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Week in Sports

Gauchos Host Matadors in Soccer Semifinal


Dos Pueblos and Santa Barbara High start working this week toward another championship showdown in the CIF 1A girls volleyball playoffs. Dos Pueblos (25-2) is the top-seeded team in the division and will host San Luis Obispo in the opening round Tuesday night (Nov. 10), and second-seeded Santa Barbara (18-8) will host Notre Dame Academy. The second round will take place Thursday and the quarterfinals Saturday.

The Chargers and Dons also will represent the Channel League in the Division 1 boys water polo playoffs (starting Wednesday) and, along with San Marcos, the Division 2 girls tennis playoffs (starting Thursday). See the schedule below. Note: The time of DP’s water polo game has been changed to 12 noon. In another time change, the start of Friday night’s 50th annual football “Big Game” between Santa Barbara and San Marcos Highs has been moved up an hour to 6 p.m.

On the college front, UCSB takes on Cal State Northridge in the Big West men’s soccer tournament semifinals at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Harder Stadium. Northridge is the only team to score on the Gauchos and beat them (1-0) in conference play. UCSB blanked the Matadors 2-0 in their rematch two weeks ago. Since then, the Matadors have won three straight matches to qualify for the tournament.

Northridge forward Devin Deldo received the last Big West player of the week honor rather surprisingly leaving the Gauchos without any recognition in 2009 despite outscoring their conference foes 13-1 and clinching the regular-season title with 25 points (8-1-1) to second-place Cal Poly’s 19. Cal Poly hosts UC Irvine in the other Big West semifinal. The winners will meet for the title Saturday.

UCSB’s women continued their soccer resurgence by winning their second consecutive Big West tournament championship Sunday, coming from behind to earn a 1-1 tie at Cal Poly and then winning a penalty-kick shootout by a 5-4 score. The Gauchos, who finished third in the regular season, earned a bid to the NCAA women’s tournament. They will face BYU in the first round Thursday at Stanford.

TOP SPORTING EVENTS: NOVEMBER 10-24

Tuesday, November 10

High school girls volleyball CIF playoffs, first round: San Luis Obispo at Dos Pueblos, 7 p.m.; Notre Dame Academy at Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.

College women’s soccer Cuesta at SBCC, La Playa Stadium, 7 p.m.

College women’s volleyball Moorpark at SBCC, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 11

High school boys water polo CIF playoffs, first round: Sherman Oaks Notre Dame at Dos Pueblos, 12 p.m.; Santa Barbara at Harvard Westlake, 3:15 p.m.

College men’s soccer Big West semifinals: Cal State Northridge at UCSB, Harder Stadium, 7 p.m.

Thursday, November 12

High school girls tennis CIF playoffs, first round: Villa Park at Santa Barbara, 2 p.m.; San Marcos at Arcadia, 2 p.m.; Dos Pueblos at Santa Monica, 2 p.m.

High school girls volleyball CIF playoffs, second round: Rim of the World at Dos Pueblos, 7 p.m.; Canyon (Anaheim) at Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.; Arrowhead Christian at Laguna Blanca, 7 p.m.

High school football Santa Clara at Carpinteria, 7:30 p.m.

College women’s soccer NCAA tournament, first round: UCSB vs. BYU at Stanford, 4:30 p.m.

Friday, November 13

College men’s and women’s swimming Cal State Northridge and UC San Diego at UCSB, 12 p.m.

High school boys water polo CIF quarterfinals.

College women’s soccer Ventura at SBCC, La Playa Stadium, 5 p.m.

College women’s basketball Fresno State at UCSB, Thunderdome, 7 p.m. MTXE Tournament at SBCC: Antelope Valley vs. Santa Ana, 1 p.m.; Orange Coast vs. Moorpark, 3 p.m.; Riverside vs. Grossmont, 5 p.m.; SBCC vs. Long Beach City, 7 p.m.

College men’s soccer Hancock at SBCC, La Playa Stadium, 7 p.m.

High school football Santa Barbara at San Marcos, 6 p.m.; Dos Pueblos at St. Bonaventure, 7 p.m.; Bishop Diego at Oak Park, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 14

College men’s water polo UC Irvine at UCSB, 12 p.m.

High school football (8-man) CIF playoffs, first round: Victor Valley Christian at Cate, 2:30 p.m.

College football East L.A. at SBCC, La Playa Stadium, 6 p.m.

High school girls volleyball CIF quarterfinals.

College men’s basketball Cal State Los Angeles at UCSB, Thunderdome, 7 p.m.

College women’s basketball MTXE Tournament at SBCC: Consolation semifinals, 1 & 3 p.m.; championship semifinals, 5 & 7 p.m.

College men’s soccer Big West Championship.

College women’s soccer NCAA tournament, second round.

Sunday, November 15

College men’s water polo UCSB at UCLA, 1 p.m.

College women’s basketball MTXE Tournament at SBCC: Consolation final, 11 a.m.; Third place, 1 p.m.; Championship, 3 p.m.

Monday, November 16

Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon, Harry’s Plaza Cafe, 12 p.m.

College women’s basketball UCSB at Nevada, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, November 17

High school girls volleyball CIF semifinals.

College men’s basketball Weber State at UCSB, Thunderdome, 7 p.m.

College women’s volleyball Ventura at SBCC, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 18

High school boys water polo CIF semifinals.

Thursday, November 19

College men’s soccer NCAA tournament, first round.

Friday, November 20

College women’s basketball Occidental at Westmont, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 21

Running UCSB Recreational Sports Turkey Trot, 10K run, 5K run/walk, UCSB lagoon lawn, 9:30 a.m. Sign-up information.

High school girls volleyball CIF finals.

College women’s basketball Mt. SAC at SBCC, 5 p.m.

College men’s basketball Cal Poly Pomona at Westmont, 7 p.m.

College women’s volleyball Cal State Northridge at UCSB, Thunderdome, 7 p.m.

Sunday, November 22

College men’s soccer NCAA tournament, second round.

College women’s basketball Loyola Marymount at UCSB, Thunderdome, 2 p.m.

Monday, November 23

Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon, Harry’s Plaza Cafe, 12 p.m.

College men’s basketball San Francisco at UCSB, Thunderdome, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, November 24

College women’s volleyball San Diego State at UCSB, Thunderdome, 7 p.m.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, November 26 Run Santa Barbara Thanksgiving Four-Miler, Magnolia Center, 9 a.m. Sign-up information.

Sunday, December 6 Santa Barbara International Marathon, Ellwood School to Leadbetter Beach, 6:30 a.m. Sign-up information.



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