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Sports Highlights: Jan. 9-15


UCSB hosts Long Beach State in a men’s volleyball match tonight (Wed., Jan. 9) at Robertson Gym. Both teams are 2-1 on the season and ranked nationally – Long Beach No. 6 and UCSB No. 9. The Gauchos are coming off a streak of six consecutive set wins following sweeps of Lewis and Loyola-Chicago in their tournament last week.

In women’s basketball at the Thunderdome Thursday night, UCSB faces Pacific, which boasts the best overall record (11-2) in the Big West. The Tigers are 1-0 in the conference, while the Gauchos are 5-9 and 1-1.

Westmont College will memorialize a late professor and husband of women’s basketball coach Kirsten Moore on Saturday with the Alex Moore Classic, a basketball game between the Warrior women and San Diego Christian. Proceeds from the 5:30 p.m. game will benefit Coach Moore and her six-month-old daughter Alexis, as well the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

SCHEDULE OF GAMES

Wednesday, January 9

COLLEGE

Men’s volleyball – Long Beach State at UCSB, Rob Gym, 7 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL

Boys basketball – Dos Pueblos at Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.; Buena at San Marcos, 7 p.m.

Boys soccer – Cate at Laguna Blanca, 3 p.m.

Thursday, January 10

COLLEGE

Men’s basketball – UCSB at Pacific, 7 p.m.

Women’s basketball – Pacific at UCSB, 7 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL

Boys soccer – San Marcos at Dos Pueblos, 5 p.m.

Girls soccer – Dos Pueblos at San Marcos, 5 p.m.

Girls water polo – San Marcos at Dos Pueblos, 3:15 p.m.; Montebello at Santa Barbara, 5 p.m.; Laguna Beach at Dos Pueblos, 6 p.m..

Girls basketball – Dos Pueblos at San Marcos, 7 p.m.

Wrestling – Santa Barbara at Dos Pueblos, 7 p.m.

Friday, January 11

HIGH SCHOOL

Girls water polo – Tournament of Champions at Santa Barbara and Dos Pueblos, 12:30-7:30 p.m.

Boys soccer – Oak Park at Carpinteria, 5 p.m.

Boys basketball – Ventura at Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.; Santa Paula at Carpinteria, 7 p.m.

Saturday, January 12

COLLEGE

Women’s basketball – UC Davis at UCSB, 2 p.m.; San Diego Christian at Westmont, 5:30 p.m.

Men’s basketball – UCSB at UC Davis, 7 p.m.; San Diego Christian at Westmont, 7:30 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL

Girls water polo – Tournament of Champions at Santa Barbara: Semifinals, 11:10 a.m.; 7th Place, 1:20 p.m.; 5th Place, 2:25 p.m.; 3rd Place, 3:30 p.m.; Championship, 4:35 p.m.

Girls basketball – Santa Clara at Cate, 3 p.m.

Monday, January 14

SPORTS LUNCHEON

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

HIGH SCHOOL

Girls soccer – Grace Brethren at Carpinteria, 5 p.m.

Boys basketball – Villanova Prep at Laguna Blanca, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 15

COLLEGE

Women’s basketball – Westmont at Vanguard, 5:30 p.m.

Men’s basketball – Westmont at Vanguard, 7:30 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOL

Girls soccer – Ventura at San Marcos, 5 p.m.

Girls basketball – Carpinteria at Bishop Diego, 7 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday, January 18UCSB-Santa Barbara Foresters baseball fundraising dinner at Earl Warren Showgrounds. Guest speaker: Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke. sbforesters.org.

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