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Sixth-Ranked Bruins Host Northridge, Travel to Irvine for Two Matches
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The sixth-ranked Bruins open their 2014 season on Thursday against Cal State Northridge. The match, which will take place at Annenberg Beach House in Santa Monica, will start at 3:30 p.m.

UCLA returns five players who saw action during its inaugural season in 2013, senior Meg Norton, juniors Karsta Lowe and Zoë Nightingale and sophomores Karly Drolson and Rachel Inouye, in addition to sophomore Haley Lawless, who did not play last year.

Among the newcomers from the 2013 women's volleyball team are senior Madie Smith and freshmen Skylar Dykstra, Jennie Frager, Jessyka Ngauamo and Jordan Robbins. Transferring into the Bruin program are sophomores Taylor Formico (UC Santa Barbara) and Kamila Tan (UC San Diego).

The Bruins, under second year head coach Stein Metzger and assistants Jenny Johnson Jordan and Sarah Straton, were 3-7 in dual matches last season. UCLA had a pair of teams reach the 2013 AVCA National Championships, Norton and Kelly Reeves, as well as Nightingale and Becca Strehlow. Reeves became the first Bruin to earn AVCA All-America honors last year.

Cal State Northridge will be playing its inaugural match after the program was announced in January. 

Following Thursday's match, the Bruins head to Irvine Valley College to square off with IVC at 9 a.m. and Bakersfield at 11 a.m.

EVENT INFORMATION
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Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Long Beach State
Malibu, CA
W, 3 - 2
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Hawai'i
Malibu, CA
W, 3 - 2
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. USC
Malibu, CA
L, 0 - 5
Sunday, Mar 06
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
L, 0 - 5
Thursday, Mar 10
vs. CSUN
Santa Monica, CA
W, 5 - 0
Thursday, Mar 10
vs. Florida State
Santa Monica, CA
L, 2 - 3
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Wednesday, Mar 23
vs. Tulane
Boca Raton, FL
W, 5 - 0
Wednesday, Mar 23
at Florida Atlantic
Boca Raton, FL
W, 5 - 0
Friday, Mar 25
vs. Florida ...
DeLand, FL
W, 5 - 0
Friday, Mar 25
vs. Florida State
DeLand, FL
L, 1 - 4
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. Florida Atlantic
DeLand, FL
W, 5 - 0
Saturday, Mar 26
at Stetson
DeLand, FL
W, 3 - 2
Wednesday, Mar 30
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
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vs. Outrigger Beach ...
Honolulu, HI
-
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Arizona State
Honolulu, HI
W, 5 - 0
Saturday, Apr 02
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
W, 3 - 2
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. San Francisco
Hermosa Beach, CA
W, 5 - 0
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Long Beach State
Hermosa Beach, CA
W, 5 - 0
LIVE NOW
vs. USAV Beach ...
Hermosa Beach, CA
-
Wednesday, Apr 13
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 0
Wednesday, Apr 20
vs. Loyola Marymount
Northridge, CA
W, 4 - 1
Wednesday, Apr 20
at CSUN
Northridge, CA
W, 5 - 0
LIVE NOW
vs. Pairs First & Second ...
Los Angeles, CA
-
LIVE NOW
vs. Pairs Semifinal #1 ...
Los Angeles, CA
-
Friday, Apr 29
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Sunday, May 01
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 3
Sunday, May 01
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 3
Friday, May 06
vs. Hawai'i
Gulf Shores, AL
L, 0 - 3
Friday, May 06
vs. Stetson
Gulf Shores, AL
W, 3 - 2
Saturday, May 07
vs. Pepperdine
Gulf Shores, AL
W, 3 - 2
Saturday, May 07
vs. Hawai'i
Gulf Shores, AL
W, 3 - 0
Sunday, May 08
vs. Florida State
Gulf Shores, AL
L, 1 - 3
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