The 15th-seeded UCLA women’s volleyball team lost to No. 2 Florida 3-1 (23-25, 25-17, 25-17, 25-17) on Friday in Gainesville, Fla., ending UCLA’s season in the NCAA Regional Semifinals.
The Gators, the sixth-best blocking team in the country, had 14 blocks on the Bruins, including seven in the third set. UCLA had 10 service errors to just five aces while hitting 0.124.
Reily Buechler led UCLA (21-11) with 14 kills and 13 digs.
UCLA men’s basketball notched a signature win over then-No. 1 Kentucky and rose nine spots to No. 2 in both the AP and USA Today Coaches’ Polls. The Bruins are ranked in the top 2 for the first time since Nov. 26, 2007.
In other news around UCLA athletics:
- Women’s basketball continued its home winning streak with a 72-49 win over Hawai’i on Sunday. The Bruins (6-1) have won 17th in a row at Pauley Pavilion and moved up one spot to No. 9 in the AP Poll on Monday.
- Women’s volleyball advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament with a 3-1 first-round win over Murray State (21-25, 25-18, 25-15, 25-9) and a 3-0 sweep over Baylor (25-21, 25-20, 25-20). The 10th-seeded Bruins face No. 7 North Carolina in the Sweet 16 on Friday.
- Men’s water polo lost in the NCAA semifinals, falling 9-8 to Cal in overtime. It was UCLA’s third loss in the final four games of the season after the Bruins set an NCAA record with 57 straight wins. Cal beat No. 1 USC in in overtime for the national championship.
Note: As the school year winds down, we’ll spend time looking back on some of the most memorable moments of the 2015-16 season for UCLA athletics.
Nov. 25, 2015: Women’s volleyball takes down No. 1 USC on the road
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