Bruin Briefs: UCLA Bruins Eye 114th Championship


Go Joe Bruin takes a look at the status of the UCLA Bruins on their way to 114.

With the athletic year winding down, several UCLA sports are looking for post-season success. Here is a look at some of the Bruins looking to capture UCLA’s 114th championship.

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Baseball (24-24 overall, 11-12 conference)

Last night, the Bruins scored two runs in the bottom of the eight to defeat the USC Trojans 4-3 and tie the three-game series. Unfortunately, the Bruins lost 9-0 in Game 3, dropping the series to the Trojans.

Men’s Golf

The Bruins finished 8th in the Pac-12 championship. The team advanced to the NCAA Regionals, which will begin on May 16 in Kohler, Wisconsin.

Women’s Golf

On May 7, junior Bronte Law was co-medalist at the NCAA Regionals, while the team finished third to advance to the NCAA Championships. The Bruins will see action again on May 20, marking their 16th-straight appearance.

Rowing (#20)

The Bruins finished sixth overall in the Pac-12 Championships in Lake Natoma (Gold River, CA) on May 15. The team finished 5th on Women’s 3rd and 2nd Varsity 8, and 6th on Varsity 4 and Varsity 8.

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Softball (#13, 35-13-1 overall, 16-5-1 conference)

The #12 Bruins will host Bakersfield on Friday in the Los Angeles Regional of the NCAA Softball Tournament.

Men’s Tennis (#2, 24-2 overall, 7-0 conference)

The Bruins advanced to the NCAA Round of 16 on May 14 after defeating San Diego 4-0. The Bruins will play Stanford on May 20.

Women’s Tennis (#27, 15-7 overall, 6-3 conference)

UCLA lost to #4 Ohio State 4-1 in the NCAA Round of 32, ending the team’s bid for an NCAA title this year. Although the Bruins are done in team play, Catherine Harrison will be playing in Singles, and she will be joined by Kyle McPhillips for Doubles play. The Singles and Doubles Championships will take place following the NCAA Team Championship.

Track and Field

The Bruins opened the Pac-12 Championships with titles in shot put by Nicholas Scarvelis and long jump by Kylie Price, both setting new stadium records. UCLA will face another full day of multi-events today, with the women opening the day in second place with 41 points and the men in third place with 45 points.

Women’s Water Polo (#3, 25-5 overall, 5-1 conference)

The Bruins defeated #4 Michigan 5-4 with a save at the buzzer to secure a third place finish in the NCAA Championship.

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