The UCLA beach volleyball team came up one step short of making an all-L.A. national championship match, falling 3-1 to No. 1 Florida State in the final of the consolation bracket on Sunday morning. Florida State will play USC for the national championship. UPDATE: USC won the national title with a 3-0 victory over Florida State.
In the inaugural NCAA Beach Volleyball Championships, the No. 4 UCLA beach volleyball team lost its first-round match to No. 5 Hawai’i, 3-0, then rebounded for a 3-2 win over No. 8 Stetson in the consolation bracket.
Jessyka Ngauamo and Zana Muno clinched the win over Stetson on court four with a three-set win.
McNamara, who often plays with her twin sister Nicole McNamara, had 16 victories at the No. 1 spot for the Bruins this year. The pair of twins won 14 matches together and were named to the All-Pac-12 first team as well as the All-Pac-12 freshman team. The McNamaras advanced to the semifinal of the Pac-12 pairs tournament, losing to Arizona’s Madison and McKenna Witt (also a pair of twins). Continue reading “UCLA’s Megan McNamara named Pac-12 beach volleyball freshman of the year” »
Here are weekend highlights from the UCLA athletics programs
Softball swept Arizona State at home, winning the first two games via walk-off home runs.Mysha Sataraka sealed an 8-6 win on Friday with a three-run homer, then Gabrielle Maurice hit another three-run shot to finish a comeback 6-5 win on Saturday.Madeline Jelenicki led the Bruins on Sunday with two home runs and five RBIs in a 9-4 victory.