March 3, 2012
Slugs defeat Carthage
UC Santa Cruz Men's Volleyball defeats Carthage College. The Slugs won in four sets with the following scores: 25-23, 25-23, 22-25, 25-20.
Junior Outside Hitter Sal La Cavera III led the team with 29 kills (0.451 pct)! Junior Outside Hitter Mauro Salinas followed with 13 kills (0.360) and 9 digs. Senior Libero Darren Tsai led the defense with 15 digs (3.75 digs/set). Senior Setter Paul Leon contributed 55 assists on the match!
The Slugs faced off against their most challenging opponent of the season in one of the most important matches of the year. From the very first point, the game proved to be an intense battle between two juggernauts. Each set came down to the wire as both teams battled to maintain small strangleholds over the other team's score, trading leads multiple times throughout each set. In the end, UCSC's hitting (0.311 pct) allowed them to consistently edge out their opponents.