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UCSB Faces UCLA in NCAA Soccer Sweet 16


TOP SPORTING EVENTS: NOVEMBER 23-DECEMBER 6

A UCSB basketball team that is off to a hot start and a trio of volleyball teams that are hot on the finishing stretch will be in action early this week.

In college hoops, the Gaucho men will try to win their third straight game tonight (Mon., Nov. 23) against the San Francisco Dons at the Thunderdome.

On Tuesday night, women’s volleyball fans have three matches to choose from. Dos Pueblos High (30-2), which swept five consecutive foes en route to the CIF Southern Section 1A championship, will host Los Alamitos in the first round of the State Regionals. The Chargers are seeded No. 1 and will have three straight home matches if they keep winning.

SBCC, the No. 3 seeded community college team in the Southern Cal Regionals, will face Fullerton at the Sports Pavilion. The Vaqueros (20-2) are co-champions of the Western State Conference North. They are 11-0 at home and would host a second-round match Saturday if they advance.

UCSB’s spikers (21-7) have clinched second place in the Big West Conference and will conclude the regular season Tuesday at the Thunderdome against San Diego State. The Gauchos are 10-1 at home.

The Gaucho women’s basketball team has the early-season chills scoring just 40 points in a loss to Loyola Marymount that dropped their record to 0-3. They will try to warm up in a pre-Thanksgiving match at noon Wednesday against Kentucky.

The NCAA men’s soccer tournament reaches the Sweet 16 stage on Sunday (Nov. 29), and UCSB is still in the hunt. They Gauchos will visit UCLA at 5 p.m. in a rematch of the 2006 championship game, which UCSB won, 2-1.

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

High school girls volleyball State Regional, first round: Division 1 Los Alamitos at Dos Pueblos, 7 p.m. Division 4 Laguna Blanca at Central Valley Christian, 7 p.m.

College women’s volleyball San Diego State at UCSB, Thunderdome, 7 p.m. Southern Cal Regional, first round: Fullerton College at SBCC, 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

High school girls volleyball State Regional, second round: Clovis West at Dos Pueblos, 5 p.m.

College women’s volleyball Southern Cal Regional, second round: Cypress at SBCC, 7 p.m.

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: UCSB at UCLA, Drake Stadium, 5 p.m.

Monday, November 30

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

Tuesday, December 1

High school girls volleyball State Regional Finals

College men’s basketball Santa Clara at UCSB, Thunderdome, 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 3

College women’s basketball Concordia at Westmont, 5:30 p.m.

College men’s basketball Concordia at Westmont, 7:30 p.m.

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

Saturday, December 5

High school girls volleyball State Finals, UC Irvine Bren Center, 7 p.m.

College men’s soccer NCAA quarterfinals.

College men’s basketball San Diego State at UCSB, Thunderdome, 7 p.m.; Westmont at Hope International, 7:30 p.m.

College women’s basketball Westmont at Hope International, 5:30 p.m.; UCSB at Oregon State, 7 p.m.

Sunday, December 6

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



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