The Gauchos begin the season with a No. 4 ranking in the country and the Saint Francis Red Flash would certainly attest that UCSB has a strong team.
UCSB opened up the year with a 3-0 sweep over Saint Francis behind 15 kills from Jacob Delson and six blocks from Jake Staahl.
The 51st annual UCSB Asics Invitational begins tomorrow with the Gauchos meeting Limestone at 10 a.m. and Princeton at 7 p.m.
The tournament runs two days.