UCSB will host the Wofford College Terriers in the first round of the NCAA Division I men’s soccer tournament Thursday (Nov. 19) at Harder Stadium. Game time is 7 p.m.
Wofford, located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, swept the Southern Conference regular season and tournament championships. The Terriers (12-2-3) bring a four-game winning streak into Thursday’s match.
UCSB (15-4-2) dominated the Big West during the regular season but was upset by UC Irvine, 4-1, in the conference tournament final last Saturday night. The defeat cost the Gauchos one of the top 16 seeds and a first-round bye in the NCAA tournament.
The winner of the UCSB-Wofford game will travel to play 11th-seeded University of San Diego in the second round at 5 p.m. Sunday.
In the CIF volleyball playoffs, both Dos Pueblos and Santa Barbara High travel to Orange County for their 1A Division semifinal matches Tuesday. Laguna Blanca will host St. Margaret’s in a 4AA semifinal.
If there is a Dos Pueblos-Santa Barbara final for the second consecutive year, local fans should expect to travel. The CIF has scheduled the finals in all divisions at Cypress College, and DP athletic director Dan Feldhaus said the Chargers would rather play there than move the match to the local area. Last year, they played at UCSB’s Robertson Gym, where the Dons upset the Chargers.
SBCC’s volleyball team is on a roll. The Vaqueros (19-2) have won seven straight matches and conclude the regular season at home Tuesday night against Ventura.
TOP SPORTING EVENTS: NOVEMBER 16-29
Monday, November 16
College women’s basketball UCSB at Nevada, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, November 17
High school girls tennis CIF quarterfinals: Santa Barbara at Esperanza, 2 p.m.
High school girls volleyball CIF semifinals: Div. 1A Dos Pueblos at Laguna Beach, 6 p.m.; Santa Barbara at Huntington Beach, 6 p.m. Div. 4AA St. Margaret’s at Laguna Blanca, 6 p.m.
College men’s basketball Weber State at UCSB, Thunderdome, 7 p.m.
College women’s volleyball Ventura at SBCC, 7 p.m.
Thursday, November 19
College men’s soccer NCAA tournament, first round: Wofford at UCSB, Harder Stadium, 7 p.m.
Friday, November 20
High school football (8-man) CIF quarterfinals: Cate vs. Windward at Carpinteria High, 7:30 p.m.
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 at Cypress College.
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: UCSB-Wofford winner at U. San Diego, 5 p.m.
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.
Wednesday, November 25
College women’s basketball Kentucky at UCSB, Thunderdome, 12 p.m.
Thursday, November 26
Running Run Santa Barbara Thanksgiving Four-Miler, Magnolia Center, 9 a.m. Sign-up information.
Saturday, November 28
College men’s basketball UCSB at Loyola Marymount, 7 p.m.
Sunday, November 29
College women’s basketball UCSB at U. San Diego, 2 p.m.
College men’s soccer NCAA tournament, third round.
Sunday, December 6 Santa Barbara International Marathon, Ellwood School to Leadbetter Beach, 6:30 a.m. Sign-up information.