Welcome to yet another edition of What’s Bruin, grab yourself a coffee and have a read!
UCLA Men’s Basketball
UCLA lost true-freshman point guard Tyger Campbell for the season already, as he tore the ACL in his left knee during practice on Sunday. The injury bug has hit the Bruins very hard this offseason, as they’ll now have three key players missing from their rotations for an extended period of time. Ouch.
I am sure that head coach Steve Alford will find the right balance in the rotation. Not.
UCLA Men’s Soccer
On a lighter note, it was just announced that redshirt junior center back Matthew Powell was named UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week. He played a big part in helping the Bruins go 2-0 this week with his defensive play. The Bruins last two opponents (Washington and Oregon State) have very respectable offenses, so it was a total team effort as well. Congrats, Matthew!
UCLA Women’s Volleyball
The 20th ranked Bruins women’s volleyball team hosts No. 25 Arizona State and No. 23 Arizona this week. This is a golden opportunity for the UCLA Bruins to pull off a much-needed PAC-12 sweep of their South division rivals, but it won’t come easy.
Arizona State comes into their tilt against the Bruins at 13-5, while the Arizona Wildcats come in at 14-4. While UCLA has 8-5, they are a respectable 3-1 at home this season. Simply put, this is a big week for the UCLA women’s volleyball team.
UCLA Women’s Soccer
Junior Kaiya McCullough was named the PAC-12 Defensive Player of the week for her tremendous defensive performance against Arizona, and Arizona State.
Congrats to @hiyakaiya, who was named the @pac12 Defensive Player of the Week! https://t.co/eeTBTgI1OH pic.twitter.com/71ZXllK406— UCLA Women's Soccer (@UCLAWSoccer) October 9, 2018
She made two brilliant defensive stops against the Wildcats top scorer, Jada Talley who most teams have failed to stop this season. McCullough also played a big role in the Bruins 3-1 victory over the Arizona State Sun Devils whom have one of the better offenses in the country.
And that’ll do it for this edition of What’s Bruins for October 10th!