Sports Highlights: Nov. 21-Dec. 1

SBCC hosts Mt. San Jacinto at 2 p.m. today (Thurs., Nov. 21) in the opening round of the Southern Cal Regional women’s soccer playoffs. The Vaqueros (12-5-2) are seeded 15th and Mt. San Jacinto (12-6-2) 18th. SBCC’s Brandie Harris is the top scorer in Southern Cal with 29 goals.

The Vaquero women’s basketball team takes a 3-0 record into the MTXE (“Mental toughness, extra effort”) tournament that takes place Thursday thought Saturday at the SBCC Sports Pavilion.

Two Westmont College women’s teams start their national playoffs at home on Saturday – the No. 2-seeded soccer team against Westminster (Utah), and the volleyball team against Menlo College.

UCSB will host Penn State Sunday in the second round of the NCAA men’s soccer tournament. The Nittany Lions defeated St. Francis (NY) 1-0 on Thursday night.

Three area high schools still have teams in the CIF playoffs – Carpinteria and Bishop Diego in football; and Laguna Blanca’s girls volleyball team, which will face Pacifica Christian of Santa Monica for the 4A championship at Cerritos College on Saturday.


Friday, November 22 – Special Olympics Soccer School Games at Girsh Park, 9 am.


Thursday, 11/21: Women’s soccer – Southern Cal Regional: Mt. San Jacinto at SBCC, 2 pm. Men’s basketball – UCSB at Colorado, 5 pm. Women’s basketball – UCSB at St. Mary’s, 6 pm. MTXE Tournament: L.A. Southwest at SBCC, 8 p.m.

Friday, 11/22: Women’s basketball – MTXE Tournament at SBCC: Semifinals, 2pm-8pm. CHM Hotels Invitational at Westmont: Carroll (Mont.) vs. Westmont, 6 pm; Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) vs. The Masters, 8 pm. Women’s volleyball – Cal State Fullerton at UCSB, 7 pm.

Saturday, 11/23: Women’s soccer – NAIA tournament: Westminster (Utah) at Westmont, 1 pm. Women’s basketball – CHM Hotels Invitational at Westmont: Carroll vs. The Masters, 1:30 pm; Freed-Hardeman vs. Westmont, 3:30 pm. MTXE Tournament at SBCC: Consolation, 12 pm; Third place, 2 pm; Championship, 4 pm. UCSB at Santa Clara, 5:30 pm. Women’s volleyball – UC Riverside at UCSB, 7 pm; NAIA tournament: Menlo at Westmont, 7 pm. Men’s basketball – Pomona-Pitzer at Westmont, 9 pm.

Sunday, 11/24: Men’s soccer – NCAA tournament: Penn State at UCSB, 6 pm.

Tuesday, 11/26: Women’s volleyball: Southern Cal Regional: Citrus at SBCC, 6 pm. Women’s basketball – Hampton at UCSB, 7 pm.

Friday, 11/29: Men’s basketball – South Dakota State at UCSB, 7 pm. Women’s volleyball – UCSB at Long Beach State, 7 pm.

Saturday, 11/30: Women’s basketball – San Diego State at UCSB, 2 pm. Women’s volleyball – UCSB at UC Irvine, 7 pm.

Sunday, 12/1: Men’s soccer – NCAA tournament, third round.


Tuesday, 11/19: Girls volleyball – CIF semifinals: Crossroads at Laguna Blanca, 6 pm; Cate vs. Pacifica Christian at Brentwood, 7 pm.

Friday, 11/22: Football – CIF playoffs: El Segundo at Carpinteria, 7:30 pm; Bishop Diego at Duarte, 7:30 pm.

Saturday, 11/23: Girls volleyball – CIF Division 4A final: Laguna Blanca vs. Pacifica Christian at Cerritos College, 1 pm.

Monday, 11/25: Girls tennis – CIF individual qualifying at Carpinteria and Cate. Girls soccer – Camarillo at Santa Barbara, 5 pm; St. Joseph at San Marcos, 5 pm.

Friday, 11/29: Football – CIF semifinals: Nordhoff at Bishop Diego, La Playa Stadium, 7 pm. Girls basketball – Alumni at Santa Barbara, 6 pm.


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: 8 – Santa Claus 5K & Mile Fun Run, La Cumbre Plaza. – Elings Park Terrain Festival.

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