UCSB, coming off three consecutive overtime victories on the road, returns to Harder Stadium on Tuesday night (Oct. 23) to take on Sacramento State in a Big West men’s soccer match. The Gauchos, 10-4 overall, are 5-0 in the conference and have won their last six games. Their RPI rating (combining results with strength of schedule) is No. 2 in the nation.
Three different players scored the last three game-winning golden goals for the Gauchos – Achille Campion on a penalty kick to top Cal State Northridge, 2-1; Kevin Garcia-Lopez on a last-minute, 70-yard run for a 2-1 victory over UC Irvine; and Goffin Boyoko on a header that capped a comeback against UC Davis, 3-2. Freshman midfielder Drew Murphy, who assisted on Boyoko’s goal and scored one himself at Davis, was named Big West Offensive Player of the Week.
The Gauchos go back on the road Friday night (Oct. 26) at Cal Poly. Every year since 2008, Cal Poly has filled its stadium (11,000 seats) for the UCSB men’s match.
In high school football Friday night, the Dos Pueblos Chargers, coming off victories over Santa Barbara and San Marcos, will host Ventura with a shot at the Channel League championship in their sights.
Bishop Diego, top-ranked on the CIF Northwest football poll, will face No. 2 Oak Park on Saturday night at La Playa Stadium.
Tuesday, 10/22: Men’s soccer – Sacramento State at UCSB, 7 pm; Canyons at SBCC, 7:30 pm.
Wednesday, 10/23: Women’s volleyball – Ventura at SBCC, 6 pm.
Friday, 10/25: Women’s soccer – Cal Poly at UCSB, 7 pm. Men’s soccer – UCSB at Cal Poly, 7 pm.
Saturday, 10/26: Football – SBCC at L.A. Pierce, 7 pm.
Sunday, 10/27: Men’s water polo – USC at UCSB, 12 pm.
Tuesday, 10/29: Men’s soccer – Glendale at SBCC, 7:30 pm. Women’s volleyball – Concordia at Westmont 7 pm.
Wednesday, 10/30: Men’s soccer –Hope International at Westmont, 3 pm. Women’s volleyball – Cuesta at SBCC, 6 pm.
HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS
Wednesday, 10/23: Girls volleyball – Providence at Cate, 4 pm.
Thursday, 10/24: Girls tennis – Nordhoff at Carpinteria, 2:30 pm.
Friday, 10/25: Girls tennis – Dana Hills at Santa Barbara, 2:30 pm. Football – Ventura at Dos Pueblos, 7 pm; San Marcos at Buena, 7 pm; Lompoc at Santa Ynez, 7 pm.
Saturday, 10/26: Football – Coast Union at Cate, 2 pm; Oak Park at Bishop Diego, La Playa Stadium, 7 pm.
Tuesday, 10/29: Girls volleyball – Dos Pueblos at San Marcos, 6 pm.
Wednesday, 10/30: Girls tennis – Channel League semifinals at San Marcos.
Thursday, 10/31: Girls tennis – Channel League finals at San Marcos. Boys water polo – Dos Pueblos at San Marcos, 3:15 pm.
Friday, 11/1: Girls volleyball – Tournament of Champions at Santa Barbara and Dos Pueblos. Football – Santa Barbara at San Marcos, 7 pm; Bishop Diego at Nordhoff, 7 pm.
RUNNING, WALKING, CYCLING
Information for most events: sbrunning.org.
NOVEMBER: 9 – Santa Barbara International Marathon and Half Marathon, Dos Pueblos High/Page Youth Center to SBCC. 23 – UCSB 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.