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TOP SPORTING EVENTS: OCTOBER 21-NOVEMBER 4

UCSB will be fighting off potential spoilers this weekend in Big West Conference competition. The Gaucho women’s volleyball team has home matches against UC Irvine on Friday night (Oct. 22) and Cal State Northridge on Saturday. The Gauchos, 5-2 in the conference, are a game behind first-place Cal State Fullerton.

A 2-0 victory at UC Davis on Wednesday put UCSB on top of the men’s soccer standings with 15 points (5-1 record), but UC Irvine (4-0-1) has 13 points with a game in hand. The Gauchos hosts Cal State Northridge at Harder Stadium on Saturday night, and next week they play two key road games at Cal Poly and Irvine. The Gauchos (9-3-2 overall) have won six consecutive games and nine of their last 10.

UCSB’s junior midfielder Danny Barrera was named the National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA) Player of the Week after scoring a pair of game-winning goals against Duke and UC Riverside.

Westmont College has a men’s and women’s soccer double-header Saturday afternoon against Hope International.

UCSB’s sixth-ranked men’s water polo team hosts Long Beach State at noon Saturday and travels to face defending national champion USC on Sunday.

The Santa Barbara International Marathon is just two weeks away. The 26.2-mile run starts at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Dos Pueblos High School. It will finish on Shoreline Drive opposite La Playa Stadium. There also will be a half marathon starting at Tuckers Grove. See sbimarathon.com for information.

Thursday, October 21

High school girls volleyball – Laguna Blanca at San Marcos, 5:30 p.m.; Oak Park at Bishop Diego, 6 p.m.; Santa Clara at Carpinteria, 6 p.m.

College women’s soccer – Seattle at UCSB, 7 p.m.; Hancock at SBCC, 7 p.m.

Friday, October 22

High school girls golf – San Marcos at Dos Pueblos, Glen Annie GC, 2:30 p.m.

High school girls volleyball – Fillmore at Carpinteria, 6 p.m.

High school football – Ventura at Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.; Buena at Dos Pueblos, 7 p.m.; Santa Clara at Bishop Diego, SBCC La Playa Stadium, 7:30 p.m.; Carpinteria at Santa Paula, 7:30 p.m.

College women’s volleyball – UC Irvine at UCSB, 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 23

Cycling – Santa Barbara Century, Leadbetter Beach, 7 a.m.

Tree climbing – California Arborists Association Tree Climbing Invitational, Chase Palm Park, 9 a.m.

College men’s water polo – Long Beach State at UCSB, 12 p.m.

College men’s soccer – Hope International at Westmont, 12 p.m.; Cal State Northridge at UCSB, 7 p.m.

College women’s soccer – Hope International at Westmont, 2:30 p.m.

High school football (8-man) –Laguna Blanca at Cate, 2 p.m.

College football – SBCC at L.A. Valley, 6 p.m.

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

Sunday, October 24

Tree climbing – California Arborists Association Tree Climbing Invitational, Chase Palm Park, 10 a.m.

College men’s water polo – UCSB at USC, 12 p.m.

College women’s soccer – UCSB at Cal State Fullerton, 5 p.m.

Monday, October 25

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

Tuesday, October 26

High school boys water polo – Santa Barbara at Dos Pueblos, 3:15 p.m.; Cabrillo at San Marcos, 3:15 p.m.

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

College men’s soccer – Oxnard at SBCC, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 27

High school girls volleyball – Santa Ynez at Dos Pueblos, 6 p.m.

College men’s soccer – UCSB at Cal Poly, 8 p.m.

Friday, October 29

High school girls volleyball – Tournament of Champions at Santa Barbara, all day; Cate at Laguna Blanca, 6 p.m.

High school cross country – Santa Barbara County Championships, Lompoc River Park, 2 p.m.

High school girls tennis – Dana Hills at Santa Barbara, 2:30 p.m.

College women’s volleyball – Point Loma Nazarene at Westmont, 5 p.m.

High school football – Santa Barbara at Dos Pueblos, 7 p.m.; San Marcos at Ventura, 7 p.m.; Carpinteria at Oak Park, 7:30 p.m.

College women’s soccer – West L.A. at SBCC, 7 p.m.; UCSB at Cal Poly, 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 30

High school girls volleyball – Tournament of Champions at Santa Barbara, all day.

High school football (8-man) –Dunn at Cate, 2 p.m.; Laguna Blanca at Ojai Valley, 2 p.m.

College women’s soccer – Vanguard at Westmont, 12 p.m.

College men’s soccer – Vanguard at Westmont, 2:30 p.m.; UCSB at UC Irvine, 8 p.m.

College football – SBCC at Glendale, 6 p.m.

High school football – Grace Brethren at Bishop Diego, SBCC La Playa Stadium, 7 p.m.

College women’s volleyball – San Diego Christian at Westmont, 7 p.m.; UCSB at Long Beach State, 7 p.m.

Monday, November 1

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

Tuesday, November 2

High school boys water polo – Ventura at Santa Barbara, 3:15 p.m.

High school girls volleyball – Nordhoff at Bishop Diego, 6 p.m.; Fillmore at Carpinteria, 6 p.m.

College men’s soccer – Glendale at SBCC, 7 p.m.

College women’s volleyball – UC Riverside at UCSB, 7 p.m.

Thursday, November 4

High school boys water polo – San Marcos at Dos Pueblos, 3:15 p.m.

High school girls volleyball – San Marcos at Dos Pueblos, 6 p.m.; St. Bonaventure at Bishop Diego, 6 p.m.

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