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The Women’s Volleyball and Men’s Water Polo teams stay perfect. Jessie Fleming wins one in OT and Men’s Soccer loses a tough one in OT.

The UCLA Women’s Volleyball team in their new gray jerseys prior to their sweep of Hawai’i.
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UCLA’s football game against Texas A&M may have been the biggest Bruin sporting event of the weekend, but it wasn’t the only one. Let’s look at how the Olympic sports did this weekend.

Women’s Volleyball

The other day, our headline was "Hawai’i 5-0". Well, now it’s Hawai’i 6-0 after the team swept Hawai’i on Saturday night 25-23, 25-22, 25-22. UCLA is now off to its best start since the 2011 National Championship season.

Reily Buechler recorded another double-double with 14 kills and 11 digs. Jordan Anderson added 11 kills while Taylor Formico and freshman Savvy Simo had 16 digs and 13 digs, respectively.

Anderson and Jenny Frager were named to the All-Tournament team.

Men’s Basketball Recruiting

Charles O’Bannon, Jr., the son of former Bruin Charles O’Bannon and nephew of Ed, has set four official visits.

O’Bannon will visit UCLA September 30th, Southern Cal October 7th, N.C. State October 21st and Texas November 11th.

Despite the fact that O’Bannon is part of a family of Bruin legends, Texas is the favorite to land O’Bannon.

Women’s Soccer

Freshman phenom Jessie Fleming is having a big impact on the UCLA Women’s Soccer team. After UCLA and Penn State entered overtime tied 0-0, Fleming scored the game-winning goal by heading MacKenzie Cerda's corner kick at 98:01 to win the game.

Here’s a look at the highlights:

And, here’s a post-game interview with Fleming:

Men’s Water Polo

The UCLA Men’s Water Polo team swept all three of its games in the UCLA Invitational yesterday. In the first game, the team beat Redlands 14-4 to notch the Bruins 36th win in a row. That was followed by a 15-6 defeat of LMU to make it 37 in a row. And, then, they destroyed Chapman 20-2 in the third and final game increasing the winning streak to 38 games. The team is only 13 wins away from establishing a new school record for the longest winning streak.

Men’s Soccer

The UCLA Men’s Soccer team lost a close match to Duke on Friday night in the first game of the Drake Stadium doubleheader, 1-0. Duke midfielder Brian White scored the game's only goal at the 87:55 mark.

Juan Cervantes made had five saves on the night, several of which were rather remarkable.

The loss puts UCLA’s record at 1-1-1. The Bruins’ next game is tonight at home against Akron at 5pm.

Go Bruins!!!