Jaylen Villanueva prepares to set the ball.

UCSB Swept in Season Finale at UCI, Finish Season with Program-Lows in Overall and Conf. Wins

A 7-20 overall and 3-13 Big West Conference record were both program-lows for the UCSB women's volleyball team this season. The Gauchos finished the year in eighth-place of the conference standings an...
read more

Gauchos Unable to Spoil Undefeated Conf. Record of No. 8 Hawai’i, At UCI for Season Finale

Despite holding No. 8 Hawai'i to a .069 hitting percentage in the second set, the UCSB women's volleyball team was swept in its upset attempt of the Rainbow Wahine. The Gauchos conclude their season o...
read more

Redshirt senior setter Hanna Nielson making a diving dig attempt.
Kenneth Song/Daily Nexus
Emilia Petrachi shifts her weight in preparation for a hard outside hit straight to her. Eric Swenson/Daily Nexus

The Competitive Edge Translated

Her life has revolved around volleyball for a vast majority of her life, but that hasn't stopped Emilia Petrachi from outperforming opponents in other forms of competition as well.
read more

Gauchos Searching for Upset of No. 8 Hawai’i on Senior Night, Will Face UCI to Close Season

The Gauchos close out their season with a pair of matches this weekend including their home season finale against Hawaii.
read more

Devin Joos jump serves the ball into the court. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus
Shauna Klein passes a high ball. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus

UCSB Sweeps Season Series Versus CSUF, Split with UCR

A 3-1 win over Cal State Fullerton on Friday ended the UCSB women's volleyball team's five-match losing slump. While the Gauchos earned their third conference win against the Titans, they were swept i...
read more

Gauchos Confident Heading into Rematches After Success Earlier in Season

Two weeks remain on the schedule for the UCSB women's volleyball team. At 6-17 overall and 2-10 in Big West play, the Gauchos hope to emulate their winning performances against Cal State Fullerton and...
read more

Jaylen Villanueva dives for a short ball. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus
Emilia Petrachi returns a serve. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus

Inability to Close Sets Leaves Gauchos Frustrated with Losses to UCI & UC Davis

Unable to overcome its struggles in tight sets, the UCSB women's volleyball team encountered a 3-1 loss to UC Irvine on Saturday and was swept by UC Davis on Friday.
read more

UCSB Not Willing to Concede as Season Winds Down

With just six matches remaining this season, the UCSB women's volleyball team attempts to find its footing in a adversity stricken season. Santa Barbara hopes to end its three-match losing skid with m...
read more

While jumping in the air, Annie Hasselmann sets the ball. Cameryn Brock/Daily Nexus
Alexis Rottman jump serves the ball. Cameryn Brock/Daily Nexus

Career Night From UCSB’s Joos, Ends in 3-1 Loss for Gauchos

Freshman outside hitter Devin Joos made the most of her opportunity in last night's match versus Cal Poly but the Mustangs were able to prevail for the 3-1 victory in the Blue-Green rivalry.
read more

Gauchos Host Cal Poly Looking for Upset Victory

Cal Poly defeated UCSB 3-1 the last time these two teams faced each other earlier this month. Can the Gauchos pick up the upset this time around?
read more

Elizabeth Sheffield takes a swing. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus
Devin Joos sends the ball right past the opponents' block. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus

Gauchos’ Inability to Close Leads to Disheartening Losses on the Road

After triumphant wins last weekend, inconsistencies in securing victories continue to plague the UCSB women's volleyball team as it experienced losses to Cal State Northridge and Long Beach State.
read more

Gauchos’ Pair of Rematches a Chance at Redemption

Coming off its first conference victory of the season, the UCSB women's volleyball team gears up for road matches against Long Beach State and Cal State Northridge. The 49ers and Matadors both managed...
read more

Hanna Nielson sends over a tough serve. Cameryn Brock/Daily Nexus
Ali Barbeau tips the ball over the block. Cameryn Brock/Daily Nexus

Gauchos Earn First Conference Win, End 11 Match Losing Streak

In its return to the Thunderdome, UCSB women's volleyball earned its first conference and home victories of the season. The Gauchos ended their winless streak of 11 matches and are now on a two-game w...
read more

Gauchos On the Cusp of First Big West Win

Fans of the Thunderdome have yet to witness a UCSB women's volleyball victory on home court this season. The Gauchos are set to face UC Riverside on Friday and Cal State Fullerton on Saturday in hopes...
read more

Britton Taylor and Phoebe Grunt reach to block a high hit. Spencer Brandt/Daily Nexus
Emilia Petrachi bump-sets the ball to her teammate. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus

UCSB Continues to Struggle

Two more losses keep the Gauchos winless in Big West play.
read more