UC SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The Gauchos tried their best to keep Hawaii from winning the Big West title at the Thunderdome but the Rainbow Wahine rallied past UCSB in a five set thriller.
UCSB took a two sets to one lead with an exciting 28-26 third set victory only to see Hawaii take the next two and celebrate the league championship.
The scores of the match were 25-23, 20-25, 28-26, 18-25 and 11-15.
Michelle Ohwobete led the Gauchos with 17 kills while Tallulah Froley along with Tasia Farmer added 16 and 15 respectively.
UCSB ends the regular season 20-10 and 16-4 in the Big West, good for second place.
UCSB is not expected to receive an at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament.