September 19, 2009

Four Gauchos Reach Double Digit Kills in Victory

Sept. 19, 2009

Box Score

SANTA BARBARA- Calif. - Four Gauchos scored double-digit kill totals as the UC Santa Barbara women's volleyball team beat the University of Idaho, 3-1 (25-22, 21-15, 25-16, 25-21), in their final match of the Mission Inn of Pismo Beach Invitational Saturday afternoon at Mott Gym in San Luis Obispo.

For the Gauchos (8-2), Rebecca Saraceno led the team in kills with 14, followed closely by Leah Sully and Lily Lopez who contributed 12 apiece. Olivia Ruff added ten kills in only 18 attempts, a team0high .444 hitting percentage. Setter Dana Vargas dished out 50 assists on the night, while libero Chelsey Lowe worked for a match-high 23 digs.

Alicia Milo paced the Vandals (4-6) with ten kills on 28 attempts. Sarah Conwell had seven kills while Cassie Hamilton and Anna McKinney added five apiece. The Vandals only hit .134 as a squad on the afternoon. Jennifer Feicht and Katie Tribley tallied 17 and 13 assists, respectively.

UC Santa Barbara has now won seven of their last eight matches. They were out-blocked by the Vandals, 11 to five.

The Gauchos return home this Tuesday, September 22nd to face a lion of an opponent, Loyola Marymount, at 7 pm at the Thunderdome.

To purchase tickets, please call (805) 893-UCSB, visit the Ticket Office located inside the Intercollegiate Athletics building on campus or click here.

The Intercollegiate Athletics Ticket Office now has two parking spaces adjacent to the building and is now open on Saturdays, making it easier than ever for fans to purchase tickets. The ICA Ticket Office will be open from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays. The two parking spots, designated specifically for the ticket office, are already available during weekday hours, which are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

This season two UCSB players will be frequently updating Gaucho fans about the women's volleyball team through the school's official website - UCSBgauchos.com. Middle blocker Stacey Schmidt writes a blog titled "Stacebook" and outside hitter Charlene DeHoog has jumped into the social networking by providing constant Twitter updates. Read "Stacebook" by clicking here. Follow DeHoog's thoughts at twitter.com/ucsbvolleyball. Both can also be found on the women's volleyball page of UCSBgauchos.com.

• Join the GKids
UCSB Athletics is proud to introduce GKids - its new official kids club! GKids members will receive a free GKids t-shirt, free admittance to tons of Gaucho games, opportunities to be ball boys and girls at games, a special birthday greeting from Olie (the new GKids mascot) and much, much more! For more information on GKids, or to become a member, please click here.

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