UCSB won its first women’s volleyball match of the season, beating San Diego State in four sets at the Pepperdine Asics Classic in Malibu on Saturday.
Tallulah Froley had a team-high 13 kills and hit .375 to lead six Gauchos with six or more kills in a 25-18, 25-18, 22-25, 25-16 win over San Diego State. Nia Correal finished with seven blocks, Michelle Ohwobete had eight kills, nine digs and a match-high four aces as UCSB regrouped after a third-set loss and dominated the fourth set. It’s biggest lead was 19-7.
UCSB lost their final match of the tournament against ninth-ranked Baylor, 25-22, 25-20, 25-13
UCSB pulled even at 17 in the first set and 12-12 in the second before the Bears took charge.
Both Ohwobete and Froley ended the match with eight kills apiece, hitting .158 and .222, respectively. Grace McIntosh and Megan Shimoda led the offense with each setter registering double-digit assists. In the back row, the Gauchos’ libero, Macall Peed, led the defensive efforts, ending the match with nine digs.
The Gauchos will be back in action on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9 and 10, at New Mexico State for a series of matches. The match on Friday starts at 4 p.m. while the match on Saturday is at 10 a.m. Both contests will be streamed on ESPN+.