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What’s Bruin: UCLA Women’s Soccer Plows Past Santa Clara, 4-2

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The Bruins beat the Broncos 4-2 Thursday night, with exceptional play from Hallie Mace.

Hallie Mace, shown here in a Spring game against UCSB on April 15, 2017, scored a hat trick last night against Santa Clara.
Joe Piechowski

Let’s go through a roundup of this morning’s UCLA sports news as we head into the weekend.

Women’s Soccer

The UCLA women’s soccer team beat Santa Clara 4-2 Thursday night. All the scoring took place in the first half. Santa Clara scored first in the match, but about eight minutes later Annika Rodgriguez scored the equalizer for the Bruins. Hailie Mace gave UCLA a 3-1 lead with goals in the 19th minute and 25th minute. Santa Clara then scored their second and final goal before Mace added her third goal of the half to complete UCLA’s first hat trick since Darian Jenkins in last year’s season opener. Ashley Sanchez also had two assists in the win.

Thanks to Pac 12 Networks for the highlight videos.

And here is Mace’s hat trick highlight reel:


UCLA Offensive Coordinator Jedd Fisch has been named one of Sports Illustrated’s “Rising Assistant Coaches.” Fisch is among 30 coaches named to the list, and he is in company with the defensive coordinators from Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State, and offensive coordinators from LSU, Southern Cal, and Michigan. Bruce Feldman writes, “Michigan was No. 1 in the Big Ten in scoring and No. 2 in passing offense—despite breaking in a new QB”. Let’s hope Fisch can live up to the hype.

Women’s Volleyball

The 13th ranked UCLA women’s volleyball team will open play today as they head to Honolulu for the Texaco Rainbow Wahine Invitational. Their first opponent is #22 San Diego at 7:45 P.M. PT. Their second match will be Saturday at 7:45 P.M. PT against Marquette, and they will finish the weekend on Sunday at 8:00 P.M. PT against host team Hawaii. Senior Riley Buechler, one of the eight returning members of the squad, has been named to the Preseason All-Pac-12 Conference Team.

Women’s Basketball Recruiting

BOOM! Camryn Brown, a junior at Prestonwood Christian in Plano, Texas, has committed to UCLA Women’s Basketball. Brown attended a UCLA basketball camp a few weeks ago, but took a few weeks after to decide. Brown told the Plano Star Courier, “My mom said that I didn’t really light up about any other school like I did UCLA.”

While she will be far from home, Brown’s grandparents live in Southern California. So, she’ll have family nearby.

Welcome to Westwood, Camryn!

Go Bruins!