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Gauchos Sweep the Series with Georgetown

Gauchos Sweep the Series with Georgetown

Santa Barbara, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2022) - The UC Santa Barbara women's volleyball team (4-6) earned its second sweep of the season and the weekend Saturday night topping Georgetown (2-9) in straight sets (25-17, 25-17, 26-24). 

On the Stat Sheet

  • UC Santa Barbara led in attacks, kills, hit percentage, sideout percentage, and digs, dominating the stat sheet against Georgetown.

  • Michelle Ohwobete led the Gauchos in kills with 14 while Tallulah Froley added 12 while once again hitting an efficient .400 clip.

  • Macall Peed had 19 digs for UCSB, with Briana McKnight close behind with 14.

How it Happened

  • The Gauchos hit percentage outperformed that of Georgetown early in the first set, as UCSB showcased .286 to Georgetown's .125. The Gauchos found themselves up 5-0 to start the set and maintained a comfortable lead throughout the rest of the set to win 25-17. Froley led the Gauchos with 5 kills while also tallying a block while Macall Peed had a team high 9 digs.

  • UCSB came out strong to start the 2nd set as they found themselves leading 11-2. The Gauchos maintained their strong lead to close out the 2nd set 25-17. Peed added 5 more digs in the set to lead the Gauchos while Ohwobete led the team in kills with 10 through the first 2 sets.

  • As Georgetown found themselves down 2 sets, they made the 3rd set closer from the start, not allowing UCSB to gain momentum early. Georgetown held their first lead against the Gauchos over their past 2 outings. After it seemed like UCSB was pulling away with a 18-15 lead, Georgetown fought back to tie the game at 20-20. After a back and forth battle, the Gauchos were able to hang on and win the set in extras 26-24 to complete the sweep. Once again the match ended with a huge block, this time by Niableu Correal and Tasia Farmer.

Next Up
The Gauchos will travel to San Diego to face the UCSD Tritons next Friday night at 7pm to open up Big West play.