Sunday, March 28, 2010
By Blair Angulo
Here's a brief look at how UCLA's Olympic sports teams have fared this weekend:
-- The No. 3 women's gymnastics team won its second consecutive Pac-10 Conference title behind all-around champion Vanessa Zamarripa's performance. Click here for a look at the results. Zamarripa recorded scores of 9.950 on vault and 9.900 on beam to become just the sixth sophomore to be named the Pac-10 Gymnast of the Year. "Vanessa is the most talented athlete we've ever had," coach Valorie Kondos-Fieldsaid. "We've had many, many Olympians on our team. For sheer talent, she's it. She's a true student of her sport." UCLA hosts the West Regionals beginning on April 10.
Sophomore Vanessa Zamarripa led UCLA to the Pac-10 title on Saturday.
-- Men's volleyball coach Al Scates is one win away from reaching 1,200 in his illustrious 48-year career following UCLA's five-set victory at UC Irvineon Saturday night. No. 7 UCLA has won four straight, improving to 14-9 and 9-7 in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play. It was the first game of the Bruins' five-game road swing.
-- The softball team, ranked No. 5 in the country, swept a double-header Saturday against UNLV, winning by scores of 8-0 and 11-3. The Bruins (24-4) host Loyola Marymount in a double-header on Sunday.
-- The No. 4 women's water polo team was overpowered by No. 2 Stanford on Saturday afternoon, dropping an 11-6 contest at the Spieker Aquatics Center. The Bruins (14-6) fell behind 7-3 after two quarters and were unable to recover against a strong Cardinal squad (18-1).
-- Both tennis squads came out victorious -- the No. 5 ranked women defeated No. 19 Washington 6-1 and the No. 12 men swept Oregon 7-0.