The cycling team saw action both weekends, in San Jose, Claremont, Riverside and Irvine. They finished second overall in each competition, which gives them a good chance to move up from fifth to fourth place in the league standings, and further secure their hold on the top-five finish needed to make the nationals. The UCSB cyclists will be competing at Stanford this weekend.
The Gaucho rowers spent last weekend at the San Diego Crew Classic facing schools from around the nation. All four UCSB boats made the finals, with Men's Novice A winning their division, while Women's Novice finished fourth and Men's Novice B and Women's Varsity placind fifth in their respective categories.
The UC Santa Barbara sailing team competed in San Diego, finishing second to Berkeley and knocking off rivals USC and Irvine to qualify for the Pacific Coast Championships in the dinghy class. They'll spend this weekend in San Francisco competing at the St. Francis Yacht Club.
The Lacrosse teams were also in action, with the women on the road in Arizona, where the "A" squad lost and the "B" squad won, while the men defeated MIT Wednesday night by a score of 16-8. The UCSB Men's Laxers will visit Berkeley this Saturday.
And finally, one of the biggest Sport Club events of the year takes place this weekend as UCSB hosts its annual Rugby tournament. The tournament, which is free and open to the public, features three divisions, with 14 university teams, 10 club teams and 4 master's teams. Competition begins at 8am Saturday and Sunday on UCSB's Storke and Robertson Fields, and concludes 2pm Sunday. The cornerstone will be a university division game featuring the Gauchos, played 6:30 Saturday evening on Rob Field. Other key University competitors include Stanford, Cal Poly and UC San Diego. Tune in to SportSpot this Friday, when we hope to have an in-depth preview of the weekend's rugby action.
For sportspot, this is Joe P------k with the Club Sports Roundup.