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Mustang Volleyball Heads to UC Santa Barbara

Mustang Volleyball Heads to UC Santa Barbara

SAN LUIS OBISPO – The Cal Poly volleyball team will hit the road for its second match of the week to take on UC Santa Barbara on Saturday.

The Mustangs will be going into Saturday's match after beating UC Irvine 3-0 at home Thursday night, advancing to 2-2 in conference play and 9-6 overall.

After putting up 14 kills against UCI, sophomore Adlee Van Winden is the first Mustang to produce more than 200 kills this season, as she now has 204. 

Junior Raeann Greisen and sophomore Alexis Clewis are right behind Van Winden in kills, as Greisen has 187 and Clewis has 162.

Junior Taylor Nelson is currently leading the Big West Conference in assists with 660. Nelson set her career high against CSUN last week with 65.

Sophomore Katherine Brouker leads the team in digs with 224, the only Mustang to boast over 200 this season.

Senior Taylor Gruenewald has tallied a .383 hitting percentage, landing her third in the Big West Conference. Gruenewald also leads the team in blocks with 43.

The Mustangs are sitting at a .240 attack percentage and are sitting in the No. 2spot in the conference for assists and kills, right after Hawai'i.

Cal Poly has a long history with UCSB, as they first met in 1979 and have played 76 matches since. The Mustangs won their last two matches against the Gauchos in their 2015 season but still trail UCSB 28-48 overall.  

The Mustangs will take the court at 7 p.m. Saturday Oct. 8 in Santa Barbara.

For live stats go to: http://ucsbgauchos.com/sports/w-volley/2016-17/boxscores/20161008_qju2.xml

For live video streaming go to: http://live.id.ucsb.edu/