Sports  Fall 2010

Women’s Soccer
Gauchos Score Early, Rout Saint Joseph’s

The UC Santa Barbara women’s soccer team got off on the right foot in a 5-1 win over visiting Saint Joseph’s. Junior forward Alissa Sanchez gave the Gauchos (3-0) a 1-0 lead over the Hawks (0-1) just 1:04 into the match. St. Joseph’s didn’t take long to tie the score.

In the seventh minute, midfielder Maggie Lupinski slid the ball through traffic in front of the goal to forward Mo Hawkins. The Gauchos scored their final goal on a set piece in the 71st minute. Senior Jessie Edmonds launched a corner kick to Kylie McDonald about five yards in front of the goal. McDonald collected the corner and shoved the ball straight in.

Men’s Swimming
UCSB Men’s Swimming to Join Pac-10

The UC Santa Barbara men’s swimming team, which has won an unprecedented 26 Big West titles over the last 34 years, will join the Pacific-10 Conference for competition beginning in the 2010-11 season.

The men’s swimming team will be the first UCSB squad in history to be affiliated with the prestigious Pac-10, which has the most national championships of any NCAA conference in the traditional Olympic sports.

"This is an exciting day for UCSB Athletics," said Mark Massari, UCSB’s Director of Athletics. "The opportunity to have one of our most decorated teams compete in the conference of champions is terrific news. It provides our team, which has some of the best swimmers in the country, the chance to compete against an elite level of swimmers throughout the conference."

Men’s Volleyball
U.S. Juniors Win NORCECA Continental Championship Gold

The U.S. Men’s Junior National Team won the NORCECA Men’s Junior (under-21) Continental Championship for the first time, defeating Canada, 25-14, 25-19, 25-16, in the gold medal match at the Centre-Sportif de Gatineau. The United States finished the tournament with a 5-0 record and did not drop a set. Canada finished 4-1. Both teams qualifyed for the 2011 FIVB Men’s Junior World Championships in Brazil.

Current Gaucho libero Evan Mottram (Leona Valley, Calif.) was named the tournament’s Best Receiver. Dylan Davis (Newport Beach, Calif.), a sophomore middle blocker for UCSB, served as the captain of the U.S. contingent.


Todd, Phil Make History with 9th FIVB title

The local pro beach volleyball stars Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser became the first team to win nine tournaments on the FIVB World Tour when they outlasted Brazil’s Marcio Araujo and Ricardo Santos in the final of the PAF Open in Alaand, Finland. The game scores were 24-22, 10-21, 15-13. The monumental triumph was their fifth straight title on the tour.

No team, men or women, had ever won more than eight events on a globetrotting circuit that stretches from Brazil to China, to Russia, to Eastern Europe, the Alps and Scandinavia. In Kristiansand, Norway, Rogers-Dalhausser became the first men’s team to win eight championships.

Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser have won their fifth straight FIVB title. Photo Credit: FIVB

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