One year ago, the UCSB men’s soccer team was upset by Westmont College 2-1 in their annual exhibition game– a shocking result that gave the Warriors their first win over the Gauchos since 2000, in addition to foreshadowing a down year for Santa Barbara.
On Saturday, Coach Tim Vom Steeg and the Gauchos returned the favor in style, dominating Westmont in all facets of the game en route to a 7-0 blowout victory. more
Since the 2014 season, the UCSB women’s soccer team has begun its season the same way: an exhibition match against Westmont College. Much like the past few years, the Gauchos defeated the Warriors but Saturday’s victory might have been the most dominant of them all.
UCSB took down Westmont by a final tally of 5-1 thanks to a strong first-half performance that saw the Gauchos score four goals to the Warriors one. more
Access to the northbound portion of the U.S. Route 101 will remain closed from Oxnard to Santa Barbara until further notice, the California Department of Transportation District 5 announced early Monday afternoon. … Westmont College canceled classes from Jan. 6 through Jan. 12. The campus reopened Monday, Jan. 15, and classes will resume tomorrow. more
The Central Coast Immigrant Rights Coalition and UC Santa Barbara Lobby Corps have been lobbying the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office to remove Immigration and Customs Enforcement from county jails… In addition to the UCSB Lobby Corps, Santa Barbara City College, Allan Hancock College and Westmont College have been assisting CCIRC. more
Four years after graduating from UCSB, former Gaucho track star Barbara Nwaba will be competing at her first Olympics in Brazil after winning the heptathlon at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon last month. … Shortly after her graduation, she joined the Santa Barbara Track Club, which was founded by Priester, a former assistant coach for Gaucho track and field. Priester, who specializes in coaching the multi-events (heptathlon and decathlon), now runs one of the premier running clubs in the country, training just down the coast at the Westmont College track. more
The Gauchos next action will be this Friday and Saturday at the Sam Adams Multi-Events at Westmont College and the Bruin Legends Invite at UCLA. more
UCSB’s track and field teams will remain in local territory this Saturday as they will compete at Westmont College before heading on the road next weekend to participate in the Aztec Invitational at San Diego State University.
The Gaucho women are coming off of a winning day last Saturday at UC Riverside in a double-dual meet against the Highlanders and rival Cal Poly, while the men just barely fell short against both UCR and the Mustangs. more
The Gauchos track and field team started off the season strong with a rout Saturday at Westmont College in its double dual meet against the Pepperdine Waves and the home Warriors. more
UCSB Reads will bring Piper Kerman, author of the novel that inspired the Netflix Series “Orange is the New Black”, to campus during Spring quarter this year. … Metzger said the library’s search committee — composed of professors from the university, Santa Barbara City College and Westmont College — held meetings throughout the summer before finally deciding to host Kerman. Metzger also said the program needs more students to serve on the committee responsible for choosing an author. more
Schmetz was named College Sports Madness Defender of the Year for … in 2011 during his first year at UCSB after transferring from Westmont. more