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Bruin Bites: UCLA Women's Soccer Opens Season with Pair of Wins
The Bruins topped UC Irvine and Fullerton by scores of 3-1 and 3-0, respectively.
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Now, onto this week’s Bruin Bites….
Welcome to our first edition of Bruin Bites of the 2021-2022 school year. Let’s dive right in to catch up on some of the non-revenue sports action which has already started.
The UCLA women’s soccer team was the first team to begin play for the 2021-2022 school year and they did it by scoring three first half goals against UC Irvine on Thursday.
Maricarmen Reyes scored the first goal of the year for the Bruins, just over two and a half minutes into the game.
Sophomore Reilyn Turner scored the second goal of the season for UCLA at the 14:30 mark. Her goal would prove to be the game winner in this one.
Not to be outdone, Mia Fishel added an insurance goal at the 18:14 mark for what would be the Bruins’ final goal of the game.
The only offense the Anteaters could manage came at 88:56, leaving UCLA just short of a combined clean sheet from Lauren Brzykcy and Hannah Mitchell.
Meanwhile, the Bruins traveled to Cal State Fullerton yesterday and, again, the UCLA offense scored three times. And, again, Reyes scored the first goal, this time, at the 10:26 mark, and Fishel scored the final Bruin goal, this time at the 79:50 mark. Freshman Quincy McMahon scored the second goal in this contest.
Brzykcy held the Titans scoreless and posted her first clean sheet of the season.
Men’s Water Polo
While the 2021-2022 UCLA men’s water polo schedule has not yet been announced, it hasn’t stopped the team from being picked to finish second in the MPSF standings for the coming season.
The defending national champs received 21 points in the MPSF Men's Water Polo Preseason Coaches' Poll, just one point behind crosstown rival Southern Cal.
The UCLA women’s volleyball team will begin its 2021-2022 season on Sunday by visiting UC Davis. The Bruins have been predicted to finish second in the Pac-12 standings this year in the Pac-12 Conference Preseason Coaches Poll.
Additionally, grad student Mac May and seniors Zoe Fleck and élan McCall were named to the Preseason All-Pac-12 Team.