Sunday, May 28

Freshman Torrey Van Winden led the Bruins in kills last week against the Oregon schools. The outside hitter earned Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin staff)

Women’s volleyball picks up momentum with Van Winden back in play

Coach Michael Sealy has even admitted it – the Bruins lack size on the pins. UCLA women’s volleyball has gotten by with small hitters hitting crafty shots against bigger blockers, but if last weekend’s pair of wins is any indication, the Bruins may have finally found the big pin hitter they’ve been lacking. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Torrey Van Winden led the Bruins in kills last week against the Oregon schools. The outside hitter earned Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin staff)

Freshman Torrey Van Winden led the Bruins in kills last week against the Oregon schools. The outside hitter earned Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin staff)

Legendary coach Al Scates called the game for Pac-12 Network. He said that a set by redshirt junior Ryann Chandler was the greatest of the game. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Women’s volleyball defeats Oregon State in commanding sweep

For their first time in conference play, the Bruins have ended the week with a winning streak. Following Wednesday’s victory over Oregon, No. 20 UCLA women’s volleyball (14-4, 5-3 Pac-12) took down unranked Oregon State (8-10, 1-6) in straight sets Friday. Read more...

Photo: Legendary coach Al Scates called the game for Pac-12 Network. He said that a set by redshirt junior Ryann Chandler was the greatest of the game. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Legendary coach Al Scates called the game for Pac-12 Network. He said that a set by redshirt junior Ryann Chandler was the greatest of the game. (Daily Bruin file photo)


Torrey Van Winden (left) had the best game of her young collegiate career Wednesday. The freshman opposite led the Bruins in both kills and hitting percentage, while also posting a double-double.  (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Women’s volleyball defeats Oregon Ducks in five-set nailbiter

The look of sheer disappointment on Jordan Anderson’s face as she was taken out of set two said it all. UCLA women’s volleyball had dropped the first set and fell behind 6-8 in the second. Read more...

Photo: Torrey Van Winden (left) had the best game of her young collegiate career Wednesday. The freshman opposite led the Bruins in both kills and hitting percentage, while also posting a double-double. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Torrey Van Winden (left) had the best game of her young collegiate career Wednesday. The freshman opposite led the Bruins in both kills and hitting percentage, while also posting a double-double.  (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Originally pegged as a top contender, UCLA women's volleyball has since fallen to No. 20. The Bruins currently have a 12-4 record but are only 3-3 in conference play. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Women’s volleyball prepares to face Pac-12 standout Oregon

Washington, UCLA and Stanford came into the preseason with top-10 rankings and Pac-12 title aspirations. Fast forward to week seven. The Bruins and Cardinal have slipped out of the top 10, and previously unranked Oregon and Washington State top the Pac-12 rankings. Read more...

Photo: Originally pegged as a top contender, UCLA women's volleyball has since fallen to No. 20. The Bruins currently have a 12-4 record but are only 3-3 in conference play. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Originally pegged as a top contender, UCLA women's volleyball has since fallen to No. 20. The Bruins currently have a 12-4 record but are only 3-3 in conference play. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Torrey Van Winden led the Bruins with 16 kills Sunday, but the freshman opposite's career-high performance wasn't enough to carry UCLA to a victory. Arizona took the match in five sets. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin staff)

Women’s volleyball falls short against Arizona despite new formation

After a 3-0 victory over No. 22 USC, the unranked Arizona Wildcats carried a lot of momentum going into their matchup against UCLA Sunday. They found a much tougher battle waiting on the west side of town, but the outcome was the same. Read more...

Photo: Torrey Van Winden led the Bruins with 16 kills Sunday, but the freshman opposite's career-high performance wasn't enough to carry UCLA to a victory. Arizona took the match in five sets. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin staff)

Torrey Van Winden led the Bruins with 16 kills Sunday, but the freshman opposite's career-high performance wasn't enough to carry UCLA to a victory. Arizona took the match in five sets. (Jennifer Hu/Daily Bruin staff)



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