Madeleine Gates leads UCLA women's volleyball with 77 block assists and 19 solo blocks, along with leading the Bruins with a hitting percentage of .337. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore middle blocker Madeleine Gates leads UCLA women's volleyball with 77 block assists and 19 solo blocks, along with leading the Bruins with a hitting percentage of .337. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Stanford, Washington and California are the three teams with the strongest records in Pac-12 play this year. Stanford’s final three conference matches are against UCLA, San Diego State and California – three teams the Cardinal have already beaten. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Around the League: UCLA men’s soccer set to end season with lowest win rate in 70 years

Men’s soccerNicholas Yekikian, assistant Sports editor With No. 4 Stanford’s (14-1-2, 8-0-1 Pac-12) 5-1 drubbing of UCLA (7-9-1, 4-5-0) last week, the Cardinal clinched their fourth consecutive Pac-12 title. Read more...

Photo: Stanford, Washington and California are the three teams with the strongest records in Pac-12 play this year. Stanford’s final three conference matches are against UCLA, San Diego State and California – three teams the Cardinal have already beaten. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Stanford, Washington and California are the three teams with the strongest records in Pac-12 play this year. Stanford’s final three conference matches are against UCLA, San Diego State and California – three teams the Cardinal have already beaten. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman opposite Mac May recorded 26 total kills in UCLA's wins over Arizona and Arizona State last weekend. The freshman has 219 kills and 25 aces on the season. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Women’s volleyball sees offensive strength against Arizona, Arizona State

The Bruins haven’t had to rely on just one player this season. No. 18 UCLA women’s volleyball (15-8, 8-6 Pac-12) showed its variety of offensive talent during the weekend against Arizona and Arizona State. Read more...

Photo: Freshman opposite Mac May recorded 26 total kills in UCLA's wins over Arizona and Arizona State last weekend. The freshman has 219 kills and 25 aces on the season. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Freshman opposite Mac May recorded 26 total kills in UCLA's wins over Arizona and Arizona State last weekend. The freshman has 219 kills and 25 aces on the season. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Middle blocker Kyra Rogers posted a hitting percentage of .429 in UCLA's sweep of Arizona State Saturday. The junior recorded eight kills, two solo blocks and two block assists. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Women’s volleyball sweeps Arizona State with strong offensive effort

The Bruins said their focus was on executing a strong offense. And they did just that. No. 18 UCLA women’s volleyball (15-8, 8-6 Pac-12) swept Arizona State (10-16, 0-14) on Saturday, hitting .366 against the Sun Devils’ .204. Read more...

Photo: Middle blocker Kyra Rogers posted a hitting percentage of .429 in UCLA's sweep of Arizona State Saturday. The junior recorded eight kills, two solo blocks and two block assists. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Middle blocker Kyra Rogers posted a hitting percentage of .429 in UCLA's sweep of Arizona State Saturday. The junior recorded eight kills, two solo blocks and two block assists. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Senior outside hitter Reily Buechler had 16 kills, five block assists and seven digs in UCLA's four-set win over Arizona. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA women’s volleyball takes down Arizona in four sets

UCLA women’s volleyball survived nine lead changes, 17 ties and five set points to take the second set against Arizona. “I thought it would be more stressful but I think we were all just really focused and we weren’t trying to push too hard,” said sophomore middle blocker Madeleine Gates. Read more...

Photo: Senior outside hitter Reily Buechler had 16 kills, five block assists and seven digs in UCLA's four-set win over Arizona. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Senior outside hitter Reily Buechler had 16 kills, five block assists and seven digs in UCLA's four-set win over Arizona. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)


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