UCSB Falls to Cal State Fullerton in Three

Oct. 3, 2009

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FULLERTON, Calif. - A day after rallying before ultimately losing to No. 22 Long Beach State, the UC Santa Barbara women's volleyball team lost on Saturday night to Cal State Fullerton 25-23, 25-22, 25-21.

Rebecca Saraceno led the Gauchos with 14 kills, the only UCSB player to crack double-figures as UCSB lost its second straight match for the first time this season.

UCSB is now 11-4 overall and 2-2 in the Big West. Cal State Fullerton is now 11-5, 2-1.

Three Titans had double-digit kills, as CSUF was led by Erin Saddler's 15 kills.

UCSB's Chelsey Lowe had 13 digs to lead the team as Leah Sully and fellow freshman Olivia Ruff each had 10. Setter Dana Vargas had 39 assists.

UCSB opens a four-match homestand vs. Cal Poly on Oct. 10.

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.

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