The UCSB women’s volleyball team didn’t waste much time this past weekend. One night after taking Cal State Fullerton in straight sets, the Gauchos found themselves on the other side of a sweep against UC Riverside, splitting their two weekend matches against the bottom two teams in the Big West. Friday’s result, the 3-0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-17) decision over Fullerton, wasn’t much of a surprise.
With only three matches left in the season, first place in the Big West is out of the question for the UCSB women’s volleyball team. But that doesn’t mean the Gauchos are just playing with no desire to compete. “We are focusing on playing our best volleyball these last three matches,” Head Coach Nicole Lantagne Welch said. “We have improved a lot this year, and we want it to continue and help us go get third place.
With the amount of youth this year’s UCSB women’s volleyball team possesses, wins don’t exactly reveal everything about its progression. They’re nice to have, but simple improvement is just as important. Head Coach Nicole Lantagne Welch likes what she’s seen in that department. “Honestly, our last match at Cal Poly might be the best match of the year for us. We are improving and playing good volleyball,” she said.
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