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Bruin Bites: UCLA Softball Earns WCWS Two Seed Overall
UCLA women's tennis advances to NCAA Quarterfinals while women's water polo falls to Southern Cal in title game.
Being deep into championship season, it’s time to revive Bruin Bites to provide some quick updates on what’s happened with some of the Bruin teams over the weekend.
The UCLA softball team finished the regular season on a high note Saturday, defeating Arizona 7-2. Rachel Garcia moved her record to 14-0 for the year. Then, on Sunday, the Bruins were chosen as the number two overall seed for the Women’s College World Series.
That means the Bruins will host the Los Angeles Regional this weekend. Their first game is Friday night at 7:30 pm against Long Beach State. That game will be broadcast on ESPN2. Minnesota and Fresno State are the other two teams competing in this weekend’s regionals. Assuming UCLA wins the LA Regional, they are also in line to host the Super Regionals the following weekend.
The fourth-seeded UCLA women’s tennis team easily defeated the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets yesterday, 4-0, to advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals on Wednesday. Fifth-seeded Pepperdine is up next for the Bruins on Wednesday at 2:30 pm PT and is scheduled to be broadcast on the Tennis Channel. UCLA is 2-1 against the Waves this season.
Women’s Water Polo
The UCLA women’s water polo took on Southern Cal yesterday for the national championship. Unfortunately, the game wasn’t even close and Southern Cal won the title, 18-9. The Bruins weren’t really ever in this contest. The Trojans scored the first two goals of the game. With about five minutes to go in the first, UCLA scored to make it 3-2, Southern Cal, but it only got worse from there. The Trojans scored five consecutive goals and UCLA didn’t score again until there was just 2:17 left in the half. Southern Cal led 10-5 at the half and they outscored the Bruins, 8-4, in the second half, resulting in an 18-9 final.