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Sports Highlights: November 2-10


UCSB takes its eight-match unbeaten streak into a Big West soccer match tonight (Sat., Nov. 2) against UC Davis at Harder Stadium. The Gauchos, ranked in the top 16 on every national poll, have already clinched first place in the North Division. Because of the Halloween weekend, fans will pass through checkpoints on their way to the game.

The Gaucho basketball teams will be unveiled in a pair of exhibition games on Sunday afternoon, when the men host Cal State East Bay, and Monday night, when the women take on Vanguard University.

Special Olympics Santa Barbara will host its first Regional Soccer Tournament at La Cumbre Middle School on Sunday. Seven teams from Ventura to San Luis Obispo, including a pair of Santa Barbara entries, will participate.

Thousands of runners will hit the roads next Saturday, November 9, during fifth Santa Barbara International Marathon and half Marathon.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday, 11/2: Roller Derby – Mission City Brawlin’ Betties coed team vs. Black List, Earl Warren Showgrounds, 5 pm.

Sunday, 11/3: Special Olympics – Regional Soccer Tournament, La Cumbre Middle School, 9 am-1:30 pm.

Saturday, 11/ 9: Running – Santa Barbara International Marathon, Dos Pueblos High to SBCC, 7:15 am. Half Marathon, Page Youth Center to SBCC, 7:45 am.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS

Saturday, 11/2: Men’s water polo – UC Irvine at UCSB, 12 pm. Football – Santa Monica at SBCC, 1 pm. Women’s soccer – Vanguard at Westmont, 12:30 pm. Women’s volleyball – San Diego Christian at Westmont, 3 pm. Men’s soccer – Vanguard at Westmont, 3 pm. UC Davis at UCSB, 7 pm.

Sunday, 11/3: Men’s basketball – Cal State East Bay at UCSB, 2 pm.

Monday, 11/4: Women’s basketball – Vanguard at UCSB, 7 pm.

Tuesday, 11/5: Women’s soccer – Cuesta at SBCC, 7 pm.

Wednesday, 11/6: Men’s soccer –GSAC quarterfinals: Vanguard at Westmont, 2 pm..

Thursday, 11/7: Women’s soccer – Ventura at SBCC, 7:30 pm.

Friday, 11/8: Women’s soccer – GSAC semifinal at Westmont, 2 pm. Women’s volleyball – Moorpark at SBCC, 6 pm. Men’s basketball – Hawaii Pacific at UCSB, 7 pm; Southern Oregon at Westmont, 7:30 pm.

Saturday, 11/9: Football – Glendale at SBCC, 6 pm. Women’s volleyball – Hawaii at UCSB, 6:30 pm. Men’s soccer – Cal Poly at UCSB, 8 pm.

Sunday, 11/10: Men’s water polo – Pacific at UCSB, 12 pm.

HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS

Saturday, 11/2: Girls volleyball – Tournament of Champions at Santa Barbara, finals at 5:45 pm. Football – Thacher at Cate, 3 pm; Dunn at Laguna Blanca, 3 pm.

Tuesday, 11/5: Girls volleyball – San Marcos at Santa Barbara, 6 pm.

Wednesday, 11/6: Girls volleyball – Cate at Laguna Blanca, 4 pm.

Thursday, 11/7: Boys water polo – San Marcos at Santa Barbara, 3:15 pm; Ventura at Dos Pueblos, 3:15 pm.

Friday, 11/8: Football – Santa Barbara at Ventura, 7 pm; Dos Pueblos at Buena, 7 pm; Mission Prep at Bishop Diego, La Playa Stadium, 7:30 pm; Oak Park at Carpinteria, 7:30 pm.

Saturday, 11/9: Football – CIF playoffs: Upland Christian at Cate, 1 pm; Pacific Lutheran at Laguna Blanca, 1 pm.

RUNNING, WALKINGCYCLING

Information for most events: sbrunning.org.

NOVEMBER: 23UCSB Recreational Sports 10K/5K Turkey Trot. 24 – Santa Barbara Red Rock 50 Mile and Marathon Trail Run, Rancho Oso Guest Ranch. 28 – Run Santa Barbara Thanksgiving 4-Miler.

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