Monday, October 21

Junior attacker Maddie Musselman logged a hat trick in UCLA women's water polo's third-place win over California on Sunday afternoon at the Avery Aquatic Center. The Bruins defeated the bears 7-6 at the MPSF championship. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Women’s water polo wins show strategic Bruin improvement, lock on NCAA spot

The Bruins took the rubber match and likely locked up a spot in the NCAA championship. No. 3 seed UCLA (23-6, 4-2 MPSF) defeated No. 4 seed California (16-8, 3-3) 7-6 in the third-place game of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championship at the Avery Aquatic Center in Palo Alto, California. Read more...

Photo: Junior attacker Maddie Musselman logged a hat trick in UCLA women's water polo's third-place win over California on Sunday afternoon at the Avery Aquatic Center. The Bruins defeated the bears 7-6 at the MPSF championship. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Junior attacker Maddie Musselman logged a hat trick in UCLA women's water polo's third-place win over California on Sunday afternoon at the Avery Aquatic Center. The Bruins defeated the bears 7-6 at the MPSF championship. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Junior attacker Bronte Halligan sits at third in scoring for UCLA women's water polo with 27 goals on the season. The Bruins will take on Arizona State in the first round of the MPSF championship. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Women’s water polo aims to push past recent losses in MPSF championship opener

The Bruins will have an opportunity to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. No. 4 UCLA women’s water polo (21-5, 4-2 MPSF) will play at Stanford on Friday against No. Read more...

Photo: Junior attacker Bronte Halligan sits at third in scoring for UCLA women's water polo with 27 goals on the season. The Bruins will take on Arizona State in the first round of the MPSF championship. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Junior attacker Bronte Halligan sits at third in scoring for UCLA women's water polo with 27 goals on the season. The Bruins will take on Arizona State in the first round of the MPSF championship. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Senior Lizette Rozeboom said UCLA women's water polo will be focusing on executing 6-on-5 plays during practice this week in preparation for the MPSF championships this weekend at Stanford. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Women’s water polo looks to improve on power play opportunities in postseason

The Bruins are sinking during their 6-on-5 opportunities. No. 3 UCLA women’s water polo (21-5, 4-2 MPSF) will head into the postseason with a trend of inefficient power play offense against top-ranked teams. Read more...

Photo: Senior Lizette Rozeboom said UCLA women's water polo will be focusing on executing 6-on-5 plays during practice this week in preparation for the MPSF championships this weekend at Stanford. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Senior Lizette Rozeboom said UCLA women's water polo will be focusing on executing 6-on-5 plays during practice this week in preparation for the MPSF championships this weekend at Stanford. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Junior attacker Bronte Halligan found the back of the cage twice in UCLA women's water polo's near comeback against crosstown rival USC on Saturday afternoon. The Bruins fell short to the Trojans in their final regular season game before the MPSF championships. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Women’s water polo fails to mount a comeback, falling in final home match to USC

The Bruins came up just short of beating their crosstown rivals for the first time since 2017. No. 3 UCLA women’s water polo (21-5, 4-2 MPSF) lost to No. Read more...

Photo: Junior attacker Bronte Halligan found the back of the cage twice in UCLA women's water polo's near comeback against crosstown rival USC on Saturday afternoon. The Bruins fell short to the Trojans in their final regular season game before the MPSF championships. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Junior attacker Bronte Halligan found the back of the cage twice in UCLA women's water polo's near comeback against crosstown rival USC on Saturday afternoon. The Bruins fell short to the Trojans in their final regular season game before the MPSF championships. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)


Senior goalie Carlee Kapana has registered 150 saves and has allowed 102 goals in 19 starts this season. UCLA women’s water polo defeated San Jose State 13-3, but fell short of an upset against No. 1 Stanford, losing the match by a score of 7-6 this weekend. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Women’s water polo uses lessons from last season to improve performance this year

It’s been deja vu for the Bruins in the pool. No. 3 UCLA women’s water polo (21-4, 4-1 MPSF) has an identical record as it did at this point last season in coach Adam Wright’s second year with the team. Read more...

Photo: Senior goalie Carlee Kapana has registered 150 saves and has allowed 102 goals in 19 starts this season. UCLA women’s water polo defeated San Jose State 13-3, but fell short of an upset against No. 1 Stanford, losing the match by a score of 7-6 this weekend. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Senior goalie Carlee Kapana has registered 150 saves and has allowed 102 goals in 19 starts this season. UCLA women’s water polo defeated San Jose State 13-3, but fell short of an upset against No. 1 Stanford, losing the match by a score of 7-6 this weekend. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Junior attacker Bronte Halligan logged four of UCLA women's water polo's 13 goals against San Jose State this weekend. The Bruins won 13-3 on the road. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Women’s water polo barely outdone by Cardinal, blows Spartans out of the pool

A close loss derailed the Bruins’ perfect conference record – but the team bounced back. No. 3 UCLA women’s water polo (21-4, 4-1 MPSF) split two weekend games, falling 7-6 to No. Read more...

Photo: Junior attacker Bronte Halligan logged four of UCLA women's water polo's 13 goals against San Jose State this weekend. The Bruins won 13-3 on the road. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)

Junior attacker Bronte Halligan logged four of UCLA women's water polo's 13 goals against San Jose State this weekend. The Bruins won 13-3 on the road. (Elise Tsai/Daily Bruin)


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