PHOTOS: Women’s water polo falls to Stanford in NCAA semifinals

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Click on the photo above (or here) to see photos from UCLA’s semifinal loss to Stanford in the NCAA tournament Saturday. The Bruins will play Michigan for third place on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Spieker Aquatics Center. The final is between USC and Stanford at 5:30 p.m.

Above clockwise from top left: Stanford’s Cassidy Papa and UCLA’s Lizette Rozeboom; UCLA’s Kelsey O’Brien; UCLA’s Mackenzie Barr; UCLA goalie Alex Musselmann and Stanford’s Dani Jackovich. (Photos by Steve McCrank // Daily Breeze)

Women’s water polo, men’s tennis host NCAA tournaments

Mackenzie Barr leads the UCLA women's water polo in its bid for a national championship this weekend at home. (Photo courtesy UCLA Athletics)

Mackenzie Barr leads the UCLA women’s water polo in its bid for a national championship this weekend at home. (Photo courtesy UCLA Athletics)

The women’s water polo team will host the NCAA championships at the Spieker Aquatics Center from Friday to Sunday. The Bruins start the tournament at noon on Friday with a game against UC San Diego.

Here’s our preview of the tournament, focusing on No. 1 USC and No. 2 UCLA and the epic championship matchup that could be on Sunday between the cross-town rivals.

You can watch all the water polo matches online at NCAA.com. Here is the full bracket. Continue reading “Women’s water polo, men’s tennis host NCAA tournaments” »

UCLA weekend wrap-up: Softball sweeps Arizona State

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.

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UCLA weekend wrap up: men’s tennis wins Pac-12 team tournament

Here are some highlights from around UCLA athletics from the weekend:

  • Men’s tennis won the Pac-12 team championship at the Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament on Saturday with a 4-1 victory over Cal in the final. The Bruins, who also won the regular-season conference title, are on a 15-match winning streak, stretching back to Feb. 14.


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UCLA weekend wrap up: Men’s tennis caps off perfect Pac-12 season

Here are some highlights from around UCLA athletics from the weekend:

  • No. 4 Men’s tennis finished an undefeated Pac-12 regular season with a 4-2 win over USC on Sunday. The Bruins (20-2, 7-0) have the No. 1 seed in the Pac-12 tournament his week and have an automatic bye to the semifinals, which start on Friday at Libbey Park in Ojai.

  • Men’s volleyball beat Hawai’i in four sets (25-16, 25-16, 22-25, 25-21) in the MPSF playoff quarterfinals on Saturday. Jake Arnitz led the Bruins with 16 kills. Hagen Smith and Micah Ma’a had 22 and 21 assists, respectively. UCLA faces Long Beach State in the semifinals on Thursday at 5 p.m. in Provo, Utah.

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