The Saddleback women's volleyball team defeated Santiago Canyon College, 3-1, on Friday night at Santiago Canyon. With the win, the Gauchos move to .500 for the year.
Saddleback was coming off a tough five-set loss to Orange Coast College on Wednesday night and many wondered how they would respond after a disappointing loss. The Gauchos answered with a hard-fought win, outdueling the Hawks in four sets.
Saddleback opened with a 25-21 win in the opening set before falling 25-27 in set two. The Gauchos then beat the Hawks 25-23 in both of the next two sets to improve to 4-6 in Orange Empire Conference play.
Saddleback will play again on Wednesday when they host Cypress College. The Gauchos (9-9, 4-6) and Chargers (9-6, 5-4) are scheduled to start at 6:00 PM in the Saddleback Gymnasium.