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TOP SPORTING EVENTS: AUGUST 30-SEPTEMBER 5

The 2010 home opener for the UCSB women’s volleyball team – and the Gauchos’ only home match for the next month – will take place tonight (Monday, August 30) at Robertson Gym. Cincinnati will take on the Gauchos in the 7 p.m. match.

UCSB went 1-1 at the Cal Molten Classic in Berkeley last weekend. Cal’s Golden Bears, ranked No. 11 in the nation, swept the Gauchos by scores of 25-18, 25-15 and 28-26. The Gauchos rebounded with a sweep of Manhattan College (25-19, 25-9 and 25-19). Senior Charlene DeHoog led UCSB’s scoring with 11 kills and two solo blocks.

After tonight, the Gaucho women will hit the road for three tournaments and two Big West matches. Their next home match will be October 1 against Long Beach State.

In other action this week, the final Nite Moves event of the summer happens Wednesday, and the football season opens for three local high schools – Santa Barbara, San Marcos and Dos Pueblos – as well as for SBCC.

Monday, August 30

Golf – St. Vincent’s 9th annual Golf Classic, La Cumbre Country Club.

College women’s volleyball – Cincinnati at UCSB, Robertson Gym, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, August 31

Running / swimming – Reef & Run Summer Series (1k swim, 1-mile swim, 2-mile run, 4-mile run), Cabrillo Bath House, 6:25 p.m. Continues every Tuesday through September 7. Reefandrun.org.

Wednesday, September 1

Running / swimming – Nite Moves Summer Sunset Series (1k swim, 5k run), Leadbetter Beach, 6 p.m. Runsantabarbara.com.

College men’s soccer – UCSB at Cal State Bakersfield, 7 p.m.

Friday, September 3

High school football – Channel Islands at Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.; Cabrillo at San Marcos, 7 p.m.; Righetti at Dos Pueblos, 7 p.m.

College men’s soccer – La Verne at Westmont, 4 p.m.

College women’s soccer – Santa Rosa at SBCC, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 4

College cross country – Claremont Mudd-Scripps vs. Westmont at Chase Palm Park, 9 a.m.; UCSB alumni/community race, lagoon course, 9:30 a.m. Cal Poly vs. UCSB, 10:30 a.m.

Basketball – Santa Barbara Breakers Labor Day Classic, Page Youth Center (4550 Hollister Ave.), games at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

College football – Hancock at SBCC, La Playa Stadium, 6 p.m.

College men’s soccer – Holy Names at Westmont, 4 p.m.; UCSB at New Mexico, 6 p.m.

Sunday, September 5

Running – Pier to Peak Half Marathon, Stearns Wharf to La Cumbre Peak, 6:30 a.m. runsantabarbara.com.

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