Non-Revenue Sports Bruin Review and Calendar

Women's Golf

The #1 Bruins aren't quite perfect, but five of six will have to do. UCLA won the Wildcat Invitational last Monday, their fifth event win in six starts this year as they finished nine shots clear of #2 Arizona St. and #3 USC, who tied for second place. After jumping out to a large lead following the first round, UCLA had a shaky second round and entered the final round with only a three shot lead, but they shot a one under par 287, the best score of the day, to seal the victory. The Bruins will make the trek to Orlando this weekend for the UCF Challenge, which begins Sunday.

Women's Gymnastics

Down to #4 in the national rankings, UCLA had a tough task last Friday when they went to Corvallis, Oregon for their final Pac 10 dual meet versus the #8 Beavers. The meet came down to the final rotation with the Bruins needing a 9.775 score on the balance beam to win and freshman Aisha Gerber handled the pressure like a pro, scoring a 9.875. That score gave UCLA a 196.575-196.350 win over Oregon St. Vanessa Zamarripa won the all-around competition for the Bruins and three of the all-around competition's top four were adorned in blue and gold. Next up for UCLA is a visit from #1 Georgia on Sunday at 2 pm PST. The meet will be televised live on FSN Prime Ticket.

Women's Water Polo

After a few hectic weeks, the #3 Bruins got a bit of a break last week with only one game on the schedule. In their lone match of the week, UCLA defeated #6 Arizona St. 10-5 in a MPSF conference match behind three goals from Tanya Gandy. Now 12-3 overall and 3-0 in conference play, the Bruins will play host to #7 Cal on Saturday before playing two matches on Sunday versus #12 Cal St. Northridge and Cal Lutheran.


The #3 Bruins went a perfect 6-0 this week, upping their winning streak to 14 and their record on the year to 19-2. First, the Bruins beat Cal St. Fullerton 6-2 in Fullerton thanks to two home runs from the nation's top home run hitting team. Next, UCLA went south to San Diego for the San Diego Classic. The Bruins began the tournament by beating Utah 7-1 on Friday. Next, UCLA rode six innings of one hit, shutout pitching with 12 strikeouts by Whitney Baker to a 4-0 win over Colorado St. on Saturday. In the second game on Saturday, UCLA dropped San Diego St. 4-3. They picked up a dramatic win over #12 Missouri when they scored the winning run in the bottom of the 7th, then finished the week by blanking San Diego 13-0. The Bruins will continue their season with another busy week this week when they play a midweek game versus LMU, the five games on the weekend as part of the Long Beach St. Invitational.

Men's Tennis

#7 UCLA got off to a good start last week when they beat #23 Cal 6-1, but the week ended in heartbreak when they dropped a tight 4-3 match to #5 Stanford. The Bruins and Cardinal played for over five hours and the Bruins did so without one of their better singles players and one of their better doubles players who were out due to injury. The match came down to court four, where UCLA's Holden Seguso served for the match, but ended up losing the third set in a tiebreak. Things don't get any easier for the Bruins (7-4) as they visit #4 USC on Wednesday then compete in the Pacific Coast Doubles Championships over the weekend.

Women's Tennis

The #8 Bruins played three matches last week and won all three. UCLA started the week by beating Pepperdine 4-3, then bested #15 Fresno St. 6-1 and finished the week by cruising past Cal St. Fullerton 7-0. Things get tougher this week when the Bruins (10-2) host #9 USC on Wednesday and Oregon on Friday.

Men's Volleyball

I think it's pretty safe to say the #9 Bruins are in a downward spiral. UCLA dropped two more matches this week, losing in straight sets to #6 Long Beach St. and #12 UC San Diego.. Now 7-10 overall and 4-7 in MPSF play, UCLA will look to right the ship when they host Grand Canyon and #2 UC Irvine this week at Pauley Pavilion.

Men's Track and Field.

I now present to you the 2009 MPSF Indoor Champions, the UCLA Bruins. The #14 Bruins won their first indoor title since 2005 thanks to four pole vaulters who finished in a four way tie for first. The team will split up this week for meets in Fullerton, CA, Ames, Iowa and Seattle, Washington as they prep for the NCAA Indoor Championships in two weeks.

