Seven of the eight host institutions won, including two in five-sets on night one of the NIVC Tournament. In total, seven of the 16 matches went the distance.
Courtesy: Big West Conference Back-to-back Big West Conference champions Cal Poly secured at least a share of all three top…
After falling to the Rainbow Wahine in five sets on Oct. 5, UC Santa Barbara is looking to even the series with a win in Honolulu on Saturday to wrap up a four-match road trip.
13th-ranked Cal Poly made history Saturday, downing Long Beach State in 4 sets to secure its best start in program history at 19-1. The Mustangs have not lost a Big West matchup since 2016, boasting a program record 25 conference win streak.
Senior libero Emilia Petrachi is now UCSB’s all-time leader in digs.
UC Santa Barbara’s Lindsey Ruddins and Emilia Petrachi and UC Irvine’s Abby Marjama earned Big West honors for the second straight week.
15th-ranked Cal Poly and Hawaii are still perfect against Big West Conference competition after Saturday sweeps. UC Davis was also victorious, recovering from an 0-2 deficit to outlast UC Santa Barbara in 5 sets.
15th-ranked Cal Poly and Hawaii swept past their opponents Friday night to stay undefeated in the Big West Conference slate. UC Irvine also notched a win in straight sets, while UC Santa Barbara was victorious in 4.
UCSB’s Lindsey Ruddins became just the 14th player in Big West history with six or more Player of the Week honors. The Gauchos’ Emilia Petrachi was honored as Defensive Player of the Week, while UC Irvine outside hitter Abby Marjama was named Rookie of the Week.
For the second straight September, the UC Santa Barbara has garnered a sweep of the Big West Athlete of the Week awards with Lindsey Ruddins, Emilia Petrachi and Olivia Lovenberg being honored by the conference.