UCLA Sports Saturday: Men's Volleyball give Scates another win, Gymnastics moves on to nationals

UCLA was a busy place, in terms of sports, on Saturday. If you were bored this Easter’s Eve, it’s because you hate UCLA and your life sucks horribly.

For starters, UCLA Women’s Gymnastics won the Fayeteville Regional in Arkansas, beating out the host school, the University of Arkansas, after a furious rally by the Lady Hogs. However, UCLA led the entire way and controlled everything and anything. I don’t know much about gymnastics, except that we have attractive gymnasts and, also, they can flip three times in the air on level ground with only momentum. Seriously, what kind of human being can do that? Oh, that’s right, our Bruins can. Congrats, ladies.

Then, UCLA was about to get swept by Oregon in baseball after trailing 5-2 early on. Previously, Oregon had murdered UCLA in two earlier contests in the series, and a sweep was the one thing our Bruins didn’t need. Needless to say, UCLA recognized this, corrected, and wound up taking a win at Jackie Robinson Stadium, beating the Ducks 9-6.

UCLA softball, ranked 12th in the nation, meanwhile, lost to No. 5 ASU, dropping to 2-4 in Pac-12 play. Yikes.

And to end the wild and crazy day, UCLA Men’s Volleyball had to replay the final few points of a the fifth set against #FBYU, because that trashy school wanted to protest Al Scates’ ability to reason with referees. OK, so maybe coaches aren’t allowed to talk to refs, but can you blame him? The call was controversial as hell.

Regardless, UCLA lost that replay, but completely dominated BYU in Al Scates’ final home game of his coaching career at UCLA, which has included 50 years of nothing but greatness. UCLA swept the Cougars in three sets, holding to BYU to under 20 points per set while never trailing the entire series. (For those who don’t know how Men’s Volleyball works, each game is a best-of-five series of sets, in which the first to 25 wins the set; first to three sets wins the entire thing.)

Overall, UCLA had a good day in athletics, save for our softball program, which, if we’re being honest, should bounce back against Stanford this week.

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