Sports Update: CIF Playoffs

Gauchos to Host Big West Soccer Semifinal

There’s good news for Bishop Diego and Carpinteria High Schools in the CIF/Ford Northwest Division football playoff brackets. If the Cardinals and Warriors get past their first-round opponents this Friday (Nov. 15), there’s a good chance they will be home for the quarterfinals a week later. But first, they must travel – Bishop Diego to North Torrance, and Carpinteria to La Salle in Pasadena.

In the eight-man football playoffs, Cate and Laguna Blanca must hit the road after posting wins on their home fields Saturday. Cate will head to Canoga Park to play Faith Baptist, while Laguna Blanca will take on Coast Union in Cambria.

Channel League champion Santa Barbara drew a home match Tuesday (Nov. 12) against Palos Verdes in the Division 1AA girls volleyball playoffs. San Marcos, which finished second after defeating the Dons twice in league play, will travel to Marlborough in Los Angeles. Laguna Blanca, top-seeded in Division 4A, has a bye to the second round Thursday. Second-seeded Cate will host Rolling Hills Prep on Tuesday.

In Division 2 boys water polo, both Dos Pueblos, the Channel League champion, and runner-up San Marcos will host first-round games Thursday.

On the college front, UCSB aims to secure a high seeding in the NCAA men’s soccer tournament this weekend. The Gauchos, who went undefeated in the Big West regular season, will host a conference tournament semifinal match on Friday night. Their opponent will be either Cal State Northridge or Cal Poly. The Gauchos ran their unbeaten streak to 11 games with a 2-0 victory over Cal Poly last Saturday before 12,805 fans at Harder Stadium.

Westmont College’s women’s soccer team also went undefeated in the Golden State Athletic Conference. The Warriors will travel to play Concordia of Irvine for the GSAC Tournament championship on Friday. The two teams tied during the regular season.

In college basketball, UCSB will take on a pair of high-profile opponents Saturday at the Thunderdome – the women against Arizona and the men against Utah State.


Tuesday, 11/12: Women’s volleyball – Vanguard at Westmont, 7 pm. Men’s basketball – UCSB at UNLV, 7 pm.

Wednesday, 11/13: Women’s basketball – Azusa Pacific at Westmont, 7:30 pm.

Friday, 11/15: Women’s soccer – GSAC Tournament final: Westmont at Concordia, 1 pm; Hancock at SBCC, 2 pm. Men’s soccer – Big West Tournament semifinal: Cal State Northridge at UCSB, 7 pm. Women’s basketball – San Diego City at SBCC, 7 pm.

Saturday, 11/16: Football – SBCC at West L.A., 1 pm. Women’s basketball – Arizona at UCSB, 2 pm; Fullerton at SBCC, 5 pm. Women’s volleyball – Hope International at Westmont, 7 pm; UCSB at Cal State Northridge, 7 pm. Men’s basketball – Utah State at UCSB, 7 pm.

Sunday, 11/17: Men’s soccer – Big West Tournament final, 2 pm.


Tuesday, 11/12: Girls volleyball – CIF playoffs: Palos Verdes at Santa Barbara, 7pm; San Marcos at Marlborough, 7 pm; Rolling Hills Prep at Cate, 7 pm; Providence at Nordhoff, 7 pm.

Thursday, 11/14: Boys water polo – CIF playoffs: Vista Murrieta at San Marcos, 4 pm; Chaparral at Dos Pueblos, 5 pm. Girls volleyball – CIF playoffs, second round: Santa Barbara at Orange Lutheran, 7 pm; Providence-Burbank at Laguna Blanca, 7 pm; Cate at St. Mary’s Academy, 7 pm.

Friday, 11/16: Football – CIF playoffs: Bishop Diego at North Torrance, 7:30 pm; Carpinteria at LaSalle, 7:30 pm; Laguna Blanca at Coast Union, 7 pm; Cate at Faith Baptist, 2:30 pm.

Saturday, 11/9: Boys water polo – CIF quarterfinals. Girls volleyball – CIF quarterfinals.


Information for most events:

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.

DECEMBER: 14 – Elings Park Terrain Festival.

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