TOP SPORTING EVENTS: SEPTEMBER 6-12
Fresh off two victories over Atlantic Coast Conference opponents in North Carolina, the undefeated UCSB men’s soccer team (3-0) comes home for a pair of matches this weekend against the Big East Conference. The Gauchos will face West Virginia on Friday night, September 9, and Villanova on Sunday afternoon at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium.
UCSB defeated Duke 3-2 on Dom Sarle’s goal in overtime last Friday. The Gauchos had to come from behind after yielding a goal to Duke in the first minute of the game. On Sunday, David Opoku’s third goal of the season was enough for a 1-0 victory over North Carolina State.
Santa Barbara City College is also off to a 3-0 start in women’s soccer. The Vaqueros had a home game scheduled today (Tue., Sept. 6) against Taft, but it was called off. They will host Cuyamaca at 2 p.m. Friday in La Playa Stadium.
Sophomore midfielder Katie Voss produced four goals and four assists in her first three games for SBCC at the BK Invitational in Ventura. Voss scored the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over Cypress, which is ranked 12th in the national preseason poll. The Vaqueros also defeated Orange Coast 2-1 on Morgan Crumpley’s goal in the final minute.
Santa Barbara High and Dos Pueblos will play their football home openers on Friday night. Cate School’s eight-man team will debut Friday afternoon. SBCC hosts Antelope Valley at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Tuesday, September 6
Running / swimming – Reef & Run Summer Series (1k swim, 1-mile swim, 2-mile run, 4-mile run), East Beach Bath House, 6:25 p.m. Continues every Tuesday through September 13. reefandrun.org .
College men’s soccer – Taft at SBCC, 7 p.m.
Thursday, September 8
High school girls volleyball – Valencia at Dos Pueblos, 6 p.m.; San Marcos at Carpinteria, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, September 9
College women’s soccer – Cuyamaca at SBC, 2 p.m.
High school football – Joshua Springs at Cate, 3:45 p.m.; Beverly Hills at Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.; San Luis Obispo at Dos Pueblos, 7 p.m.; San Marcos at Rio Mesa, 7 p.m.; Bishop Diego at Santa Ynez, 7 p.m.; Carpinteria at Morro Bay, 7:30 p.m.
College men’s soccer – West Virginia at UCSB, 7 p.m.; Cypress at SBCC, 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 10
College women’s soccer – McKendree (Ill.) at Westmont, 11 a.m.
College men’s soccer – McKendree at Westmont, 1:30 p.m.
College football – Antelope Valley at SBCC, 6 p.m.
Sunday, September 11
College men’s soccer – Villanova at UCSB, 1 p.m.
Monday, September 12
Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon, Harry’s Plaza Café, 12 p.m.
RUNNING, WALKING, CYCLING
Saturday-Sunday, September 17-18 –Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, Chase Palm Park to Carpinteria State Beach. avonwalk.org.
Sunday, September 25 – Carpinteria Triathlon (1.5K swim/40K bike/10K run or 0.5K swim/15K bike/5K run) Carpinteria State Beach, 7:30 a.m. carpinteriatriathlon.com.
Saturday, October 1 – Pacific Pride Foundation 10K AIDS Walk, Leadbetter Beach, 10 a.m. pacificpridefoundation.org.
Saturday, October 8 – Santa Barbara 5K Heart Walk, Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, 10 a.m. sbheartwalk.com.
Sunday, October 9 – Carpinteria Kiwanis Big Avocado 5K Run, Carpinteria Bluffs, 8 a.m. active.com.
Environmental Defense Center “Ride on the Wild Side” (100K, 30-mile, 10-mile bike rides), Leadbetter Beach, 7:30 a.m. edcnet.org.
Sunday, October 16 – Cancer Center 10K Run and 5K Walk/Run, Montecito Union School, 8 a.m. ccsb.org.
Saturday, October 22 – Santa Barbara Century bicycle ride, Leadbetter Beach, 7 a.m. For experienced riders. santabarbaracentury.org.
Saturday, November 5 – Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk, Santa Barbara Zoo, 9 a.m. alz.org.
Walk Now for Autism Speaks, 2 miles, East Beach, 10 a.m. walknowforautismspeaks.org.
Saturday, November 12 – Select Staffing Santa Barbara International Marathon, Dos Pueblos High School to SBCC, 7:15 a.m. Half Marathon, Page Youth Center to SBCC, 7:45 a.m. sbimarathon.com.
Saturday, November 19 – UCSB Recreation Turkey Trot, 5K-10K walk/run, UCen lawn, 8:30 a.m. gauchosplay.com.
Thursday, November 24 – Thanksgiving 4 Miler, Magnolia Shopping Center, 9 a.m. runsantabarbara.com.