UCSB Club Sports Roundup, 1996 February 15

Highlighting an active and successful weekend for UC Santa Barbara Sport Clubs, the undefeated Gaucho rugby team continued their domination with an 81-0 road victory over Cal State Fullerton. This weekend they travel east to face Arizona and Arizona State.

The Men's Lacrosse team defeated UC Davis 21-8, and the Women's JV team downed Loyola Marymount 15-5. The men will be scrimmaging with the Santa Barbara Lacrosse club 1pm Saturday at the Lacrosse/Scrimmage Field, while the women will be competing in the Santa Barbara Shoot-Out. The 46-team tournament, the largest on the West Coast, will take place at UCSB's Storke and Robertson Fields, all day Saturday and Sunday.

The Snow Ski team had another good weekend at Mammoth, with the men finishing second in the slalom and third in the giant slalom and the women taking first place in both events. The women lead their division, and the men are in the top three in theirs, so both teams qualify for the regionals, to be held in a week and a half at Squaw Valley.

Also trimphant on the road were the Surfing team, who won the women's, men's and combined events in San Diego, topping a field that included their rivals from UCSD; the Cycling team, who beat San Diego and host school Cal State Long Beach and now travel to Pomona to face Cal Poly, Claremont and Riverside; and the Men's fencing, who swept Cal Tech, UCLA and USC in sabre, foil and epée. The women fencers also fared well in Pasadena, despite injuries which forced them to compete only in the epée. They defeated USC and UCLA by identical 13-3 scores, and fell only to Caltech, 7-9.

The lacrosse action is the only local UCSB Club Sports activity this weekend, but still more teams are returning to action away from home this weekend. The Men's and Women's Ultimate teams look to do well this weekend in tournament play in San Diego, while the Sailing Team will be in New Orleans to compete against the top six teams in the nation in the Nelson Rolsch Regatta. For sportspot, this is Joe P------k with the Club Sports Roundup.

Last Modified: 1996 February 22
Joe Schlobotnik / squishy@physics.ucsb.edu