Gauchos Stopped by UCI in First Round of MPSF TournamentIRVINE, 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.
Mitchell, Williams and McLaughlin Featured on This Week's Talk'n GauchosMen’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.
Gauchos Pull Off Upset Over No. 4 StanfordSanta 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.
Gauchos Keep it Rolling With Win Over No. 6 UCLALos 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.
Strong Play Pulls UCSB Through in 5 SetsSanta Barbara, Calif.- The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (4-7, 2-5) continue to ride their recent hot streak by defeating Cal Baptist (5-4, 2-2) in a must win match. The back and forth play saw the Gauchos pull ahead late to capture the fifth and decisive set with key play making from the team's standouts.
Gauchos Win Thriller, Break Losing StreakSanta Barbara, Calif.-
The #12 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (3-7, 1-5) squared off in a tight duel versus #13 UC San Diego (4-6, 2-4) in front of nearly 400 at Robertson Gymnasium, escaping with a three set to one win.