November 14, 2009

Gauchos Fall to Pacific in Three

Nov. 14, 2009

Box Score

A night after a thrilling victory over UC Davis which put the UC Santa Barbara women's volleyball team in first place in the Big West, the Gauchos were swept by Pacific on Saturday night, 25-20, 25-15, 25-15.

UCSB is now 20-7 overall and 10-5 in the Big West. Pacific improves to 17-10 overall and 7-8.

Playing without All-America candidate Rebecca Saraceno, who missed the weekend's matches with a knee injury suffered last weekend, the Gauchos didn't have a single player reach double-digit kills on Saturday. It was only the second time this season that UCSB failed to record a double-digit kill performance.

Stacey Schmidt had eight kills while Charlene DeHoog had seven. Chelsey Lowe had 13 digs to lead the team while DeHoog and Leah Sully each had 10. Setter Dana Vargas had only 18 assists, which were a season low.

"We just couldn't get into an offensive rhythm," UCSB head coach Kathy Gregory said.

As a team the Gauchos hit just .105. Pacific swung at a .321 clip. UCSB, which had 13 team blocks vs. UC Davis, managed just two solo blocks and eight block assists on the night.

The Gauchos have two more regular-season matches, as they face Cal State Northridge on Saturday, Nov. 21 and then San Diego State on Tuesday, Nov. 24.

Those matches are at 7 p.m. in the Thunderdome.

To purchase tickets, please call (805) 893-UCSB, visit the Ticket Office located inside the Intercollegiate Athletics building on campus or click here.

The Intercollegiate Athletics Ticket Office now has two parking spaces adjacent to the building and is now open on Saturdays, making it easier than ever for fans to purchase tickets. The ICA Ticket Office will be open from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays. The two parking spots, designated specifically for the ticket office, are already available during weekday hours, which are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

UCSB Athletics has a new weekly radio show called Talk'n Gauchos which airs every Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. on AM 1490 KIST. The show is broadcast live from State & A Bar and Grill, located on the corner of State Street and Anapamu Street in Santa Barbara. Fans are encouraged to attend the show for free gear and ticket giveaways or to even e-mail a question in to one of the guests and have it read live over the air. The show also airs live online via audio streaming and fans can click here to check out the entire lineup of live audio streaming online.

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