Sept. 18, 2010
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The UC Santa Barbara women's volleyball team finished off the USD Invitational on a high note Saturday night, defeating host San Diego State, 3-2, in Peterson Gym. Set scores were 26-24, 20-25, 24-26, 25-18, and 15-12 in favor of UCSB.
The Gauchos used a .304 team hitting percentage in the final frame to complete the comeback, converting on 61 percent of its side-out opportunities while committing only two errors. The win snaps UCSB's two-match skid. The Gauchos have won three of their last five contests.
Charlene DeHoog registered a double-double on the evening, connecting on 18 of her match-high 63 attack attempts while scooping 10 digs. It marked her third double-double in the Gauchos' last five matches. Stacey Schmidt had 15 kills and led the squad with a .429 hitting percentage. Kelly Heenan tallied 26 digs while Dana Vargas dished-out 51 assists.
Three Aztecs finished with double digit kill totals on the night, yet Kyley Sexton (25), Lauren Salisbury (11) and Andrea Hannasch (10) could only help SDSU to an overall .184 team hitting percentage. Kristi Jackels logged 28 digs. Johnna Fouch had 55 assists and was third on the team in digs with nine.
UCSB returns to action against Cal State Northridge on Friday, September 24 at 7 p.m. in Northridge. The next night, the Gauchos travel to UC Irvine, where they face the Anteaters at 7 p.m. in the Bren Center. Both matches can be followed live on Gametracker, which can be found on the homepage at ucsbgauchos.com