The third-ranked UCSB men’s volleyball team still hasn’t lost a set this season, sweeping No. 8 Stanford on Saturday, 25-21, 25-18, 25-18.
The 18 consecutive sets won to start a season is a new program record.
Casey McGarry had 33 assists in the victory, while Randy DeWeese and Roy McFarland both had nine kills.
Former Santa Barbara High star Will Rottman led Stanford with eight kills, sporting an impressive .304 hitting percentage.
UCSB will travel to Provo, Utah for a showdown with No. 2 BYU on Friday and Saturday.
SBCC 4, WEST L.A. 2
Zach Orn’s two-out, two-run single in the fourth inning gave SBCC its second consecutive win to open the season, beating West L.A., 4-2, in the Vaqueros’ home opener at Pershing Park.
SBCC also received a two-run home run in the first inning from Kyle Froemke to set the tone early.
Both Orn and Zach Jensen had two hits, with SBCC limited to just five hits on the afternoon.
Four Vaquero pitchers combined on a nine-hitter, surrendering both of their runs on throwing errors.
Mason Metcalfe earned the win with five innings of relief, striking out three.
Jake McBride earned the save, escaping a jam that saw the Wildcats put the tying runner on second.
WESTMONT 91, SAN DIEGO CHRISTIAN 81
The Warriors let a 22-point first-half lead slip away before holding tough down the stretch to move to 8-1 in Golden State Athletic Conference play and 19-2 overall.
San Diego Christian would battle back to tie the game at 58 before the Warriors scored 33 points over the final eight and a half minutes to secure the win.
“We played well at the beginning and well at the end. We didn’t end the first half well or start the second half well when they tied it at 58,” Westmont coach John Moore said. “From that point forward, we were really good defensively.”
Abram Carrasco scored 18 of his game-high 25 points in the second half, while Jared Brown added 16 points. Hunter Sipe (13 points) and Gyse Hulsebosch (10 points) were both in double figures as well.
L.A. PIERCE 93, SBCC 67
While shooting 62.2% from the floor was a highlight for SBCC, the Vaqueros remained stuck on one win with the road loss in Woodland Hills.
The Vaqueros fell to 1-18 and 0-5 in WSC North play despite getting 23 points from Adrian Juiland-Johnson and 12 more from Joseph Holden.
WESTMONT 75, SAN DIEGO CHRISTIAN 48
Westmont stayed in a tie for first place in the Golden State Athletic Conference with the convincing win on the road, riding a 34-6 run to start the game to put the game out of reach.
Gabriella Still had a game-high 18 points, including 12 in the first quarter.
Lauren Tsuneishi added 12 points, while Kaitlin Larson had 15 points and 12 rebounds.
Maud Ranger had nine points, 11 rebounds and four assists, while Stefanie Berberabe was the fourth Warrior in double-figure points with 12.
VENTURA 94, SBCC 66
After a 36-day layoff, SBCC couldn’t shake off the rust as it fell on the road due a dismal 33.9% shooting from the floor.
Ventura also had a 23-6 advantage on the offensive boards.
Jordan Parkhurst led the Vaqueros with a season-high 25 points, including 10-of-16 from the free-throw line.
SBCC falls to 12-4 overall, with its six-game winning streak snapped.
Bishop Diego 77, Coast Union 49
A long road trip proved fruitful for the Cardinals, using a dominating first quarter to set the tone.
Leading 20-10 after eight minutes, Bishop Diego never had to look back.
Matthew Cunningham led the Cardinals with 18 points, while Luis Fernandez added 12 and Kai Morphy posted 11.
HARVARD-WESTLAKE 47, SANTA BARBARA 29
Athena Saragoza had 15 points on 7-of-18 shooting, but the Dons were cold otherwise, shooting just 26% from the floor in a non-conference loss at the Ventura Showcase on Saturday morning.
Harvard-Westlake outscored Santa Barbara in each quarter, with the Dons scoring only five points in the first and fourth quarters.
BISHOP DIEGO 32, COAST UNION 26
Julia De La Cruz had nine points as the Cardinals jumped out to a 16-6 first-quarter lead and never looked back.
Bishop coach Jeff Burich pointed to big defensive games from Lily Simolon and Siena Urzua.
The Cardinals improve to 17-7 overall and host Cate on Tuesday.