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Drew Pion jump serves the ball. Jenny Luo/Daily Nexus
Drew Pion jump serves the ball. Jenny Luo/Daily Nexus

No. 10 Gauchos Shake Three-Match Slump, Sweep No. 11 UCI & UCSD

On a three-match skid entering its two matchups versus No. 11 UC Irvine and UC San Diego, the No. 10 UCSB men's volleyball team prevailed with straight-set victories over the Anteaters and Tritons.
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Jake and Joe: Dynamic Decade-Long Duo

Jonah Seif and Jacob Delson, two of the Gauchos' top players, have a bond that goes beyond both their time at UCSB and the game of volleyball itself.
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Gauchos Can’t Stop BYU, Extend Losing Streak to Three

Playing back-to-back games against No. 3 BYU, the Gauchos couldn't find an answer.
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Jacob Delson jump serves. Jenny Luo/Daily Nexus

UCSB Ascends to No. 10 in National Rankings, Travel to No. 3 BYU for Back-to-Back Road Matches

Despite a 3-2 loss to No. 2 LBSU last Friday, the No. 10 UCSB men's volleyball team is determined to learn from its narrow five-set loss with hopes of moving up in the MPSF standings if it can prevail...
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Jacob Delson jump serves. Jenny Luo/Daily Nexus
Jonah Seif pushes the ball to the opposite hitter. Jenny Luo/Daily Nexus
Jonah Seif pushes the ball to the opposite hitter. Jenny Luo/Daily Nexus

No. 11 UCSB Unable to Maintain Late Lead vs. No. 2 LBSU, Lose in Five-Set Battle

Riding a three-game winning streak entering its match versus No. 2 Long Beach State this past Friday, the No. 11 UCSB men's volleyball team fell just short in a 3-2 loss against the 49ers as the Gauch...
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Jumping to get a high serve, Hayden Boehle returns the ball. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus

No. 11 UCSB Spoils No. 12 CSUN’s Undefeated Streak, Play LBSU Tomorrow

The No. 11 UCSB men's volleyball team managed to extend its winning streak to three games with its first sweep of a ranked opponent in a 3-0 win versus No. 12 Cal State Northridge in its MPSF home op...
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Jumping to get a high serve, Hayden Boehle returns the ball. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus
Corey Chavers just barely passes a serve before it hits the ground. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus
Corey Chavers just barely passes a serve before it hits the ground. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus

UCSB Improves to 4-1 in MPSF Standings with Wins Over No. 15 USC and Cal Baptist

Back-to-back 54 assists outings performances by senior setter Jonah Seif helped the UCSB men's volleyball team to wrap up its road trip with a 3-1 record. The Gauchos are now 7-2 overall, 4-1 in MPSF ...
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Running up to the net, Hayden Boehle digs a short ball. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus

No. 9 UCSB Travels to No. 15 USC Thursday Night, Cal Baptist Friday

The Gauchos play No. 15 USC and Cal Baptist this weekend after getting off to a 1-1 start in MPSF conference play last weekend.
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Running up to the net, Hayden Boehle digs a short ball. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus
Matt Marsh digs a hard hit right to him. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus
Matt Marsh digs a hard hit right to him. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus

No. 13 UCSB Handles UCSD, Outmatched by No. 4 Irvine

The Gauchos rallied in the first set to take down UCSD, but couldn't match the talent of a strong Anteater side.
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Connor Drake jump serves the ball. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus

No. 4 UCSB Prepared for First Two MPSF Clashes

MPSF play kicks off this weekend as the No. 8 UCSB men's volleyball team prepares to play UCSD and No. 4 UC Irvine.
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Connor Drake jump serves the ball. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus
Corey Chavers and Hayden Boehle both lean in to pass the ball. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus
Corey Chavers and Hayden Boehle both lean in to pass the ball. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus

McLaughlin Hits 100 Wins, Gauchos Go Undefeated at Asics Invitational

The UCSB men's volleyball team goes 3-0 over the weekend to give Head Coach Rick McLaughlin his 100th win with the program.
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UCSB to Host 51st Annual Asics Invitational, Slate of Non-Conference Opponents Awaits

After a huge 3-1 road victory over reigning national champion Loyola (Illinois) last Sunday, the UCSB men's volleyball team looks to use it momentum in its home opener. The Gauchos are hosting the 51s...
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Jaylen Villanueva prepares to set the ball.
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...
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Redshirt senior setter Hanna Nielson making a diving dig attempt.
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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...
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Redshirt senior setter Hanna Nielson making a diving dig attempt.
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Emilia Petrachi shifts her weight in preparation for a hard outside hit straight to her. Eric Swenson/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.
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