IRVINE, Calif.- The Gauchos’ season is officially over with a first round playoff loss to UC Irvine (26-24, 22-25, 20-25, 25-19, 15-10). UC Santa Barbara finishes at 15-16 overall, 11-13 MPSF while UC Irvine improves to 23-6 overall, 19-16 MPSF, and will play the winner of Stanford versus Long Beach state.
Men’s basketball coach Bob Williams, women’s basketball coach Carlene Mitchell and men’s volleyball coach Rick McLaughlin will the featured guests on Tuesday’s Talk’n Gauchos, which will air live from 6-7 p.m. on AM 1290 KZSB. The show originates from the Beachside Bar Café on Goleta Beach.
Santa Barbara, Calif.- The #14 UCSB Gauchos (8-12, 6-10) cruised to victory over #4 Stanford (12-7) in three sets (25-18, 25-19, 25-19), avenging an earlier loss against the Cardinal on the road. Stanford lacked an answer for UCSB’s dominant services while the Gauchos were able to maintain a strong defensive attitude to prevent Cardinal scoring opportunities.
Los Angeles, Calif.- Carrying their momentum from the previous road win at USC, the UCSB Gauchos upset #6 UCLA at Pauley Pavilion in a strong four sets (25-19, 22-25, 25-23, 25-19). UCSB improves to 7-11, 5-9 MPSF while UCLA drops to 11-9, 7-7 MPSF.