The holding steady at #9 UCLA Bruins (5-2, 5-1), fresh off their victory over Stanford (and sincere apologies, I haven't had time this week to recap that great meet) travel to the desert to take on #20 Arizona (2-8, 1-4). Today's meet is at 3pm Pacific time, and will be streamed live here. Unlike last week, I am not complaining this is not on Pac-12 Networks, just irritated.
The Bruins have won four meets in a row, and head back into their final cupcake dual meet of the year. Arizona may be ranked 20th, but their RQS is currently 195.615, with an average of 195.632 and a high of 196.925, which they put up against Oklahoma earlier this season, and yet still lost. Again, if the Bruins score up to their averages, they should win this meet. They lost to Arizona State last week, a team UCLA beat handily, even if it was close.
Last week the Bruins conquered their beam demons, but once again fell to problems on the uneven bars. This is a great week to tune up their routines as they start heading towards pac-12 and NCAAs in April. Sydney Sawa scored the first perfect 10 of her career last week on the floor, and Sam Peszek was named Pac-12 Specialist of the week after winning all three events she competed on last week.
Arizona is led by Alison Flores and Kristen Klarenbach, the first a great all-arounder, the second a spectacular floor performer and vaulter.
Sorry this is so short this week - next week the stakes increase against Michigan, but first, take care of business, and get that first 197 of the year.