The UC Riverside Women’s Volleyball Team (5-12, 1-5) dropped a three set match to Long Beach State (5-12, 2-3) Saturday night in a match that was much closer than the final score indicates. The Highlanders held strong leads in the second and third sets, but could not hold off The Beach who claimed their second conference win.
UCR found itself down by as much as seven in the first set but never quit, battling back to force extra points before Long Beach captured it 26-24. The Highlanders erupted early for a 5-0 lead in the second, only to allow The Beach back in midway through the game before forfeiting the set 25-19.
The third set was as close as it could be, but The Beach would again capitalize taking it 25-23.
Freshman Amarachi Osuji led the way with her second straight double-digit match tallying 12 kills. Freshman Isabella Scarlett was truly efficient notching her nine kills at a swing rate of .471. Sophomore setter Dejah Dade added 31 assists and sophomore Renata Bath gathered eight digs.
UC Riverside will now hit the road to face a tough opponent in Hawaii next Friday.
Press Release Provided by the University of California Riverside