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Non-Revenue Sports Bruin Review and Calendar

I missed a couple weeks, but our non-revenue review is back and there's a lot to talk about as many spring sports are beginning their postseasons.

Women's Golf

The top ranked Bruins haven't taken to the course in a couple weeks, but last time they did they finished in sixth at the PING/ASU Invitational. In fairness to the Bruins, they were playing without one of their top golfers, Tiffany Joh, who was competing in the LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship. Joh finished tied for 21st in the LPGA's first major of the year. The Bruins' regular season is now complete and they begin postseason play with the Pac-10 Championships this weekend in Palo Alto.

Women's Water Polo

The #3 Bruins just can't get over the hump and beat the nation's top two teams, but they're close. Brittany Fuller made 12 saves versus #1 Stanford and the margin was rarely more than two, but the Bruins fell to the Cardinal, 9-8. The following week versus #2 USC, Katie Rulon had four goals and the two teams were even late in the game, but a goal by USC with 2:41 left gave the Trojans a 11-10 edge. The Bruins (20-5, 5-2) will now begin their postseason with the MPSF Tournament. The tournament begins Friday for the Bruins when they play the hosts, #4 Hawaii.

Softball

The last three weekends have been a bit a bad and a bit of good for the Bruins. It started with some bad as the Bruins dropped a 5-0 home game to #5 Arizona St., then a 9-2 contest to #9 Arizona, also at home. The Bruins were able to salvage that home weekend with a 3-2 win on Sunday versus the Wildcats though. That was the bad, but ever since it's been a lot of good for UCLA. Megan Langenfeld allowed only one hit in 11 innings of work versus #4 Washington and retired 22 straight at one point in a 2-0 win that came on a walk-off homer by Andrea Harrison. The following day, Langenfeld didn't allow a hit and the offense exploded for 10 runs in a 10-0, five inning mercy rule victory against the same Washington side. Last weekend, the Bruins picked up three wins. The first was a 8-1 win over Oregon St., but the highlight of the game was Katie Schroeder's two homers that made her the sixth player in UCLA history with 10 homers and 10 stolen bases in a single season. The second win was led by Julie Burney who had four RBI and hit a home run for the third straight game in UCLA's 9-2 win over Oregon. The Bruins beat Oregon one more time for their final win of the weekend, a 6-0 scoreline. UCLA doesn't get a break though as they travel to the desert for a game at Arizona and a pair at Arizona St. Saturday's game at ASU will be broadcast live at 1 pm PDT on FS Prime Ticket.

Women's Gymnastics

The #7 Bruins finished second in their NCAA Regional to advance to last week's NCAA Championships. At those NCAA Championships, the Bruins saw their season come to an agonizing end. In the prelims, where the top three teams would advance to the finals, UCLA finished in a third place tie with #2 Utah, but did not qualify for the team finals because they lost the tiebreaker by .075 points. Some Bruins did qualify for the event finals though, where three Bruins had podium finishes in four events.

Men's Tennis

The #9 Bruins are the Pac 10 Champions for the sixth consecutive years. UCLA shut out Oregon, then beat Washington, 6-1. After that, the Bruins picked up a trio of 5-2 victories, the last of which was especially sweet. First, the Bruins beat Arizona, then Pepperdine fell at the hands of UCLA. The Bruins then finished off the regular season with a match that had everything on the line. UCLA and #7 USC faced off at the LA Tennis Center, both undefeated in conference play with the Pac 10 title on the line and UCLA came out on top, 5-2, to secure their sixth straight Pac 10 title. The Bruins will join the rest of the Pac 10 this weekend in Ojai, California for the Pac 10 Championships.

Women's Tennis

#10 UCLA is 4-1 in April, but the one loss may be tough to swallow, just because of who they lost to. The Bruins beat Washigton, 5-2, and Washington St., 7-0, in the Evergreen State to begin the month. Then, the Bruins returned home and defeated Arizona St., 4-3, before taking down Arizona, 4-2. Last week though, USC defeated the Bruins, 5-2, to close out the regular season. UCLA finished 17-6 overall with a 5-3 Pac-10 mark and they will take that into this weekend's Pac 10 Championships.

Men's Volleyball

It's been a rough year for the #9 Bruins, but at least they qualified for postseason play. UCLA beat #14 Hawaii on consecutive nights, first in five sets, then in four. UCLA was then smacked around by #2 Pepperdine in straight sets. The next match was the biggest of the year for the Bruins and they were victorious. Despite some adversity throughout the Kilgour Cup match, the Bruins beat #5 USC in five sets. The regular season finished up north where the Bruins swept Pacific before being swept by #4 Stanford. To qualify for the four team NCAA Tournament, the Bruins will now have to win three MPSF Tournament matches, beginning with #1 UC Irvine on Saturday. Every MPSF Tournament match will be broadcast live on the MPSF website.

Men's Golf

The Bruins went to Palo Alto for the US Intercollegiates and finished in fifth place with a score of -9, which is their best of the year. Individually, Erik Flores tied for seventh, which is his third consecutive top ten finish. UCLA will head to Washington next Monday for the Pac 10 Championships.

Men's and Women's Track and Field

There is just too much going on in a three week stretch for someone like me, who isn't a T&F expert, to sort through. I encourage you all to visit the official site and check out the men's page and the women's page to get all the information. If any of you do follow our T&F teams, please fanpost about it.  The women will be at the Penn Relays and Triton Invitational this weekend, while the men will only compete in the Triton Invitational.

Women's Rowing

The women's varsity eight finished fourth on day one of the San Diego Crew Classic, then won the Petite Final on day two. At the Lake Nakatoma Challenge, the Bruins finished sixth out of eight on day one, then first out of three on day two. The girls will take a weekend off before taking on USC in two weeks.

Calendar (all times pacific)
Tuesday, April 21
Baseball at UC Riverside, 6:00 pm- Riverside, CA
Thursday, April 23
Women's Track and Field, Penn Relays, All Day- Philadelphia, PA
Friday, April 24
Baseball vs. Oregon St., 6:00 pm- Jackie Robinson Stadium
Softball at Arizona, 7:00 pm- Tucson, AZ
Women's Water Polo vs. Hawaii (MPSF Tourney), 7:30 pm- Honolulu, HI
Men's and Women's Track and Field, Triton Invitational, All Day- La Jolla, CA
Women's Track and Field, Penn Relays, All Day- Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, April 25
Softball at Arizona St., 1:00 pm- Tempe, AZ: TV- FS Prime Ticket
Baseball vs. Oregon St., 2:00 pm- Jackie Robinson Stadium
Men's Volleyball at UC Irvine (MPSF Quarters), TBA- Irvine, CA
Women's Water Polo, MPSF Semifinals, TBA- Honolulu, HI
Women's Golf, Pac 10 Championship, All Day- Palo Alto, CA
Men's and Women's Track and Field, Triton Invitational, All Day- La Jolla, CA
Women's Track and Field, Penn Relays, All Day- Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, April 26
Softball at Arizona St., 12:00 pm- Tempe, AZ
Baseball vs. Oregon St., 1:00 pm- Jackie Robinson Stadium
Women's Water Polo, MPSF Finals, TBA- Honolulu, HI
Women's Golf, Pac 10 Championship, All Day- Palo Alto, CA

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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