Gauchos Fall to TCU; Await Tournament Fate
SAN DIEGO - The UC Santa Barbara women's volleyball team ended its season with a 25-21, 25-15, 25-18 defeat to TCU on Saturday night to end the Turkey Time Tournament, yet still finishes the season with a terrific chance to get into the NCAA Tournament.
The Gauchos finished the regular season with a 19-12 overall record and saw their seven-match winning streak snapped. TCU improves to 25-7 overall.
UCSB hit just .094 for the match and had nearly as many errors (20) as kills (30) on the night.
TCU hit .303 on the evening despite not having a single player in double digits with kills. However the Horned Frogs dug 48 balls and had 10.0 blocks as a team to take over defensively.
UCSB will find out its tournament fate on Sunday when the NCAA selection committee announces the 64-team field. UCSB finished with an 11-5 record in conference play, second place in the Big West, and could be making its 28th appearance in the NCAA's.