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Week in Sports Update


Fans should arrive earlier than originally scheduled for several athletic events this week.

Tonight (Thu., Nov. 12) Dos Pueblos High will host Rim of the World in a CIF girls volleyball playoff match at 6 p.m., an hour earlier than usual, because of the distance the visitors have to travel. If DP’s Chargers are as dominating as they were in their sweep of San Luis Obispo on Tuesday, they will be sending the Rim team home around 7. Santa Barbara High also has a home volleyball match tonight against Anaheim Canyon.

The 50th annual “Big Game” between the football teams of Santa Barbara and San Marcos will kick off at 6 p.m. Friday at San Marcos. Carpinteria hosts Santa Clara tonight in the final weekend of prep football.

UCSB will take on UC Irvine for the championship of the Big West men’s soccer tournament at 7 p.m. Saturday at Harder Stadium. The time of the Gaucho men’s basketball season opener against Cal State Los Angeles has been moved up to 3 p.m.

The Gaucho soccer team advanced to the final by blanking Cal State Northridge 1-0 Wednesday night. Junior defender Michael Boxall scored the winning goal on a header in the 72nd minute. Luis Silva unleashed a wicked 25-yard shot that Northridge goalkeeper Michael Abalos did well to knock away, but the onrushing Boxall slammed the rebound sharply on one bounce into the back of the net. UCSB’s goalie, Sam Hayden, was credited with his 14th shutout, a school record.

UC Irvine earned a shot at the title by defeating Cal Poly 2-1 on a penalty kick in the second overtime period.

The NCAA women’s soccer tournament begins a day early today at Sanford, where UCSB faces BYU at 4:30 p.m., followed by top-seeded Stanford versus Northern Arizona. The winners will play Saturday. All other rounds will be Friday-Sunday; an exception was made for BYU, which avoids Sunday athletic events.

TOP SPORTING EVENTS: NOVEMBER 12-24

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, 6 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: Dos Pueblos at El Toro, 3:15 p.m..

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 girls tennis CIF playoffs, second round: La Quinta at Santa Barbara, 2 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: Rancho Cucamonga at Santa Barbara, 6 p.m.; Dos Pueblos at El Toro, 7 p.m.; Laguna Blanca at Windward, 7 p.m..

College men’s basketball Cal State Los Angeles at UCSB, Thunderdome, 3 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: UC Irvine at UCSB, Harder Stadium, 7 p.m.

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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