September 24, 2007

Slub Volleyball Beats DIII Independent Rival Chapman University

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