Nov. 17, 2006
DAVIS, Calif. - The UC Santa Barbara women's volleyball team captured its second three-game sweep of the season over future Big West foe UC Davis on Friday in the Aggies' Pavilion. Senior Olivia Waldowski led the team with 13 kills, a .667 hitting percentage and four blocks.
With the win, the Gaucho record is lifted to 17-11 overall while the Aggies fall to 4-23 on the season.
Tying Waldowski with a team-leading 15.5 points was senior Jamie Garbisch who collected her thirteenth double-double of the season with 11 kills and 13 digs along with four aces. Sophomore Lauren McLaughlin also posted double-digit kills with 10 total and put down three aces.
Freshman Stephanie Brandt put up 35 assists and libero Emily Hendrickson tied Garbisch with a match-high 13 digs. The Gauchos outhit the Aggies .328 to .000 on the match and outblocked UC Davis six to three.
Britt Erickson led the Aggies with 10 kills in the loss and Katelyn Astruc had 24 assists, a team-high 12 digs and two aces.
UCSB grabbed the lead early in game one and never let go. Garbisch led all players with six kills in the first frame while McLaughlin put away four kills and two aces. UCSB outhit the Aggies .375 to .000 to grab their biggest margin of victory outside of a game five this season with a 30-12 win in the frame.
The Aggies and Gauchos battled through four ties at the beginning of the second frame before UCSB broke away and posted an 11-6 run including five kills to bring their lead to 20-15. The Gauchos were able to take the game at 30-19 following an impressive 10-4 run to end the frame. UCSB committed only one error on 38 attempts for a collective .368 hitting percentage in the second frame versus the Aggies' .027 clip. Waldowski and McLaughlin each put down five kills while Garbisch served up two aces.
UCSB once again jumped out to an early lead in the third frame as they posted a 10-4 run to open the game highlighted by a pair of service aces from Rebecca Saraceno. The Gauchos continued to dominate but with the score at 28-14, the Aggies posted five straight points, but it proved to be too little too late as a kill from Saraceno and a UC Davis error sealed the 30-19 win for UCSB.
The Gauchos will return to action on November 24 when they face Albany and Western Michigan at the Baden Thanksgiving Classic in Long Beach, Calif.