September 9, 2007

Slugs Go 3-1 at Pacific Coast Classic

Slugs Go 3-1 at Pacific Coast Classic

SANTA CRUZ, CA - The UCSC Women's Volleyball team had another great weekend at the Pacific Coast Classic hosted by the Claremont Colleges.  Up first against the Slugs was NCAA DIII  Lewis & Clark.  UCSC defeated Lewis & Clark in 5 games (20-25, 25-17, 25-23, 19-15, 15-12).  Senior Outside Hitter Megan Wisniewski led the team with 19 kills, 2 digs and 1 block.  Junior Middle Blocker Jessica Flood contributed 12 kills, 4 digs and 3 blocks and Senior Middle Blocker Daniella Reagan had 11 kills and 5 blocks for the match.

The Slugs then defeated Wheaton College of Illinois in 4 games (25-15, 25-12, 24-26, 25-13).  Leading the Slugs again was Senior Outside Hitter Megan Wisnewski with 14 kills and only 1 error on 37 attempts hitting .351 for the match.  Junior Opposite Jen Meyers tallied 13 kills with only 1 error on 22 attempts hitting an amazing .545 for the match.

On Saturday, the Slugs faced Pacific University and Pacific Lutheran after facing them both the weekend before at the Pacific University tournament.  The Slugs defeated Pacific again in 4 (25-19, 25-15, 23-15, 25, 18).  Junior Outside Hitter Katie English led against Pacific with 18 kills, 1 ace and 5 digs for the match.  Junior Outside Hitter Megan Wisnewski racked up 14 kills, 2 digs and 3 blocks and Senior Middle Blocker Daniella Reagan added 13 kills and 5 blocks for the win over Pacific.

The Slugs faced #14 nationally ranked Pacific Lutheran University and lost a well-fought match in 4 (25-21, 22-25, 24-26, 18-25).  Leading the Slugs was Junior Outside Hitter Katie English with 15 kills, 1 ace and 15 digs followed by Senior Outside Hitter Megan Wisniewski who added 14 kills and 2 blocks for the match.  Senior Libero Melinda Tom racked up 26 digs for the match.

The UCSC Women's Volleyball team, now 5-3 on the season, will travel to the Cal Lutheran tournament next weekend to face Claremont, Whitworth, Redlands and Pomona.