For the second time this season, and for the first time since 2015, the UCSB men’s volleyball team upended UCLA, beating the Bruins in four sets with set scores consisting of 23-25, 25-18, 25-16, 25-20.
In the first set, the Gauchos (13-2) did not look like themselves, committing nine attack errors and hitting just .091 for the frame.
Over the final three games, UCSB was much more in control, hitting .353 while compiling 30 kills.
The Gauchos offense was paced by Randy DeWeese, who continues getting better at his outside hitter position with every game. The former setter set a new career-high in kills Tuesday with 22. He also helped out with five blocks in the match.
Ryan Wilcox also pitched in 10 kills for the Gauchos while Casey McGarry totaled a game-high 12 digs and a game-high 37 assists.
For the night, the Bruins (8-9) mustered just a .05 hitting percentage and made 28 hitting errors at Rob Gym.
UCSB will host UC San Diego Friday at 7 p.m. to open Big West play.