Tuesday, May 26

Beach volleyball drops matches against previously beaten USC, Pepperdine

The Bruins faced the Trojans and Waves for the second time this week – but the matches had the opposite result. No. 3 UCLA beach volleyball (5-3) fell to No. Read more...

Photo: Savvy Simo won her match against USC in two sets with junior Zana Muno. The sophomore has also paired with freshman Mac May and sophomore Chanti Holroyd throughout the beginning of this season, as Muno was out with an injury. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Weekend in Preview: Women’s tennis to play USC, rowing kicks off new season

Beach volleyball Armando Carrillo, Daily Bruin contributor The Bruins are looking to repeat back-to-back victories over the Trojans and the Waves – this time in windier conditions. Read more...

Photo: Junior Nicole McNamara will take on USC and Pepperdine for the second time this season with partner junior Megan McNamara. The pair went 2-0 on Wednesday in the Bruins’ victories against the Trojans and Waves. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Beach volleyball victorious in two-game sweep against USC, Pepperdine

Three Bruin pairs helped secure victories against two of the top teams in the country. No. 3 UCLA beach volleyball (5-1) defeated No. 1 USC (4-2) and No. Read more...

Photo: Izzy Carey secured two straight-set victories against Pepperdine and USC for the Bruins with partner Megan Muret. The junior will face these two teams again this weekend and said remaining confident is key. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Beach volleyball to face No. 1 USC, No. 5 Pepperdine two weeks into season

In only their second week of competition, the Bruins will face two top-five teams. No. 3 UCLA beach volleyball (3-1) will take on No. 5 Pepperdine (2-1) and No. Read more...

Photo: Senior Elise Zappia started this season with three wins in Honolulu with partner Madi Yeomans. Last season, Zappia was paired with Torrey Van Winden who has since transferred to Cal Poly. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


Beach volleyball succeeds in high-pressure matches

The Bruins didn’t get the season start they were looking for – but they recovered. No. 3 UCLA beach volleyball (3-1) traveled to Honolulu this weekend to face No. Read more...

Photo: Megan McNamara won three matches this weekend with her partner Nicole McNamara. The junior clinched the victory for UCLA against Hawai’i on Sunday. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin Senior)


Beach volleyball trains for windy conditions, hopes for best season yet

UCLA beach volleyball hasn’t lost more than eight matches in a season since the team’s inception in 2013. This year, the Bruins hope for even better. Read more...

Photo: Elise Zappia will be a leader on this year’s roster with the addition of six freshmen. The senior finished the 2016 season 21-12 overall with partner junior Izzy Carey. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


UCLA beach volleyball appoints Jeff Alzina as volunteer assistant coach

UCLA beach volleyball has hired Jeff Alzina as its new volunteer assistant coach. “I hope that I can be an extra set of eyes with a little bit of extra experience and maybe a different perspective that will be their push to compete for a national championship and not just be a top-five-type team but actually really attempt to win this year,” Alzina said. Read more...

Photo: Jeff Alzina has been named UCLA beach volleyball’s new volunteer assistant coach. Alzina has coached at every level of volleyball and most recently coached Long Beach State’s beach team last season. (Courtesy of Maxine Kasznia)



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