UCSB Defeats St. John's 3-0 at Cal Molten Classic

Aug. 30, 2008

BERKELEY - UC Santa Barbara (1-0), defeated St. John's (0-2) in a three-set sweep (25-20, 25-20, 25-21) today at the Cal Molten Classic hosted by the University of California in Berkeley, Calif.

The Gauchos were led by junior outside hitter Rebecca Saraceno, who logged 13 kills on 38 attacks (4e, .237). Sophomore setter Dana Vargas pushed the pace for UCSB, picking up 25 assists and adding a kill of her own. As a team. The Gauchos his .185 and secured 38 kills on 108 attacks (18e).

The Red Storm battled the Gauchos hard in each set, forcing ties many times before UCSB was able to pull away in the end. Six service errors and five service receiving errors did St. John's in even as sophomore middle blocker Song Kun put down 10 kills to lead her team.

UC Santa Barbara will remain in Berkeley, Calif. to face the No. 5-ranked Golden Bears in a 1 p.m. match on Sunday (Aug. 31) at Haas Pavilion.

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