Saturday, October 19

Sophomore Kyla Ross scored a meet-high 9.95 on the uneven bars in UCLA's first-place finish at the Elevate the Stage meet Sunday. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Gymnastics finishes strong in first place despite empty Reno crowd

Last week, UCLA gymnastics opened the season at home, where the team had a crowd to pump it up. But for the Elevate The Stage meet, the gymnasts faced an empty Reno Convention Center. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Kyla Ross scored a meet-high 9.95 on the uneven bars in UCLA's first-place finish at the Elevate the Stage meet Sunday. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Sophomore Kyla Ross scored a meet-high 9.95 on the uneven bars in UCLA's first-place finish at the Elevate the Stage meet Sunday. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Assistant Photo editor)

Junior forward Hailie Mace scored two goals for the UCLA Bruins in their win over the Princeton Tigers on Saturday night. With the win, UCLA will head to Orlando for the semifinals Friday, where it will face Duke. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA women’s soccer beats Princeton 3-1, heads into NCAA semifinal

UCLA women’s soccer is headed to the NCAA Women’s College Cup for the 10th time in the program’s history. No. 4 seed Princeton (16-3-1), searching for a second-straight upset, was outmatched from start to finish by No. Read more...

Photo: Junior forward Hailie Mace scored two goals for the UCLA Bruins in their win over the Princeton Tigers on Saturday night. With the win, UCLA will head to Orlando for the semifinals Friday, where it will face Duke. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior forward Hailie Mace scored two goals for the UCLA Bruins in their win over the Princeton Tigers on Saturday night. With the win, UCLA will head to Orlando for the semifinals Friday, where it will face Duke. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Anika and Karina Rodriguez spent time playing against each other in their home's backyard. Their father, Rafael Rodriguez, said he trained them the same way, but the girls naturally fell into differing roles on the field. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA sisters’ soccer advancements rooted in family support, training

Anika and Karina Rodriguez’s journeys began at home. Their father Rafael Rodriguez, a youth soccer coach, started training them in the backyard at ages 4 and 5. Read more...

Photo: Anika and Karina Rodriguez spent time playing against each other in their home's backyard. Their father, Rafael Rodriguez, said he trained them the same way, but the girls naturally fell into differing roles on the field. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Anika and Karina Rodriguez spent time playing against each other in their home's backyard. Their father, Rafael Rodriguez, said he trained them the same way, but the girls naturally fell into differing roles on the field. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Redshirt sophomore midfielder Anika Rodriguez scored the first goal for the No. 2 seed Bruins in their 3-1 win over the San Diego State Aztecs on Friday night. (Edward Figueroa/Daily Bruin)

Women’s soccer opens up tournament play with victory over SDSU

No. 2 seed UCLA women’s soccer (16-2-2) took care of business on Friday night against San Diego State (12-8-2), snatching a 3-1 win to open its NCAA Tournament campaign. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt sophomore midfielder Anika Rodriguez scored the first goal for the No. 2 seed Bruins in their 3-1 win over the San Diego State Aztecs on Friday night. (Edward Figueroa/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt sophomore midfielder Anika Rodriguez scored the first goal for the No. 2 seed Bruins in their 3-1 win over the San Diego State Aztecs on Friday night. (Edward Figueroa/Daily Bruin)


Senior defender MacKenzie Cerda said UCLA missed an opportunity to take advantage of Stanford's defense Thursday night. UCLA fell to No. 1 Stanford 1-0. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

UCLA women’s soccer falls to Stanford in controversial game

The game was decided in two attacking moves. At one end, UCLA women’s soccer won the ball in the center of the park. Freshman midfielder Viviana Villacorta took a touch and sent a through ball that beat the Stanford defense and junior forward Hailie Mace ran onto it. Read more...

Photo: Senior defender MacKenzie Cerda said UCLA missed an opportunity to take advantage of Stanford's defense Thursday night. UCLA fell to No. 1 Stanford 1-0. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Senior defender MacKenzie Cerda said UCLA missed an opportunity to take advantage of Stanford's defense Thursday night. UCLA fell to No. 1 Stanford 1-0. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt sophomore forward Anika Rodriguez said playing in Pullman, Washington, can be tough due to the venue's slippery conditions. The Bruins will travel to the two Washington schools this weekend as they go into the latter half of the season. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Women’s soccer aims to counter defensive approach from Washington State

Past the halfway mark in the season, UCLA women’s soccer has a pretty clear picture of how the opposition will line up – compact in the back, with players waiting for opportunities to break on the counter. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt sophomore forward Anika Rodriguez said playing in Pullman, Washington, can be tough due to the venue's slippery conditions. The Bruins will travel to the two Washington schools this weekend as they go into the latter half of the season. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt sophomore forward Anika Rodriguez said playing in Pullman, Washington, can be tough due to the venue's slippery conditions. The Bruins will travel to the two Washington schools this weekend as they go into the latter half of the season. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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