MALIBU, Calif. – Despite three players reaching double digits in kills, the UC Santa Barbara women's volleyball team dropped a straight-set decision to Miami on Friday in the opener of the Pepperdine Asics Challenge.
Scores were 25-19, 25-23, 25-22. UCSB falls to 1-3 while Miami, which is receiving votes in the latest AVCA poll, improves to 4-0.
Miami, on the other hand, had a balanced attack with no one recording more than nine kills. However two others had eight and two more added seven.
As a team the Hurricanes hit .264 compared to the Gauchos' .231.
Santa Barbara will finish the tourney with a Saturday doubleheader vs. Pepperdine and Georgia.