UCSB Club Sports Roundup, 1996 April 10

The major UC Santa Barbara Sport Clubs activity this weekend was the 31st annual Santa Barbara rugby tournament, where, as we reported Monday, the main UCSB squad won all five of their games, defeating Stanford for the University Division Championship, while the Gaucho Seconds went 0-3 on the tournament.

There was other Club Sports action away from campus, with the best results being posted by the UCSB Triathletes, who opened their season at San Dimas. Carrie Chapman finished tops in the women's 20-24-year-old division, with UC Santa Barbara women also taking second, third and fifth place. On the men's side, two Gauchos finished in the top ten of their respective divisions, with a second place showing in the 19-and-under division and a #3 finish in 20-24.

Men's lacrosse fell 14-13 to Berkeley, with the deciding goal coming in the last three minutes of the game. The UCSB laxers look for another shot at the Bears in the playoffs, which start in two weeks.

Two other UCSB Sport Clubs had a rough weekend up in the bay area, with the sailing team finishing 10th out of 21 schools at the St. Francis Yacht Club, while the cyclists came in 5th place Saturday and 7th place Sunday out of a field of seven schools competing at Stanford.

Although no Club Sports events are occurring on campus this week, there is plenty of activity on the road. Closest at hand are this afternoon's women's lacrosse matches at Westmont; the UCSB Lady Laxers will spent the weekend at the Western States Tournament in Davis, while their male counterparts head to the University of Arizona for a non-league contest this Saturday.

The Sailing team travels fathest afield, competing in the Admiral's Cup regatta in King's Point, New York. UCSB and Berkeley are the only two western teams in the field, which includes Eastern schools such as Navy, MIT, Harvard and BU.

The UCSB Rowers are in a regatta of their own Saturday, facing other UC and Cal State schools at the State Schools Regatta in Sacramento, while the Waterski team will see action in Davis Saturday and Sunday.

Finally, the UC Santa Barbara Cycling team is at UCLA this weekend to face an assortment of Southern Californian schools.

For sportspot, this is Joe P------k with the Club Sports Roundup.

Last Modified: 1996 April 10
Joe Schlobotnik / squishy@physics.ucsb.edu