Sports Highlights: September 22-30

Ema Boateng’s spectacular goal midway through the second half enabled UCSB to remain unbeaten in men’s soccer, as the third-ranked Gauchos played to a 1-1 tie against 12th-ranked UCLA on Friday night. Boateng beat three defenders on a 60-yard run down the left side, and he fired the ball past onrushing Bruins goalkeeper Earl Edwards to the far post. The Bruins had taken a 1-0 lead in the 11th minute of the match on Fernando Monge’s header. Two overtime periods went scoreless in front of a crowd of 7,542 at Harder Stadium.

UCSB (5-0-2) will return to the home pitch on Sunday, September 23, at noon against Harvard. The Crimson is 1-4-1 after a 2-1 defeat at Cal Poly on Friday. The Gaucho women’s team will take the field against San Diego State 30 minutes after the conclusion of the men’s game.

In college women’s volleyball, Westmont takes a 16-2 record into a conference match against visiting San Diego Christian at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 22. The Warriors are ranked No. 5 in the NAIA.


Saturday, September 22

High school football (8 man) – Faith Baptist at Cate, 1 p.m.; Thacher at Laguna Blanca, 2 p.m.

College women’s volleyball – San Diego Christian at Westmont, 3 p.m.

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

Sunday, September 23

College men’s soccer – Harvard at UCSB, 12 p.m.

College women’s soccer – San Diego State at UCSB, 2 p.m.

Monday, September 24

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

Tuesday, September 25

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

College women’s soccer – Vanguard at Westmont, 3:30 p.m.

High school girls volleyball – Dos Pueblos at San Marcos, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, September 26

College men’s soccer – Vanguard at Westmont, 3 p.m.

Thursday, September 27

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

College women’s soccer – Cuesta at SBCC, 7 p.m.

Friday, September 28

High school football – Nordhoff at San Marcos, 7 p.m.; Dos Pueblos at San Juan Hills, 7 p.m.; Santa Barbara at Oxnard Pacifica, 7 p.m.; Santa Fe Christian at Bishop Diego, La Playa Stadium, 7:30 p.m.; Fillmore at Carpinteria, 7:30 p.m.

College women’s soccer – UC Davis at UCSB, 7 p.m.

College men’s soccer – UCSB at UC Riverside, 8 p.m.

Saturday, September 29

College men’s water polo – Southern California Tournament at UCSB.

High school football (8 man) – Laguna Blanca at Cate, 3 p.m.

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

Sunday, September 30

College men’s water polo – Southern California Tournament at UCSB.

College women’s soccer – Pacific at UCSB, 12 p.m.

College men’s soccer – UCSB at Cal State Fullerton, 7:30 p.m.


Monday, October 8 – Links and a Legend: Basketball Hall of Fame Coach C. Vivian Stringer at a luncheon, golf tournament and dinner to benefit UCSB women’s basketball, Montecito Country Club, 10 a.m.


Sunday, September 30 – Carpinteria Triathlon (1.5K swim/40K bike/10K run or 0.5K swim/15K bike/5K run) Carpinteria State Beach, 7:30 a.m.

Saturday, October 6 – Solvang Mile, Copenhagen Drive, 7 a.m.

Sunday, October 7 – Carpinteria Kiwanis Big Avocado 5K Run, Carpinteria Bluffs, 8 a.m.

Saturday, October 13 – Fall 5-Mile Cross Country Classic and Kids’ Mile, Lake Los Carneros, 8 a.m.

Sunday, October 14 – Cancer Center 10K Run and 5K Walk/Run, Montecito Union School, 8 a.m.

Saturday, October 20 – Santa Barbara Century bicycle ride, Leadbetter Beach, 7 a.m. For experienced riders: 100 miles, 100K, and 34-mile Foothill Course.

Saturday, November 10 – 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.

Sunday, November 25 – Red Rock Marathon and 50-Mile Trail Run, Rancho Oso Guest Ranch, 6 a.m.

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