UCSB Club Sports Roundup, 1996 May 1

UC Santa Barbara's sport clubs have been busy in the postseason of late. The women's lacrosse first side defeated UCLA last weekend in the playoffs by a convincing 19-7 score. The following day they fell 10-8 to UC San Diego in a hard-fought contest. The elimination brings the UCSB lacrosse season to an end.

The women of the UCSB sailing team performed well on unfamiliar territory, finishing fourth in the Women's Pacific Coast Championships at USC. They rejoin their male teammates this weekend for the co-ed Pacific Coasts in Stanford, looking to finish in the top two and qualify for the nationals.

The men's and women's teams were also seperated in rowing, with the ladies placing their expected fourth in the Miller Cup Saturday, while the gents prevailed in the Newport Regatta Sunday. UCSB's first boat took top honors, defeating Davis in the final, while their second shell, the only second to make the finals, came in fourth.

On the lighter side, the UC Santa Barbara women's golf team played a friendly match along with the Sandpiper Women's Club, with both clubs combining to form mixed A and B teams. Team A, featuring Cathy Core, Julie Sanborn and Wendy Stewart, prevailed.

The Gaucho cyclists were the top team in Riverside last weekend, winning the road race and finishing second in the time trial. They head to Chico for the West Coast Collegiate Cycling Championships, looking to qualify for June's national competition.

Already in the nationals is the UCSB triathlon team, who compete in this weekend's Wildflower Triathlon, while the Surfing team takes on arch-rival UCSD in the Collegiate State Championships in San Diego; the top three schools will advance to the nationals.

More regionals for the Ultimate Frisbee teams in Santa Cruz. The Black Tide have the distinction of having qualified both the A and B teams to the regionals, and if they can place both in the top two, they'll be able to send the entire squad the the nationals. On the women's side, the Burning Skirts have their sights set on Stanford in a possible final-match showdown.

Finally, Gaucho rugby fans will have one more chance to see their team in action, in the closest sport club activity of the weekend, as they hold an intra-squad match 6pm tonight at Cate School in Carpinteria to honor a Cate school teacher and former professional rugby player Frank Fife.

And that's the club sports roundup for the week ending May 1, 1996

Last Modified: 1996 May 1
Joe Schlobotnik / squishy@physics.ucsb.edu