UCSB Club Sports Roundup, 1996 April 24

It was playoff time for several of UC Santa Barbara's sport clubs, with the Men's and Women's Ultimate Frisbee teams leading the way. The Black Tide's A squad easily took first place out of fourteen schools in the sectionals, with no contest closer than their 15-3 victory against San Luis Obispo. The Tide's second squad finished fifth in the men's competition, and both teams avance to the regionals in two weeks, along with the Burning Skirts, who defeated the UC San Diego women 19-6.

The Gaucho rugby squad's playoff experience was dissapointing; they faced arch-rivals Stanford in the first match, and the Cardinal exacted some revenge for UCSB's 24-11 win in the Santa Barbara Rugby tournament a few weeks back. Stanford rolled to a 31-0 halftime lead, and UCSB couldn't catch up, falling 31-27. Another loss the following day to the Marine Corps ended the Gaucho ruggers' season.

UCSB Men's lacrosse also saw their postseason fortunes fall as they lost 15-13 to Berkeley in the playoffs. The women look to better that performance, after the B team finished tops in their division with a 12-2 domination of Westmont last Wednesday. The A squad fell 5-4 to UCSD, but finished third in the league and head to the playoffs, facing Claremont at 11am Saturday at the UCSB Lacrosse Field. A victory would earn them the right to play at San Diego Sunday.

The Gaucho sailors will compete in their playoffs the next two weekends, starting with the women's competition this coming Saturday and Sunday at USC. In the meantime, they competed in an optional regatta at Stanford, experimenting with some unconventional pairings. And the loose attitude showed, as they came home with no notable finishes.

The UCSB Water Ski team finished 7th in their competition on Horton's Lake, while the snow skiers, their season over, handed out the hardware. The women finished first in the conference and the men third for an overall standing of second place.

And finally, the Gaucho triathletes cleaned up in Los Angeles. UCSB took 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the men's 15-19 division, 4th in men's 20-24 and Blair Choate and Jon Martin took the top two spots in men's 25-29. On the women's side, the Gauchos, led by Carrie Chapman and Amy Dielio, took first through fourth place in age 20-24.

Other UCSB Sports Clubs action this weekend sees the women's golf team face the Sandpiper Women's Club at Sandpiper 2pm Saturday, the rowers in Newport Beach for the Miller Cup and the Cycling team spending the weekend at Riverside.

And that's the club sports roundup for the week ending April 24, 1996.

Last Modified: 1996 April 24
Joe Schlobotnik / squishy@physics.ucsb.edu