2014 UCSB Women's Volleyball News

September 14, 2014
UCSB Drops Final Two Matches in Cal Molten Classic
BERKELEY, Calif. – In the final day of the Cal Molten Classic, UCSB fell in matches against Pacific and Cal after struggling to find consistency on offense.

September 12, 2014
Gauchos Sweep Nevada in Cal Molten Classic Opener
BERKELEY, Calif. – Behind the solid attacking performances of Britton Taylor and Jaylen Villanueva, UCSB opened the Cal Molten Classic with a sweep over Nevada and have extended their winning streak to three matches.

September 7, 2014
UCSB Finishes Sac. State Invitational 2-1, Santi & Taylor Named All-Tournament
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In securing both its first win and first sweep of the season, UCSB bombarded Fresno State and Sacramento State with efficient attacking and strong play at the net. Opposite Britton Taylor and setter Ali Santi were named all-tournament, as those Gauchos led the team’s dominant offensive performances on day two of the Sacramento State Invitational.

September 5, 2014
UCSB Late Comebacks Not Enough in Sweep Against LMU
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – UCSB put on a pair of comeback efforts in the first and third sets, but Loyola Marymount held on to win the match 3-0 at the Sacramento State Invitational.

August 31, 2014
UCSB Drops Two Matches in Day One of Rams Volleyball Classic
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – After facing a pair of nationally recognized teams to start the 2014 season, UC Santa Barbara dropped both of its matches during the first day of the Rams Volleyball Classic.

August 31, 2014
UCSB Falls in Close Match with VCU
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – After a grueling 35-33 first game victory, UCSB lost a close four-set match to Virginia Commonwealth in the teams’ Rams Volleyball Classic finale.

August 28, 2014
UCSB Opens Season at Rams Volleyball Classic
While UCSB has not faced Marquette or Virginia Commonwealth, it did play Colorado State in last year’s Pepperdine Invitational in the second week of the season. The Gauchos fell to the Rams 3-1 that weekend. Colorado State returns three of the four players who reached double kills figures against the Gauchos last year, while UCSB will have Barbeau and Spindt who recorded 12 and 11 kills in that match, respectively.

August 6, 2014
UCSB Women's Volleyball Prepares for 2014 Season
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara’s journey to defend its Big West women’s volleyball crown begins this weekend, as the Gauchos report to their first practice of the season Saturday.

August 6, 2014
UCSB Selected Third in Big West Preseason Poll
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Coming off a Big West Championship season, UCSB was selected third in the conference's 2014 preseason poll, as it collected the second-most first place votes. Hawai’i was voted as the preseason favorite with 77 total points and five first place votes, while Long Beach State was second with 68 points and one vote for first. The Gauchos received 63 total points and a pair of first place votes.

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