Monday, February 18


The UCLA Bruins' season ended Saturday after they lost 10-6 to the USC Trojans in the semifinals of the NCAA championships. UCLA will be graduating a trio of seniors, but coach Adam Wright sees potential for next season. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Despite loss to USC in semifinals, women’s water polo sees future potential

UCLA women’s water polo’s season ended in the NCAA semifinals for the second time in three years. The No. 4-seeded Bruins (23-8, 2-3 MPSF) played their last game of the season Saturday and lost to the No. Read more...

Photo: The UCLA Bruins' season ended Saturday after they lost 10-6 to the USC Trojans in the semifinals of the NCAA championships. UCLA will be graduating a trio of seniors, but coach Adam Wright sees potential for next season. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

The UCLA Bruins' season ended Saturday after they lost 10-6 to the USC Trojans in the semifinals of the NCAA championships. UCLA will be graduating a trio of seniors, but coach Adam Wright sees potential for next season. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Junior goalie Carlee Kapana ended the game with 10 saves. No. 4 seed UCLA’s season was ended by a loss to No. 1 seed USC in the NCAA semifinals Saturday. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA women’s water polo falls 10-6 to USC in NCAA semifinals

The Trojans scored five goals in the opening quarter, and the Bruins were never able to recover from the deficit despite a strong second half. “The game got away there in the first half, but in the second half we locked it in and we played a great second half,” said coach Adam Wright. Read more...

Photo: Junior goalie Carlee Kapana ended the game with 10 saves. No. 4 seed UCLA’s season was ended by a loss to No. 1 seed USC in the NCAA semifinals Saturday. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Junior goalie Carlee Kapana ended the game with 10 saves. No. 4 seed UCLA’s season was ended by a loss to No. 1 seed USC in the NCAA semifinals Saturday. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore attacker Devin Grab scored two goals in the Bruins' 8-4 win in the NCAA quarterfinal Friday. No. 4 UCLA will next face No. 1 USC on Saturday in its semifinal. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Women’s water polo submerges Pacific in NCAA quarterfinal, will face USC

The Bruin defense was able to hold Pacific to just 4 goals in the NCAA tournament quarterfinal. “The hallmark of UCLA women’s water polo has absolutely been attention to defense and we’ve seen it a lot here today,” said coach Adam Wright. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore attacker Devin Grab scored two goals in the Bruins' 8-4 win in the NCAA quarterfinal Friday. No. 4 UCLA will next face No. 1 USC on Saturday in its semifinal. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore attacker Devin Grab scored two goals in the Bruins' 8-4 win in the NCAA quarterfinal Friday. No. 4 UCLA will next face No. 1 USC on Saturday in its semifinal. (Grant Mooney/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore attacker Maddie Musselman leads the Bruins with 53 goals and 31 assists on the season so far. UCLA women's water polo will play Pacific in the quarterfinals of the NCAA championship Friday. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Women’s water polo sees consistency as key as NCAA tournament campaign begins

The Bruins will have a chance to win their eighth program title this weekend. No. 4 seed UCLA women’s water polo (22-7, 2-3 MPSF) earned a bye in the first round and will begin its journey in the NCAA tournament by facing Pacific (18-7, 7-0 West Coast Conference) in the quarterfinals Friday at USC’s Uytengsu Aquatic Center. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore attacker Maddie Musselman leads the Bruins with 53 goals and 31 assists on the season so far. UCLA women's water polo will play Pacific in the quarterfinals of the NCAA championship Friday. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore attacker Maddie Musselman leads the Bruins with 53 goals and 31 assists on the season so far. UCLA women's water polo will play Pacific in the quarterfinals of the NCAA championship Friday. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Brooke Maxson said the Bruins need to work on being both mentally and physically stronger as they head into the NCAA tournament next weekend. The sophomore attacker has scored 11 goals this season and has posted multiple goals in three games. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA women’s water polo enters NCAA tournament as fourth seed

Of the top-four collegiate women’s water polo teams, the Bruins are seeded fourth. Before UCLA takes on its top-four companions – No.1 seed USC, No. 2 seed Stanford and No. Read more...

Photo: Brooke Maxson said the Bruins need to work on being both mentally and physically stronger as they head into the NCAA tournament next weekend. The sophomore attacker has scored 11 goals this season and has posted multiple goals in three games. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Brooke Maxson said the Bruins need to work on being both mentally and physically stronger as they head into the NCAA tournament next weekend. The sophomore attacker has scored 11 goals this season and has posted multiple goals in three games. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior Nicole McNamara has led the Bruins to earn the top seed in the NCAA tournament, alongside junior Megan McNamara on court one. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Around the League: Beach volleyball qualifies for NCAA tournament, baseball ties for Pac-12 top

Beach volleyball Angie Forburger, assistant Sports editor Of the nine Pac-12 beach volleyball programs, two qualified for the NCAA tournament in Gulf Shores, Alabama this weekend. Read more...

Photo: Junior Nicole McNamara has led the Bruins to earn the top seed in the NCAA tournament, alongside junior Megan McNamara on court one. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Junior Nicole McNamara has led the Bruins to earn the top seed in the NCAA tournament, alongside junior Megan McNamara on court one. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)


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