College Roundup: UCI sweeps UCSB


UC Irvine def. UC Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA — All-American outside hitter Kevin Tillie had 18 kills while hitting .485 (18-3-33) and collecting eight digs to lead the Anteaters to their fourth straight win Wednesday.

No. 2-ranked UCI beat the No. 12 Gauchos, 25-23, 27-25, 28-26, in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match.

Opposite Zack la Cavera added 13 kills and seven digs, while outside hitter Connor Hughes recorded 10 kills for the Anteaters (8-3, 5-3 in the MPSF). Middle blocker Collin Mehring had a team-best three block assists and hit .750 on seven kills in eight attempts with one error. Setter Daniel Stork totaled 40 set assists and seven digs and libero Michael Brinkley led all players with 12 digs.

UCSB is 3-7, 1-5.


Orange Coast def. Moorpark

MOORPARK — Johannes Brink had 18 kills to lead the Pirates to a 25-21, 25-17, 25-16 season-opening win Wednesday.

Cody Martin had 13 kills for the Pirates (1-0).



Chaffey 13, Orange Coast 4

COSTA MESA — Kristin Nance went three for three with one run batted in and one scored to lead the host Pirates in the nonconference game Wednesday.

Katie Watkins, Alexis Ortega and Caitlyn Kelley added hits for the Pirates (0-3), who have been outscored, 51-9, this season.

Chaffey is 1-0.

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