Happy Monday, Bruin fans! It's time to move on from an up and down weekend for UCLA athletics and look forward to new challenges this week. Here's What's Bruin in UCLA sports.
In the rubber match yesterday, the UCLA Bruin Baseball team lost the game, 14-5, and the series, 1-2, to the North Carolina Tar Heels. UCLA was lucky to get one win and had significant issues with pitching, catching, hitting, and defense. Frankly, the team played nothing like the trademark "pitching and defense" teams helmed by Head Coach John Savage in the past.
The Bruins will look to rebound against the Long Beach State Dirtbags at Jackie Robinson Stadium tomorrow night.
The #7 UCLA softball team went 3-2 over the weekend in the Mary Nutter College Classic, and now sport a record of 7-3. The Bruins beat #15 UCF, 2-0 on Friday, and split their Saturday games, losing to Notre Dame 8-6, and beating Cal Poly 9-1 in five innings. Yesterday, UCLA fell to #4 LSU, 10-5, before finishing the weekend with a 9-1 win in five innings over unranked Pacific. There is no shame in losing to a highly ranked LSU team, and beating #15 UCF is a solid win, but this team should have beaten Notre Dame.
UCLA will play five more games in the Mary Nutter College Classic this week and weekend; the Bruins face the three time reigning National Champion and #1 ranked Florida Gators on Thursday night, Georgia and BYU on Friday, and Oklahoma and Northwestern on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
After taking down the Ducks on Friday, the #12 UCLA Women's Basketball team could not topple #7 Oregon State in Corvallis last night, losing 64-54.
UCLA finishes its regular season on Friday and Sunday against the Arizona Wildcats and #9 Arizona State Sun Devils, respectively.
After starting out the season 10-0, the UCLA Men's Volleyball team hit a rough patch of late, most recently falling to Stanford last night at Maples Pavilion in four sets, 25-21, 20-25, 25-22, and 25-20. The Bruins are 3-3 in their last six matches, with a 13-3 record (9-3 MPSF).
The Bruins face Cal Baptist on Wednesday at Pauley Pavilion.
UCLA Gymnastics was not at its best in Seattle against The University of Washington yesterday. The Bruins did enough, however, finishing strong to edge the Huskies, 196.675-196.450.
Next up for the Bruins is a dual meet against Arizona State in Pauley this Saturday.
That's What's Bruin on this Monday. Have a great week and Go Bruins!