Non-Revenue Sports Bruin Review and Calendar

On Saturday, UCLA will open the brand new Spieker Aquatics Center. The beautiful $10 million facility that houses the men's and women's water polo teams, as well as women's swim and dive, has permanent seating for 800, clubhouses for all teams, a LED scoreboard and wall of champions that will honor all of the Bruin water greats. I encourage everyone out there to take a portion of your day, either the 1:00 pm PDT women's swimming Blue-Gold Meet or the 7:00 PDT men's water polo match to celebrate the opening of the facility and support our Bruins.

Men's Water Polo

The NorCal Tournament always boasts a strong field as this year was no exception as the nation's top ten teams were in the Stanford pool. The #4 Bruins opened the tournament with a pair of wins on Saturday, the first over #10 Concordia and the second over #5 Loyola Marymount. This set up a semifinal matchup with #1 USC, who the Bruins were able to edge out, 5-4, thanks to 11 saves by Chay Lapin. That moved the Bruins to the tournament final, where they ended up on the other side of a one goal game as #2 Stanford picked up a 6-5 win. This Saturday, UCLA will play their first ever match at the brand new Spieker Aquatics Center with UC Irvine as the opponent. There's no football this weekend so check out some water polo at a brand new facility.

Women's Soccer

The #4 Bruins just keep hopping up the rankings as they rode a four game win streak into last week, then extended it to five and six games thanks to an offensive explosion. First, they beat Utah, 6-1, behind two goals by Lauren Cheney, then it was Kristina Larsen who found the net twice as the Bruins defeated Missouri, 5-0. This week, UCLA (6-1-1) will play a pair of unranked Souther California teams in Cal St. Northridge and UCSB.

Continue reading after the flip for some women's volleyball and men's soccer updates.

Women's Volleyball

#7 UCLA had themselves a rough week as they won a pair of matches, but also dropped a pair. The week opened with a win over #25 Pepperdine in four sets, but was followed by a stunning loss to unranked Cal St. Fullerton, who had lost their previous 28 to UCLA. The Bruins bounced back with a straight set win over Fordham, but were then soundly defeated in three sets by Long Beach St. With non-conference play now wrapped up, the Bruins will take on Pac-10 foes Arizona and Arizona St. in the desert this week.

Men's Soccer

After falling behind by a goal early, #12 UCLA rallied to beat Cal St. Fullerton, 2-1 at Drake Stadium. The Bruins, 3-1 on the year, were playing without starting goalkeeper Brian Perk and midfielder Michael Stephens as they have joined the US National Team for the U-20 World Cup. A game at San Diego and a home match versus UNLV  this week will be the Bruins' final tests before beginning Pac-10 play in October.

Women's Golf

#3 UCLA has the Mason Rudolph Invitational, hosted by Vanderbilt, this week to kick off their fall season. not a test also has this amazing update on our Bruin golfers at LPGA Q-School.

Women's Swimming

The Bruins will open up the Spieker Aquatics Center with the Blue-Gold Meet at 1 pm PDT on Saturday.

Calendar (all times pacific)
Friday, September 25
Women's Soccer at Cal St. Northridge, 4:00 pm- Northridge, CA
Men's Soccer at San Diego, 7:00 pm- San Diego, CA
Woen's Volleyball at Arizona St., 7:00 pm- Tempe, AZ
Women's Golf, Mason Rudolph Invitational, All Day- Nashville, TN
Saturday, September 26
Women's Swimming, Blue-Gold Meet, 7:00 pm- Spieker Aquatics Center
Men's Water Polo vs. UC Irvine, 7:00 pm- Spieker Aquatics Center
Women's Volleyball at Arizona, 7:00 pm- Tucson, AZ
Women's Golf, Mason Rudolph Invitational, All Day- Nashville, TN
Sunday, September 27
Women's Soccer at UC Santa Barbara, 4:00 pm- Santa Barbara, CA
Men's Soccer vs. UNLV, 5:00 pm- Drake Stadium
Women's Golf, Mason Rudolph Invitational, All Day- Nashville, TN

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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