2014 Men's Volleyball News
March 5, 2014
Gauchos Record Historic Sweep Over UCLA, Extend Impressive Rob Gym Record
After suffering a deflating loss at Pauley Pavillion in January that halted a season-opening five match winning streak, UC Santa Barbara got its revenge on Wednesday night, recording a historic sweep over the visiting UCLA Bruins at Rob Gym.
March 3, 2014
Seventh-Ranked Gauchos Return to Rob to Host UCLA, UC San Diego
UCSB wrapped up a four-match road trip by travelling to UC Irvine and UC San Diego, falling in four games to the Anteaters before recovering for a straight-set sweep over the Tritons.
March 1, 2014
Solid Performance from Hanley Leads Gauchos Sweep of UC San Diego
SAN DIEGO, Calif.- Senior outside hitter Matt Hanley’s career best performance for kills (20), at a .731 clip, and service aces (3) drove UC Santa Barbara’s sweep of UC San Diego (25-20, 25-16, 25-18). The Gauchos improve to 10-5 overall, 9-5 MPSF as the season progresses into its second half.
February 28, 2014
UCSB Falls to UC Irvine in Four Sets
IRVINE, Calif.- Following the sweep of Pacific, the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos travelled south to face defending national champions UC Irvine. Previously defeated in five sets at home, the Gauchos were unable to overcome UCI on the road (25-17, 25-19, 24-26, 25-20). UCSB overall drops to 9-5 overall, 8-5 MPSF.
February 27, 2014
Sixth-Ranked Gauchos Wrap Up Road Swing With UC Irvine, UC San Diego
UCSB kicked off a four-match homestand last week by falling at ninth-ranked Stanford before sweeping Pacific.
February 22, 2014
UCSB Displays Strong Rebound With Sweep of Pacific
STOCKTON, Calif. - Following a hard loss against Stanford the previous night, the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos rallied to dominate University of the Pacific in straight sets (25-15, 25-17, 25-23). This victory marks the first defeat of Pacific in straight sets since 2010 and the first win at Pacific since 2011. UCSB improves to 9-4 overall, 8-4 MPSF.
February 21, 2014
No. 5 Gauchos Fall on the Road to No. 9 Stanford in Straight Sets
PALO ALTO, Calif.- In their first of four away matches, the No. 5 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (8-4, 7-4 MPSF) were defeated in straight sets (25-17, 25-18, 25-17) against the No. 9 Stanford Cardinal (9-5, 6-5 MPSF). UCSB had previously defeated Stanford at home in five sets when the Cardinal was ranked No. 1 overall.
February 20, 2014
Fifth-Ranked Men's Volleyball Looks to Stay Hot, Travels to Stanford and Pacific
Last week saw the Gauchos wrap up a stretch of playing 10 of their first 13 matches of the season on home court.
February 14, 2014
Gauchos Win Third Straight Match Over No. 6 Long Beach, Improve to Third in Conference
SANTA BARBARA, Calif.- The No. 7 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos won their third straight game, defeating equally matched No. 6 Long Beach State in four tightly contested sets (30-28, 23-25, 25-21, 25-20). With the win, and Pepperdine’s concurrent loss at UC Irvine, the Gauchos now move into third place in the MPSF conference standings with a record of 8-3 overall, 7-3 in conference.
February 12, 2014
Gauchos Breeze Past No. 13 CSUN in Wednesday Sweep
Seventh-ranked UC Santa Barbara continued its dominant play at home on Wednesday night, making quick work of visiting No. 13 Cal State Northridge in a 3-0 sweep (25-18, 25-19, 25-16) at Rob Gym.
February 11, 2014
Men's Volley Returns Home to Host Cal State Northridge, Long Beach State
Last week, UC Santa Barbara earned a 1-1 split playing on the road against a pair of top-5 teams in the nation, falling in five sets at No. 5 USC before triumphing at No. 3 Pepperdine.
February 10, 2014
Seif Named MPSF Conference Player of the Week
Sophomore setter Jonah Seif was named the MPSF/Molten Player of the Week after leading the team in a pair of impressive performances – including his second career double-double – against top-five teams last week, the conference announced today.
February 8, 2014
UCSB Bounces Back With Win Over No. 3 Pepperdine
After a disappointing loss to USC earlier this week, eighth-ranked UC Santa Barbara rebounded in a big way by downing No. 3 Pepperdine in five sets on Saturday night at the Firestone Fieldhouse.
February 6, 2014
Seif's Triple-Double Not Enough as No. 8 Gauchos Fall to USC in Five
The second triple-double in sophomore setter Jonah Seif's young career was not enough to propel the eighth-ranked Gauchos over No. 5 USC on Thursday night, as the Gauchos fell just short in a 3-2 loss (20-25, 34-32, 23-25, 27-25, 15-X) at the Galen Center.
