Saturday, February 22

Beach volleyball heads to Hawaii for Outrigger Tournament

Oahu and early spring are a duo that screams vacation. The No. 5 UCLA beach volleyball team heads to Honolulu this weekend, but not for a paradisiacal getaway. Read more...

Photo: UCLA beach volleyball coach Stein Metzger leads the Bruins, fresh off an upset over the No. 1 team in the country, into two Pac-12 matchups this weekend in Hawaii. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UCLA beach volleyball twins defeat top-ranked Pepperdine

It was an unseasonably blustery day at Sunset Recreation Center as UCLA beach volleyball took on the top team in the country, but the Canadian duo of Megan McNamara and Nicole McNamara felt right at home. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Megan McNamara and her sister, Nicole, clinched UCLA’s upset of the No. 1 Pepperdine Waves. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Beach volleyball overcomes setbacks, beats Wildcats in conference play

Kamila Tan lunged forward, ready to dig the ball her Arizona opponent sent toward the end line. But the senior retracted her arms at the last second after hearing repeated cries of “It’s out” from her partner, freshman Zana Muno. Read more...

Photo: Freshman Zana Muno (foreground) and Kamila Tan (background) partnered for the first time against No. 7 Arizona after injuries and illness forced No. 3 UCLA to alter its lineups. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Beach volleyball’s opening weekend successes put team on the rise

Stein Metzger often uses the words “a team on the rise” to describe UCLA beach volleyball. Over the weekend, the Bruins managed to echo the sentiments of their coach with their actions, reinforcing their identity against the top teams in the nation. Read more...

Photo: After splitting two sets that lasted 108 points, senior Julie Consani (pictured) and junior Laurel Weaver clinched a crucial 15-9 third set to give No. 6 UCLA the upset over No. 3 Hawai’i. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Beach volleyball opens season against the nation’s top four teams

For the first time since 2012, Stein Metzger doesn’t have the same commitments that took him away from Westwood in the fall. Over summer, the UCLA beach volleyball coach relinquished his assistant coach position with the women’s volleyball team, and with it went the days spent traveling to arenas of other Pac-12 teams and recruiting trips. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Elise Zappia said it has been helpful that coach Stein Metzger gave up his role as an assistant coach on the women’s volleyball team because he can now coach the beach players all year. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Pac-12 adds sand volleyball, UCLA coach transitions to focused role

A wave of change will hit the NCAA’s newest collegiate sport in 2016. With it will come new formats for teams looking to claim the conference and national title. Read more...

Photo: Stein Metzger, a UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame inductee, used to split time coaching UCLA women’s volleyball and the fledgling sand volleyball program. Now that sand volleyball has officially gained Pac-12 Division I recognition, Metzger will move to coaching the team full time. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

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