What’s Bruin this Monday morning? Well, let’s start out with the big news.
Ben Bolch of the LA Times is reporting that Bruin TE Caleb Wilson has an injury to his foot and will be lost for the remainder of the season.
Caleb Wilson has a forefoot injury that will require surgery and sideline him for rest of the season.— Ben Bolch (@latbbolch) October 1, 2017
This is certainly a blow to the UCLA offense as Wilson has been one of Josh Rosen’s top targets so far this season.
Based on what we saw on Saturday, look for Austin Roberts to see more playing time in place of Wilson.
UCLA Women’s Soccer
Junior Hailie Mace played a hand in all three goals in the first half. She scored the first two and assisted on the third. Within two minutes of the game, Mace scored to start the game off right for the Bruins. Five minutes later she doubled the lead off an Ashley Sanchez ball. Mace made sure to return the favor. Before the half ended, Mace sent Sanchez a through ball who did not hesitate to slot it past the goalkeeper.
The Bruins were able to hold the Beavers scoreless until the 76th minute when Taylor Lemmond scored for OSU. Gabrielle Matulich scored for UCLA with only seconds left in the game to give the Bruins a three-goal victory. With the win, UCLA remains undefeated with a 10-0-1 record as they hit the road to take on the Arizona schools.
UCLA Men’s Water Polo
UCLA had a 5-4 lead at the half, but the Anteaters scored two goals in the third quarter to take a 6-5 lead. Matt Farmer scored first in the fourth to tie the game at 6-6. The teams then alternated the next four goals, but, with 39 seconds left in regulation, UC Irvine found the net to re-take the lead, this time for good, as the Bruins’ final two shots both hit the post.
UCLA Women’s Volleyball
After losing in four sets on Friday, UCLA bounced back to win against Washington State on Sunday in four sets 25-12, 25-12, 22-25, 25-13.
Senior Reily Buechler had a dominating performance as she helped the Bruins defeat Washington State in four sets. Buechler recorded a season-best of 21 kills with a .465 hitting percentage and six digs by the end of the night. Teammate senior Sarah Sponcil recorded her third double-double in a row with 46 assists and 16 digs.
While Washington State took the third set, UCLA did not let down as they finished the way they started and easily closed out the win by taking the fourth and final set.
UCLA Men’s Soccer
UCLA fell to back-to-back defending champions Stanford Sunday night. With this loss, the Bruins have now lost two games back-to-back at home.
Stanford found the lone goal in the 35th minute after Stanford’s Drew Skundrich hit a ball just beyond Kevin Silva’s reach. While the scoreboard read 1-0, it was a much closer game than that. Both Stanford and UCLA were close to even in a lot of areas. But, the Bruins could not find the back of the net and that’s what counts.
This week, UCLA head up North as they travel to Oregon to face Oregon State and a few days later they face Washington.
Senior Terri Fleming won the singles final of the Cal Fall Invite against freshman teammate Abi Altick. In total, seven Bruins competed in the invitational.
It was almost an all-Bruin semifinal as three of the four semifinalists were from UCLA. In her UCLA debut, Altick, who was the sixth-seed, registered two upsets as she topped second-see Claudia Herrero of Nevada and fifth-seed Anna Bright of UC Berkeley. Fleming used her experience to defeat Altick in straight sets.
UCLA is currently competing in the Erin Hills Intercollegiate in Wisconsin. After only the first round, Junior Patrick Murphy and freshman Eddy Lai lead the Bruins.
In fact, both Murphy and Lai are tied for 14th. As a team, UCLA is in eight place. Murphy made four birdies, three bogeys and a double. Lai also had four birdies with five bogeys. Senior Tyler Collier is tied for 22nd as he birdied the third, 12th and the 16th holes along with three bogeys and a double.
Today’s action has already begun. You can follow along with the live leaderboard.
After the first round of the ANNIKA Intercollegiate competition at the Olympic Hills Golf Club, UCLA sits in fourth place. They are only seven shots behind first-place Arkansas.
In her UCLA debut, freshman Patty Tavatanakit is tied for sixth place. Tavatanakit birdied the first hole, the 10th, made four bogeys, and gained strokes on the 13th, 18th and the fifth hole. Also in the top 15 is teammate sophomore Clare Legaspi who made two birdies on the 13th and the third holes along with three bogeys.
UCLA continues the second round early this morning. Follow along with the live leaderboard.
And, that’s What’s Bruin this morning....