September 25, 2016 | 77° | Check Traffic

Sports| Top News

UC Santa Barbara holds off Hawaii in volleyball

Sophomore hitter Brook Sedore put down a match-high 15 kills and freshman hitter Siki Zarkovic added 13 but it was not enough as No. 12 Hawaii’s slim playoff hopes took a serious hit tonight when falling to No. 8 UC Santa Barbara, 25-23, 25-21, 18-25, 25-22, at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Sophomore hitter JP Marks added 12 kills and junior setter Joby Ramos finished with 12 of the Warriors’ 42 digs. Hawaii dropped to 9-15 overall, 8-13 MPSF.

Senior hitter Miles Evans led the Gauchos (13-12, 9-10) with 14 kills and junior opposite Evan Licht added 12. Licht also had 11 of UCSB’s 44 digs.

The teams meet again at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The loss keeps Hawaii in the No. 9 spot for an MPSF tournamet playoff berth. Only eight teams advance.

UCSB remains tied for seventh with Cal State Northridge. 

No comments
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.