Slub Volleyball Beats DIII Independent Rival Chapman University
It was another tough week for the Slugs having to face CSU East Bay (ranked #12) again on Tuesday, September 18th. The Slugs fought hard in 3 close games (25-30, 21-30, 25-30) but couldn't overtake the Pioneers. Leading for UCSC was Senior Outside Hitter Gillian McGraw who had 9 kills, 4 digs and 1 block and Senior Outside Hitter and team captain Nicole Payne who also had 9 kills, 11 digs and 4 blocks.
UCSC traveled down south for the 3rd weekend in a row to compete in the La Verne Tournament. Up first for the Slugs was the University of Redlands. It was a tough match and Redlands barely came out with the win after 5 close games (30-22, 20-30, 30-32, 30-22, 11-15). Leading for the Slugs was Senior Outside Hitter Gillian McGraw who racked up an impressive 18 kills, 7 digs and 3 blocks. Junior Libero Melinda Tom joined the 30 dig club once again racking up 34 digs for the match.
Next up was the University of La Verne currently ranked #9 in the country. The Slugs fought back after losing the first game 13-30 and then earned some respect losing 2 close games 25-30, 23-30. Leading for the Slugs was Senior Outside Hitter Nicole Payne who led with 6 kills, 10 digs and 2 blocks.
On Saturday, UCSC competed against DIII