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Non-Revenue Sports Bruin Review and Calendar

Women's Golf

The top ranked Bruins opened up their spring season with a third place finish in the Regional Challenge. The third place finish ended a run of four consecutive medal pla victories dating back to the fall. UCLA finished one stroke behind the runners up #8 Wake Forrest and 20 strokes behind the winners #2 Arizona St. This week the Bruins will cross the border to Mexico for the Arizona Wildcat.

Women's Gymnastics

The #2 Bruins had yet another strong meet last weekend as they beat Boise St., #24 Washington and Cal St. Fullerton with a score of 196.375. UCLA was led by Vanessa Zamarripa who scored her second perfect 10 of the season on the vault. Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs won the all-around competition and Zamarripa finished tied for second. The Bruins also drew their largest crowd of the season to Pauley Pavilion with over 3,000 in attendance. This Sunday UCLA heads to Lincoln, Nebraska to take on the #12 Cornhuskers.

Women's Tennis

#3 UCLA got off to a good start last week at the National Team Indoorsin Wisconsin by beating #10 Florida 4-3, but they dropped their final two matches of the tournament. The Bruins lost their quarterfinal match to #6 Georgia 6-1, then lost their consolation match to #7 Georgia Tech 4-3 in a rematch of the 2007 NCAA Championship. The Bruins return home this week to play Loyola-Marymount and Hawaii.

Women's Water Polo

After a less than stellar showing two weeks ago in Palo Alto, some dismissed #4 UCLA's chances to win a fifth consecutive NCAA title, but two victories this week over ranked opponents has the Bruins looking good. First, UCLA took down #5 San Diego St. 14-7 in their first conference game of the year thanks to Tanya Gandy and Katie Rulon's who scored three goals each. Then, the Bruins defeated #9 Loyola-Marymount by another 14-7 score as Brittany Fullen made 18 saves in goal for the blue and gold. This will be a tough week for the Bruins (7-2, 1-0) as they host #3 Hawaii on Thursday before competing in the Irvine Invitational this weekened. The Irvine Invitational has a 16 team field, all of which are in the national rankings, including the nation's top 14 teams.

Men's Tennis

While the women were in Wisconsin competing in the National Team Indoors, the #4 men were competing in the same competition, but in Chicago. The men's script in Chicago was eerily similar to the women's script in Wisconsin. The Bruins won their first match 4-2 over #13 Illinois, but then lost to #5 Virginia Tech 4-3 in the quarterfinals and to #1 Ohio St. in a consolation match. UCLA has only one match this week, a rip to Waco, Texas to face #10 Baylor.

Softball

#4 UCLA went to Nevada to compete in the Lousiville Slugger Desert Classic and they were sure to bring their bats along with them. On Friday the Bruins hit six long balls in their two wins over UNLV and #11 Northwestern. On Saturday the Bruins hit four more homers as they lost to #5 Michigan and beat Kentucky. On the final day of the tournament, the Bruins defeated S.Dakota St. 12-0 in five innings behind five homers as they finished with 15 in five games. This week the Bruins (7-2) will play in the Cathedral City Softball Classic where they'll play five games, including matchups with #1 Alabama, #14 Fresno St. and #18 UMass.

Men's Volleyball

A sweep two weeks ago saw the Bruins move up to #6 and last week they took a break from their conference schedule to play in Illinois. The Bruins opened their Illinois trip with a tough five set loss to #15 Lewis, but the managed to salvage the weekend with a five set win over Loyola. The Bruins (7-6, 4-3) time away from Pauley Pavilion continues this week with trips to #2 Pepperdine and #5 USC.

Women's Basketball

With it looking like the Pac 10 will only get four teams in the NCAA tournament, it's important for the Bruins to play well the rest of the season to move into that top four. UCLA entered the weekend in fourth place, one game behind fourth place USC and the weekend got off to a good start as they beat Arizona.58-39 behind outstanding defense. The Bruins held the Wildcats to 22% shooting for the game and got a career high 21 points from Erika Tukiainen to down the Cats. On Saturday the Bruins dropped a tough game to a very good Arizona St. squad 69-68, but did benefit from a Arizona school sweep of USC to move into a fourth place tie with the Trojans. This week the Bruins will travel to Washington and Washington St.

Men's Track and Field

The Bruins went to Flagstaff, Arizona last weekend and came away with three NCAA qualifying marks. Jonathan Clark picked up his mark in the triple jump, Taylor Hobson got his in the high jump and Greg Woepse did so in the pole vault. In addition Bo Taylor and Nick Robinson both improved upon their already NCAA qualified marks in the shot put. The Bruins have the week off before the MPSF Indoor Championships in Seattle at the end of the month.

Women's Track and Field

The women's team picked up one NCAA qualifying mark in Flagstaff as Kay Viuf cleared 12-11.75 in the pole vault. The women will also take the week off before the MPSF Indoor Championships.

Swimming and Diving

The Bruins completed their regular season meets with a loss to #12 USC, 160-,140. The Bruins are off this week before the Pac 10 Championships in two weeks.

Baseball

The Bruins open the 2009 season this weekend as UC Davis visits Jackie Robinson Stadium for games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This will be the final time this spring that baseball makes an appearance in the non-revenue recap. I'll include games in the calendar, but for recaps or series previews, find the baseball posts.

Calendar (all times pacific)
Wednesday, February 18
Men's Volleyball at Pepperdine, 7:00 pm- Malibu, CA
Thursday, February 19
Women's Tennis vs. Loyola-Marymount, 1:30 pm- LA Tennis Center
Women's Water Polo vs. Hawaii, 3:00 pm- Sunset Rec. Center
Friday, February 20
Women's Tennis vs. Hawaii, 1:30 pm- LA Tennis Center
Baseball vs. UC Davis, 6:00 pm- Jackie Robinson Stadium
Men's Volleyball at USC, 7:00 pm- Galen Center
Women's Basketball at Washington, 7:00 pm- Seattle, WA
Softball vs. Alabama, 8:00 pm- Cathedral City, CA
Saturday, February 21
Women's Water Polo vs. Long Beach St. (Irvine Invite), 11:30 am- Irvine, CA
Baseball vs. UC Davis, 2:00 pm- Jackie Robinson Stadium
Softball vs. UMass, 5:30 pm- Cathedral City, CA
Softball vs. NC State, 8:00 pm- Cathedral City, CA
Women's Water Polo vs. TBD, (Irvine Invite), TBD- Irvine, CA
Sunday, February 22
Men's Tennis vs. Baylor, 10:00 am- Waco, TX
Women's Gymnastics at Nebraska, 11:00 am- Lincoln, NE
Softball vs. Maryland, 11:00 am- Cathedral City, CA
Baseball vs. UC Davis, 1:00 pm- Jackie Robinson Stadium
Women's Basketball at Washington St., 1:00 pm- Pullman, WA
Softball vs. Fresno St., 1:00 pm- Cathedral City, CA
Women's Water Polo vs. Long Beach St. (Irvine Invite), 11:30 am- Irvine, CA
Women's Golf, Arizona Wildcat, All Day- Sonora, Mexico

Ticket information for all sports can be found here while facility information and directions for all sports can be found here. GO BRUINS!!!

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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