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Football gave us heartburn. Our other sports are still able to win.
Well, how was your weekend? Did you enjoy it? Could you enjoy it after Saturday's performance? I know mine went straight into the "do not remember" file after both the A's and Giants lost both of their games over the weekend, and let's not rehash football too much. After all, that's what we are here for - our ugly numbers, rehashed.
Same game, yet we expected a different result this time. Maybe we are insane.
Fortunately, some of our Olympic sports performed at a much higher level this weekend.
- The No. 3 UCLA Men's Water Polo team cruised past No. 17 UC Davis on Sunday, 15-8. Freshman Danny McClintick and Aimone Barabino each scored three goals apiece. The Bruins fell behind early in the pool, but then scored eight unanswered goals to lead 8-1 at halftime. The team is off this week until October 20th when they travel to No. 2 UC Santa Barbara. On Saturday, the men defeated Cal 10-9 in sudden death overtime at Spieker. Senior Josh Samuels led the way with four goals. At ;east one of our teams beat Cal.
- Third ranked UCLA women's soccer beat Oregon State 4-1 on Sunday. Senior Zakiya Bywaters scored two goals, bumping her Pac-12 leading total to 11. The Bruins got on the board early, scoring the first goal at 2:51 by Bywaters, and Sarah Killion adding a second goal just three minutes later. UCLA Women's Soccer is now 11-0-2 on the year, 4-0-1 in Pac-12 play and plays again October 12th at Washington.
- Sixth ranked UCLA Women's Volleyball swept Arizona on Sunday, 25-16, 25-20, 27-25 at Wooden. Seniors Rachael Kidder and Tabi Love each had 13 kills, and Kidder surpassed the 1,200 kill mark in her career. The Bruins play again on Friday, at Stanford at 6pm. The match will be televised live on the Pac-12 Networks. Tune in.
- The fifth ranked Men's Soccer team defeated Oregon State 1-0 and improved to 3-0 in conference play. Victor Chavez scored the only goal for the Bruins in the 64th minute. It was the Bruin's 16th straight victory in Pac-12 play, and improved to 8-1-2 overall, 3-0 in Pac-12 play. The Bruins play again today at 7pm to play Washington at Drake. This will be broadcast live on Pac-12 Networks.
That's the round up for this week. Get your Monday moving and avoid smug Cal fans if possible.