Volleyball

Gauchos Head to MPSF Final Four

Rankings have been thrown out the window, as No. 7 UCSB takes on No. 6 Long Beach State in the semifinals of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation playoffs tonight at 5 p.m. Both teams come off upset...
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Men’s Volleyball: Gauchos Upset No. 2 BYU, Advance to MPSF Semis

The UCSB men’s volleyball team shows up when it matters most. In the program’s first conference playoff appearance in five years, the No. 7 Gauchos upset No. 2 BYU in four sets (25-21, 23-25, 26-2...
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Gauchos Return to MPSF Playoffs

Postseason fever has swept through Gaucho athletics this year. The UCSB men’s volleyball team will compete in the 2011 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament for the first time since 2007, pl...
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Men’s Volleyball: UCSB Ousted By Trojans in Straight Sets

The No. 6 UCSB men’s volleyball team lost at No. 1 USC on Saturday in straight sets 25-21, 25-21, 30-28. The Gauchos (14-14 overall, 11-11 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) now enter the postseaso...
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UCSB Upset by Waves

The No. 6 UCSB men’s volleyball team never recovered after dropping the first set to No. 13 Pepperdine at the Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu, eventually losing the match in straight sets 27-29, 16-2...
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‘Chos Face Waves Before Season Finale v. USC

Riding high after an upset victory over No. 3 Stanford on Senior Night last weekend, No. 6 UCSB takes on No. 13 Pepperdine in Malibu on Thursday night. With only two remaining matches left on the regu...
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Seniors Dominate in MPSF Win

Determined to give the home crowd one last win this season, the #6 UCSB men’s volleyball team upset #3 Stanford by a score of 3-1 (25-22, 23-25, 25-23, 25-16) on Senior Night in the Thunderdome last...
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Gauchos Fall to Pacific

With a few tweaks to the starting lineup, the #6 Gauchos dropped a lead early in the match and lost to Pacific on Thursday night 3-2 (20-25, 25-23, 25-23, 14-25, 15-13). UCSB looks to bounce back in t...
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UCSB to Play Final Two Home Games

Only two home matches remain in the 2011 regular season for the playoff-bound UCSB men’s volleyball team. The Gauchos (13-11 overall, 10-8 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) take on Pacific tonight...
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Menzel Not Enough

After clinching a playoff spot with a 3-0 win over UCSD last Thursday, #8 UCSB took on conference rival UC Irvine on Friday night in Rob Gym. Despite a season-high 24 kills from senior outside hitter ...
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Gauchos Look to End Two-Game Skid v. Northridge

In its last home men’s volleyball match before Spring Break, #4 UCSB (10-8, 8-7 MPSF) hosts Cal State Northridge (4-13, 3-9 MPSF) tonight in Robertson Gym. The Gauchos will try to shake off back-to-...
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Long Beach State Rolls #4 UCSB in Four

Forced to play in the Rec Cen due to rain in Rob Gym, the #4 Gauchos fell to #6 Long Beach State on Wednesday night by a score of 3-1. With consecutive conference losses, UCSB now stands at 10-8 overa...
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Sports Briefs: Men’s Volleyball, Men’s Basketball

The #3 Gaucho men’s volleyball team took out #15 Pacific on Friday by a score of 3-1, before losing in five games to defending national champion Stanford the next day.
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#3 UCSB to Face Pacific, Defending Champs Stanford on the Road

With four victories in the last five matches, the Gauchos travel to northern California to take on Pacific and defending national champion Stanford this weekend. Coming off a win over #2 BYU, #4 UCSB ...
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’Chos Take Straight-Sets Revenge on BYU

After a tough 3-1 loss to #2 BYU on Thursday, #4 UCSB regrouped to play its best volleyball of the season yesterday to beat the Cougars in straight sets (25-21, 25-23, 25-22).
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