Men's Golf

#19 UCLA began their spring season with a fifth place finish in the USC Invitational. The Bruins finished 28 shots behind the tournament winners, #5 Stanford. The season will continue this weekend as UCLA competes in the General Hackler Championship at TPC Myrtle Beach in S. Carolina.

Women's Basketball

Coach Nikki Caldwell's program took a major step forward as they picked up the first major upset in the Caldwell era. The week began with a 69-58 loss to #3 Stanford and ended with a 71-56 win on national TV over #4 Cal. Erica Tukiainen led the Bruins over Cal with 25 points as they turned a three point halftime edge into a 15 point convincing victory. The Bruins will still likely need to win the Pac 10 Tournament to get into the NCAA Tournament, but a win over a top 5 team like Cal is a major step forward for Caldwell and Co. The Bruins finish out regular season play this weekend with a trip to the Oregon schools.

Women's Swimming and Diving

The unranked Bruins finished sixth at the Pac 10 Championships this weekend, but diver Laura Winn did have a great performance on the tower as she finished second and qualified for the NCAA Zone E's. The Bruins will take the week off before competing in those Zone E's in two weeks.

Women's Track and Field

UCLA finished fourth at this weekend's MPSF Championships in Seattle behind great performances from the 400 meter runners. The 4x400m relay team ran the third fastest time in the nation this year and Nicole Leach won the 400 meters with a NCAA provisional time. Like the men, the women will split up and compete across the country this weekend before the NCAA Indoor Championships in two weeks.

Women's Rowing

The Bruins begin their spring season as they face LMU on Saturday.

Calendar (all times pacific)
Tuesday, March 3
Baseball vs. Pepperdine, 6:00 pm- Jackie Robinson Stadium
Wednesday, March 4
Women's Tennis vs. USC, 1:30 pm- LA Tennis Center
Softball at LMU, 2:00 pm- Los Angeles, CA
Men's Tennis at USC, 3:00 pm- Los Angeles, CA
Men's Volleyball vs. Grand Canyon, 7:00 pm- Pauley Pavilion
Thursday, March 5
Women's Basketball at Oregon, 7:00 pm- Eugene, OR
Friday, March 6
Baseball at Oklahoma, 1:00 pm- Norman, OK
Softball vs. FIU, 1:30 pm- Lakewood, CA
Women's Tennis vs. Oregon, 1:30 pm- LA Tennis Center
Softball vs. Iowa, 6:00 pm- Lakewood, CA
Men's Volleyball vs. UC Irvine, 7:00 pm- Pauley Pavilion
Men's and Women's Track and Field, Ben Brown Invitational, All Day- Fullerton, CA
Saturday, March 7
Baseball vs. Oklahoma, 10:00 am- Norman, OK
Women's Basketball at Oregon St., 12:30 pm- Corvallis, OR
Women's Water Polo vs. Cal, 1:00 pm- Sunset Rec. Center
Softball vs. Syracuse, 7:45 pm- Lakewood, CA
Men's and Women's Track and Field, Ben Brown Invitational, All Day- Fullerton, CA
Men's and Women's Track and Field, UW Last Chance Qualifier, All Day- Seattle, WA
Men's and Women's Track and Field, Iowa State Last Chance Qualifier, All Day- Ames, IA
Women's Rowing vs. LMU, TBA- Marina Del Rey, CA
Sunday, March 8
Women's Water Polo vs. Cal Lutheran, 8:30 am- Thousand Oaks, CA
Softball vs. Longwood, 9:00 am- Lakewood, CA
Baseball vs. Oklahoma, 11:00 am- Norman, OK
Softball vs. Long Beach St., 1:30 pm- Lakewood, CA
Women's Water Polo vs. Cal St. Northridge, 1:30 pm- Thousand Oaks, CA
Women's Gymnastics vs. Georgia, 2:00 pm- Pauley Pavilion: TV- FSN Prime Ticket
Women's Golf, UCF Challenge, All Day- Orlando, CA
Men's Golf, General Hackler Championship, All Day- Murrells Inlet, SC

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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