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UCSB Opens Up 2022 Season with Exhibition at LMU

Macall Peed (Photo by Jeff Liang)
Macall Peed (Photo by Jeff Liang)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.— The UCSB women's volleyball team will take the floor for the first time as a team tomorrow afternoon as the Gauchos open the 2022 season with an exhibition match at Loyola Marymount. The match begins at 1 PM at Gersten Pavilion in Los Angeles and it will be the first meeting between these two programs since 2015.

Gauchos On the Air
There will not be a live stream or live scoring for tomorrow's match.

Scouting the Gauchos
UCSB returns to the floor after a strong 2021 season that saw the Gauchos finish second in the Big West Conference with a 21-11 overall record and a historical 17-3 conference mark. From that team they return four all-conference members in senior middle Deni Wilson, junior libero Macall Peed, junior outside hitter Michelle Ohwobete, and senior right side hitter Tallulah Froley. This exhibition comes just under a week from the Gauchos season-opening tournament in Colorado where the team will face North Carolina and hosts Northern Colorado and Colorado State.

Scouting the Lions
LMU is coming off of a strong season as well where the Lions recorded a 17-11 overall record, but in a tough West Coast Conference were only able to go 8-10 and take 7th place. The Gauchos own the all-time record between the two teams in the regular season 29-11.