While football and men’s basketball news have dominated UCLA of late, here are some news about other teams in Westwood who were in action this weekend.
UCLA Women’s Basketball
Baylor jumped out to an early 12-4 lead. But, then UCLA went on a 14-0 run and the Lady Bears were forced to play catch up the rest of the game, but they couldn’t catch the Bruins.
Monique Billings recorded 21 points while Jordin Canada had a double-double with 20 points and 13 assists. Kennedy Burke registered 19 points herself and helped hold Baylor to just 40% shooting whereas they usually register 61%.
With this win, UCLA increases their home winning streak to 32 and faces yet another tough test against #1 ranked UConn on Tuesday.
UCLA Women’s Soccer
UCLA defeated Virginia Sunday night and will advance to the Quarterfinals of the NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament. The Bruins will now host Princeton on Saturday for the right to play in the Semifinals of the Women’s College Cup in Orlando.
Five minutes into the game, Virginia took the lead on an own goal by UCLA. After a free kick was sent into the box, instead of clearing the ball Karina Rodriguez headed the ball into the back of the net.
It didn’t take long for UCLA to answer. Less than a minute later, the Bruins were awarded a penalty kick after Ashley Sanchez was taken down in the box. It was Jessie Fleming who stepped up and buried the ball to equalize.
Just as it was looking like the game was headed to overtime, UCLA came through once again. Sanchez raced up the middle of the field and connected with Anika Rodriguez who put the ball and the game, away.
UCLA Men’s Water Polo
The Bruins lost to the Trojans in the MPSF Championship game 7-5. They struggled in power plays and on both sides of the ball. While senior Jack Grover and freshman Nicolas Saveljic led the team with two goals each, it wasn’t enough.
Even after losing the game, UCLA still earned a #1 seed. By losing the game, the Bruins didn’t earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, but were selected as one of only two at-large bids, along with #2 seed UC Berkeley. UCLA has some time to rest before their 2017 NCAA Championship Semifinal on December 2.
UCLA Women’s Volleyball
All it took was three sets for UCLA to defeat UC Berkeley.
While the Bruins took an early lead, the Golden Bears responded with 10 points to go up by seven points. All it took was a 7-1 run for the Bruins to take the lead and the first set. The second set was nothing short of intense. There were five lead changes, but UCLA came back to win 25-23, similar to the first set and took the second. The Bruins put the game away in the third and final set. They scored the first seven points and took a double-figure lead.
While UCLA took the first two sets 25-23, the third and last set 25-15. The Bruins head up to Oregon to face Oregon State on Tuesday.
And that’s What’s Bruin in Westwood!