October 15, 2010

Gauchos Sweep Pacific Behind DeHoog's 18 Kills

Oct. 15, 2010

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STOCKTON, Calif. - The UC Santa Barbara women's volleyball team swept Pacific on Friday night, 29-27, 25-22, 26-24.

The Gauchos were led by senior Charlene DeHoog's 18 kills while hitting .327 while Kara Sherrard was the other UCSB player to record double-digits as she had 13 putaways.

Against their former Associate Head Coach Greg Gibbons, who now is the head coach of the Tigers, UCSB rallied from a 19-14 deficit in the first set and a 19-13 deficit in the third set to capture the win. The Gauchos are now 11-8 overall and 5-1 in the Big West. Pacific falls to 10-8, 3-4.

Behind a strong defensive effort that saw three Gauchos record double-digit digs - Kelly Heenan had 14 digs, Chelsey Lowe had 13 and Sherrard had 12 - UCSB also hit .292 as a team. Setter Dana Vargas had 44 assists for the Gauchos.

Santa Barbara finishes off its four-match road trip at UC Davis on Saturday with a 7 p.m. match.

The Gauchos return home on Oct. 22 vs. UC Irvine. Tickets are available by calling (805) 893-UCSB or click here.

The Intercollegiate Athletics Ticket Office has two parking spaces adjacent to the building and is now open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., making it easier than ever for fans to purchase tickets. The two parking spots, designated specifically for the Ticket Office, are also available during weekday hours, which are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Gaucho Fund, launched as part of the Dare to Be Great strategic plan, is UCSB Athletics' annual giving program to provide vital funding support for scholarships, academic success and leadership development for Gaucho student-athletes. The Gaucho Fund is the anchor to the Dare to Be Great campaign.

GKids is the official kids club of UCSB Athletics. Members receive a free GKids t-shirt, free admittance to tons of Gaucho games, opportunities to be ball boys and girls at games, a special birthday greeting from Olie (the GKids mascot) and much, much more! For more information on GKids, or to become a member, please click here.