The UCSB women’s volleyball team secured its third-straight road sweep on Thursday, beating UC Davis by for the second time this season by scores of 25-18, 25-23, 26-24.
The Gauchos also welcomed back star senior Lindsey Ruddins who missed Saturday’s win over Cal Poly.
Ruddins was fantastic in her return notching a game-high 18 kills on 31 attempts with just one hitting error. Redshirt freshman Tallulah Froley added 10 kills while sophomore Gigi Ruddins tallied nine kills.
In the first set, things were close up until 16-16 when UCSB used a 9-2 run to win the frame.
The second and third sets were much closer with multiple ties throughout.
In the second set, a kill from the elder Ruddins followed by a UC Davis attack error gave UCSB a 2-0 lead and in the third frame, a kill from the elder Ruddins followed by a kill from the younger Ruddins secured the win.
UCSB will travel to face UCR at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
UCSB 1, CAL STATE FULLERTON 1
Shaelan Murison scored her Big West Conference-leading 13th goal of the season in the 23rd minute to give the Gauchos (6-4-5, 2-1-2 conference) a 1-1 draw at league-leading Fullerton.
Murison’s 13 goals are the most by a UCSB women’s player since Jennifer Borcich had 15 in 2004.
BOYS WATER POLO
SANTA BARBARA 12, SANTA YNEZ 6
Wyatt Pieretti led a stout defensive effort in the pool on the day for the Dons. The sophomore keeper finished with nine saves in the cage and added two steals as well.
Offensively, Adam Coffin tallied six goals on seven shot attempts while Chase Raisin and Sean O’Brien chipped in two goals each. Bronson Blix added four assists and a steal.
With the win, Santa Barbara finishes Channel League play with a perfect 5-0 record.
The Dons will be the No. 1 seed in next week’s league tournament hosted at Dos Pueblos High. Santa Barbara will play at 3:50.
SAN MARCOS 18, LOMPOC 7
Four goals from senior Caden Heinze led all scorers in the Royals 11-point victory on senior day. With the win, San Marcos finishes 3-2 in Channel League play.
Fellow senior Brandon Rodriguez also contributed as he tallied three goals, all in the first frame.
By the end of the first quarter, San Marcos held a 9-3 lead and would extend it to 17-6 by the end of the third frame.
Liam McCarthy had one goal in his final home regular-season match for the Royals.
DOS PUEBLOS 14, LOMPOC 4
The Chargers closed out Channel League play with a win on Wednesday over Lompoc to finish 7-3.
DP’s No. 1 singles player, Alessa Somer, had a great performance dropping no games en route to a 3-0 record on the day.
In total, the Chargers dropped just one game in singles. In doubles, Danya Belkin/Annie Field went 2-1 at the No. 1 court.
Dos Pueblos closes the regular season with an 11-4 record. The Chargers will participate in the Channel League Individual Tournament on Monday at Santa Barbara High.
CATE 10, FOOTHILL TECH 0
The Rams extended their Tri-Valley League winning streak to five consecutive seasons on Thursday with a win over Foothill Tech. The victory marks 42 straight wins for Cate in Tri-Valley League play going back to October of 2014.
The match was initially delayed because of poor air quality but was able to be played later.
Grace Fuss continued her dominance with two 6-0 wins at No. 1 while Carol Cai dropped just one game over her two victories at No. 2 singles.
In doubles, Fritze Mayer and Ashi Kamra went 2-0 at the No. 1 court which included a tough 7-6 win over Foothill’s No. 1 pair.
Cate will participate in the Tri-Valley League tournament which begins at 1:30pm on Monday at Cate Mesa.
CARPINTERIA 11, NORDHOFF 7
The Warriors concluded the regular season with a well-played win over Nordhoff on Thursday.
In singles, Sydney Ednow, back from injury, and Emma Lapidus went a combined 5-0 on the day with Lapidus dropping just four games in her three wins.
In doubles, Lexi Persoon/Mercy Torres went 2-0 and continue to get better as a tandem.
Carpinteria finishes the regular season 10-9 overall and 7-3 in the Citrus Coast League and will take part in the league tournament beginning on Monday.
VILLANOVA 11, BISHOP DIEGO 7
The Cardinals won four games at No. 1 and No. 2 singles combined, but it was not enough as the team fell to 1-7 in Frontier League play.
At No. 1 singles, Sophie Benoit won her two matches, 6-4, 6-2 while at No. 2 singles, Samantha Kenny won her matches 6-4, 6-4.