The Saddleback women's volleyball team won its fourth straight match on Wednesday with a 3-0 win over San Diego Mesa College. It was also the fourth straight sweep for the Gauchos, who came in ranked No. 18 in the state.
Saddleback was facing another top-20 team in San Diego Mesa College, who came in ranked No. 20 in the state. The Gauchos made quick work of the Olymipians, beating them 25-11, 25-14, and 25-22.
The four straight wins by sweep is the first time Saddleback has swept four straight matches since 1998 when the Gauchos ('98-team, 24-6) won five straight by sweep from November 20-December 5. Saddleback also had two more, five-sweep runs during the 1998 season. However, both of those runs included matches that were in tournaments where it was a 2-of-3 format.
The Gauchos open up Orange Empire Conference play this Friday (Sept. 15) at Santa Ana College (6-2) starting at 6:00 p.m. The Gauchos then travel to face No. 6 Grossmont College on Wednesday (Sept. 20) in a non-conference match.