February 4, 2014
No. 8 UCSB Hits Road for Top-5 Matchups at USC, Pepperdine
After picking up their first two losses of the season, the Gauchos rebounded in a strong way by beating then-No. 11 Hawai’i on consecutive nights.
January 31, 2014
Clutch Performances From Licht, Seif Catapult No. 9 UCSB Past No. 11 Hawai'i in Five Sets
Ninth-ranked UC Santa Barbara improved its home record to an impressive 5-1 mark on Friday night after besting visiting Hawai'i for the second time in as many nights, extending its winning streak over the Rainbow Warriors to seven matches with a nailbiting 3-2 victory.
January 30, 2014
Gauchos End Two-Match Losing Streak With Solid Win Over Hawai’i
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The No. 9 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos defeated the No. 11 Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors in a strong, yet close, performance (25-19, 21-25, 25-22, 25-23). The Gauchos improve to 4-2 overall, 3-2 MPSF and snap their two-match losing streak after being swept at UCLA and dropping a heartbreaker in five sets to UC Irvine.
January 29, 2014
No. 9 UCSB Welcomes Hawai'i to Rob Gym for Pair of MPSF Matchups
After starting the season with five straight wins – albeit two of those coming in exhibitions – the Gauchos picked up their first two losses of the season on the road at UCLA and at home against defending national champion UC Irvine.
January 25, 2014
UCSB Loses Heartbreaker in Five Sets to UC Irvine
Returning home after their defeat earlier in the week at UCLA, eighth-ranked UC Santa Barbara was unable to overcome another slow start, falling in five sets to equally ranked No. 8 UC Irvine (25-21, 25-23, 16-25, 22-25, 17-15).
January 21, 2014
Gauchos Face UCLA on Pac-12 Network, Host UC Irvine in Pivotal Week
UCSB continued their hot start with home wins over Pacific and top-ranked Stanford. Austin Kingi led the offense with 26 kills over the weekend, and the junior outside also had four aces against the Tigers.
January 21, 2014
No. 8 UCSB Handed First Loss of Season, Falls to UCLA 3-0
Playing on national television for the first time this season, eighth-ranked UC Santa Barbara was unable to overcome a hot start by No. 3 UCLA, who dealt the Gauchos their first loss of the season with a three-game sweep at Pauley Pavillion on Tuesday night.
January 18, 2014
Gauchos Topple No. 1 Stanford in Thriller
Santa Barbara, Calif.
January 17, 2014
UCSB Opens Conference Play With Pacific Sweep
The eleventh-ranked Gauchos moved to a 2-0 start after sweeping the University of the Pacific Tigers on Friday night in their MPSF Conference opener.
January 14, 2014
Gauchos Open MPSF Play With Stanford, Pacific
After finishing third in the 50th annual UCSB Asics Invitational, the Gauchos pulled off exhibition sweeps of UC Santa Cruz and Concordia last week.
January 10, 2014
UCSB Wins Final Exhibition Match, Prepares for Conference Play
Santa Barbara, Calif.
January 8, 2014
Gauchos Roll Past UC Santa Cruz in Wednesday Tuneup
Fresh off a third place finish in the 50th annual UCSB Invitational, the Gauchos kept their high level of play going in a 3-0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-20) exhibition sweep of Division III opponent UC Santa Cruz, who was playing its first match of the season.
January 7, 2014
Gauchos Face Final Nonconference Opponents of 2014 in UC Santa Cruz, Concordia
UCSB opened the 2013 season with a successful effort as hosts in the 50th annual Asics Invitational tournament, tying for the best record in their five-team pool on day one before sweeping UCSD on day two for a third place finish in the ten-team event.
January 4, 2014
Gauchos Finish Third in Asics Invitational After Sweeping UC San Diego
In the team's first official contest, sophomore setter Jonah Seif led a dominant UC Santa Barbara serving performance with a career-high four aces, helping the eighth-ranked Gauchos to a sweep over UC San Diego in Saturday's third-place match of the 50th annual UCSB Asics Invitational.
January 3, 2014
No. 8 UCSB Goes 3-1 in Asics Invitational Pool Play, Saturday Schedule Set
On the first day of the 50th annual UCSB Asics Invitational tournament, the Gauchos put together a 3-1 record in exhibition pool play to place second in their group and earn the chance to compete for third place in the ten-team tournament tomorrow afternoon.
December 30, 2013
Gauchos Start Regular Season by Hosting 50th Annual Asics Invitational
The UC Santa Barbara men's volleyball team will open up regular season play this weekend when they host the 50th annual UCSB Asics Invitational on Friday, Jan. 3 and Saturday, Jan. 4.