UCSB Falls to UC Irvine in Straight Sets
Jan. 15, 2011
The Gauchos came into their match against UC Irvine on a hot streak-winning three of their first four games to start the season. But they were unable to sustain their momentum, as they fell to the UC Irvine Anteaters in straight sets Saturday night, with game scores of 25-21, 25-22, 25-23. The lost drops the Gauchos to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in MPSF play.
Senior opposite Cullen Irons was the only Gaucho to record double digit kills, tallying 11 on 27 attacks. Senior setter Vince Devany led the Gauchos in both assists (22) and digs (7). The Gauchos swung at a measly .158 clip for the game, including a season-low of.040 in the first set.
The No. 2 Anteaters were led by Carson Clark and Cory Yoder, who recorded 14 and 13 kills respectively. Yoder had a particularly strong hitting percentage of .722 for the match. Setter Daniel Stork dished out 37 assists.
The Gauchos play two more games on the road this week against Long Beach State (Jan. 18) and Cal State Northridge (Jan. 21) before returning to Rob Gym for a two-game homestand against MPSF foes USC and Pepperdine.
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