Thursday, April 19

Beach volleyball won’t let the wind blow away its chance to win

Junior Sarah Sponcil and partner sophomore Lily Justine have a 10-match win streak on court two, earning them their first Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week honor last week. In the Bruins' win against Long Beach State earlier this season, the pair came out on top in its three-set match. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin)

Junior Sarah Sponcil and partner sophomore Lily Justine have a 10-match win streak on court two, earning them their first Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week honor last week. In the Bruins' win against Long Beach State earlier this season, the pair came out on top in its three-set match. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin)

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The Bruins have been persistently studying the wind. In practice Tuesday, the team hauled portable nets down to the Santa Monica beaches to imitate a wind direction that it will face in its last regular season match.


Senior outside hitter JT Hatch has tallied 144 digs on the season, along with 12 aces. No. 2 seed UCLA will face No. 4 seed Concordia University Irvine in the MPSF semifinals Thursday. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruins senior staff)
Senior outside hitter JT Hatch has tallied 144 digs on the season, along with 12 aces. No. 2 seed UCLA will face No. 4 seed Concordia University Irvine in the MPSF semifinals Thursday. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruins senior staff)

Ena Shibahara clinched the Bruins' upset win over Pepperdine on Wednesday. The sophomore posts a 10-5 dual match record on the season and has won her previous three matches for UCLA on court one. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)
Ena Shibahara clinched the Bruins' upset win over Pepperdine on Wednesday. The sophomore posts a 10-5 dual match record on the season and has won her previous three matches for UCLA on court one. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Megan Muret and junior Izzy Carey post a 24-1 record on court five and an overall record of 28-5 this year, good for best on the team. The duo has helped lead the Bruins to the top rank in the nation. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
Freshman Megan Muret and junior Izzy Carey post a 24-1 record on court five and an overall record of 28-5 this year, good for best on the team. The duo has helped lead the Bruins to the top rank in the nation. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Freshman Kevin Kendall replaced sophomore third baseman Ryan Kreidler as shortstop a couple of weeks ago to shake things up. Kendall is hitting .265 in 13 starts this season. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Freshman Kevin Kendall replaced sophomore third baseman Ryan Kreidler as shortstop a couple of weeks ago to shake things up. Kendall is hitting .265 in 13 starts this season. (Isabelle Roy/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore second baseman Chase Strumpf went 3-for-3 at the plate Tuesday night against UC Irvine. Despite logging ten hits as a team, the Bruins only scored one run. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)
Sophomore second baseman Chase Strumpf went 3-for-3 at the plate Tuesday night against UC Irvine. Despite logging ten hits as a team, the Bruins only scored one run. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA track and field will be split between two meets this weekend, with the majority of the team heading to Oklahoma and a small contingent of distance runners heading to the Mt. SAC Relays for the distance carnival. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)
UCLA track and field will be split between two meets this weekend, with the majority of the team heading to Oklahoma and a small contingent of distance runners heading to the Mt. SAC Relays for the distance carnival. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)


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