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Non-Revenue Sports Bruin Review and Calendar

Sorry I didn't do one of these last week, but I'll be back to my every Monday posts and will make up for last week by covering the last two weeks in this post. There wasn't much at all coming from last week though as the Bruins were occupied with finals.

Women's Golf

When we last left the #1 Bruins they had a lead over #2 Arizona St. at the UCF Challenge after one round. Well, the Bruins lost that lead in the second round, but stormed back in the final round to win their sixth of the seven tournaments they've entered. UCLA is now one victory shy of the school record, which they set in their 2004 NCAA Championship season. The Bruins won the tournament despite playing without three time All-American Tiffany Joh. Joh wasn't needed though because freshman Stephanie Kono played fantastic and won the individual competition. Her play also earned her Golf Week National Player of the Week. The Bruins are currently on a three week break and won't compete again until the ASU Sun Devil on April 3rd.

Women's Water Polo

A couple weeks ago #3 UCLA played three matches and won them all. First, it was a 18-4 demolition of #10 UC Irvine in which three Bruins had three goals each. Next, it was an easy 14-6 win over Santa Clara led by Tanya Gandy's five goals. The week ended with a 10-6 win over #8 San Jose St. as Gandy found the net five times again. UCLA is now 18-3 overall and 5-0 in MPSF play with four matches remaining in the regular season. The first two of those will be played on Thursday as Hartwick and Brown visit the Sunset Rec. Center.

Softball

#5 UCLA has played only once in the past two weeks, a 3-1 win over Notre Dame. Donna Kerr struck out 11 and the Bruins hit two homers as they improved to 24-3. The Bruins were supposed to play a doubleheader last weekend, but it was rained out so the Bruins have only two more games before Pac 10 play begins. Those two games are Tuesday when they play a doubleheader versus UC Santa Barbara. After that the Bruins will head north for a Friday game at #4 Stanford and Saturday and Sunday games versus #7 Cal.

Women's Gymnastics

The UCLA Bruins are the 2009 Pac 10 Gymnastics Champions. Before we get to that though, let's back track two weeks to the Bruins' home meet versus Nebraska. The Bruins beat the Cornhuskers 196.625-195.85 in the regular season finale thanks to a season high score on the floor excercise. Last week, the Bruins won the Pac 10 Championships with a score of 196.725, 0.175 points ahead of second place #8 Oregon St. The Bruins rode a season high 49.325 score on the balance beam to victory. In individual competition the Bruins placed three in the top five of the all-around. Next up for #7 UCLA is the North Central NCAA Regional in Iowa City, Iowa on April 4. The top two teams in the six team regional will advance to the NCAA Championships two weeks later.

Women's Tennis

#11 UCLA hosted #16 Arizona St. a couple weeks back and came away with a 4-3 victory as the doubles point proved to be the difference. After that the Bruins went to Waco, Texas to play #5 Baylor and dropped their third match of the year in a tight 4-3 decision. UCLA, who is 13-3, is off until next weekend when they play the Washington schools.

Men's Tennis

It's been a quiet couple of weeks for the #13 Bruins. They played only one match, a fairly simple 6-1 victory over Hawaii. While the past couple weeks have been easy, it really heats up for 9-4 UCLA now, beginning with a home contest versus UC Irvine and a trip to the Bay Area for matches versus Cal and #1 Stanford.

Men's Volleyball

Another team who's had a quiet couple of weeks is the #10 men's volleyball team. The Bruins played at #2 Cal St. Northridge two weeks ago and lost 3-1 to extend their road losing streak to four. Two days later though they snapped that losing streak with a four set victory over #12 UC Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara. Now 9-12 overall and 5-9 in MPSF play UCLA will head to Utah for a pair of matches versus #5 BYU.

Men's Golf

#31 UCLA closed out the Gene Hacklet Invitational in 12th place, then finished 8th in the Southern Highlands Collegiate Invitational. The Bruins began the Collegiate Match Play Championship very poorly and were in last place after the first round. They came out firing on the second day though and moved all the way up to fifth place to qualify for the championship bracket. The Bruins will play Texas A&M in their first round match.

Women's Basketball

Going back a bit now, Nikki Caldwell's first season as Bruin head coach came to a close two weeks ago at the Pac 10 Tournament. The Bruins won their tournament opener 62-56 over Oregon St., but were dominated, 73-47, in their semifinal game by #2 Stanford. UCLA finished the season 19-12.

Men's Track and Field

The #14 Bruins will begin their outdoor season at Drake Stadium this weekend as they host the Cal/Nevada Championships. While the new outdoor season brings hope, the team was dealt some bad news this week as they learned senior All-American Kevin Craddock will have to redshirt the 2009 outdoor season.

Women's Track and Field

The women's team will also compete in the Cal/Nevada Championships this weekend at Drake Stadium.

Women's Rowing

UCLA continued their strong start to the season with a sweep over San Diego St. It was their second sweep in as many meets. Next up is the Pac 10 Challenge on Saturday and Sunday.

Calendar (all times pacific)
Tuesday, March 24
Men's Tennis vs. UC Irvine, 12:00 pm- LA Tennis Center
Softball vs. UC Santa Barbara, 1:00 pm- Easton Stadium
Softball vs. UC Santa Barbara, 3:00 pm- Easton Stadium
Men's Golf, Collegiate Match Play Championship, All Day- Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Wednesday, March 25
Baseball at Pepperdine, 3:00 pm- Pepperdine, CA
Thursday, March 26
Women's Water Polo vs. Hartwick, 1:00 pm- Sunset Rec. Center
Women's Water Polo vs. Brown, 4:00 pm- Sunset Rec. Center
Friday, March 27
Women's Tennis vs. Stanford, 1:30 pm- LA Tennis Center
Men's Tennis at Stanford, 1:30 pm- Palo Alto, CA
Baseball vs. Arizona, 6:00 pm- Jackie Robinson Stadium
Softball at Stanford, 7:00 pm- Palo Alto, CA
Men's Volleyball at BYU, 7:00 pm- Provo, UT
Saturday, March 27
Women's Tennis vs. Cal, 12:00 pm- LA Tennis Center
Men's Tennis at Cal, 1:00 pm- Berkeley, CA
Softball at Cal, 1:00 pm- Berkeley, CA
Baseball vs. Arizona, 2:00 pm- Jackie Robinson Stadium
Men's Volleyball at BYU, 7:00 pm- Provo, UT
Men's and Women's Track and Field, Cal/Nevada Championships, All Day- Drake Stadium
Women's Rowing, Pac 10 Challenge, TBA- Redwood Shores, CA
Sunday, March 28
Softball at Cal, 12:00 pm- Berkeley, CA
Baseball vs. Arizona, 1:00 pm- Jackie Robinson Stadium
Men's and Women's Track and Field, Cal/Nevada Championships, All Day- Drake Stadium
Women's Rowing, Pac 10 Challenge, TBA- Redwood Shores, CA

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<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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