Santa Barbara News Press

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Warriors’ OT win nets big perk

The Golden State Athletic Conference men’s soccer match between visiting Westmont and host Menlo College was a contentious affair, especially in overtime, when the Oaks lost two players to red cards. Playing with a two-man advantage, the Warriors took advantage of the situation, and Jeremiah Anderson’s penalty-kick goal gave Westmont a 2-1 victory, helping it land a first-round bye in next month’s GSAC Tournament. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Gauchos’ early strike a winner

Freshman Christine Maurer scored her sixth goal of the season in the eighth minute, and the UCSB defense made that stand in a 1-0 Big West women’s soccer road victory over UC Davis on Thursday. … Senior goalkeeper Amber Rojas recorded her ninth career shutout as Westmont (12-2-1 overall, 6-1-1 in GSAC) defeated Jessup in a road match in Rocklin. more

Honoring those who give opportunity

For the final edition of the Mayor’s Awards breakfast under her official watch, outgoing Mayor Helene Schneider presided over a moving ceremony early Tuesday at the Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center. The final such ceremony of her long tenure was devoted to “honoring business for facilitating employment for those with disabilities.” … Mr. Benedict has admirably channeled his willpower and energies into becoming a public speaker, at Westmont College and elsewhere, working at the MOXI and working as a sound producer and DJ, going by the handle DJ of Ability. more

SBART: Vargas’ big night brings memorable moments

Round Table Athlete of the Week Leo Vargas gave Carpinteria High’s football season a big boost with a school-record-setting, 315-yard rushing performance on Friday, but coach Rick Candaele thought he was taking that big lift into overtime. … Round Table Athlete of the Week Leo Vargas gave Carpinteria High’s football season a big boost with a school-record-setting, 315-yard rushing performance on Friday, but coach Rick Candaele thought he was taking that big lift into overtime. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: UCSB women win at Highlander

The UCSB cross country program was originally scheduled to compete on Saturday at the Bronco Invitational at Santa Clara, but the poor air quality in northern California led the squad to change their plans, heading to UC Riverside’s Highlander Invitational. … Maddi Berthoud took care of the scoring for the eighth-ranked Warriors, scoring four goals in the victory over the Mustangs at Thorrington Field. After The Master’s opened the scoring in the seventh minute, Berthoud got Westmont (11-2-1, 5-2-1) on the board in the 11th minute, and again on the 21st minute to give the Warriors a 2-1 halftime lead. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Westmont splits in tourney opener

As things turned out, the first day of the Columbia Fall Volleyball Classic was no cakewalk for the sixth-ranked Westmont women’s volleyball team. The Warriors opened their tournament with a tight five-set victory over 10th-ranked Missouri Baptist, then went through another nip-and-tuck match in a 3-0 loss to the hosts, 13th-ranked Columbia. more

ART REVIEW: Colliding Histories, Faiths and Fates

Bit of historical reality-checking is wise when visiting the current show at The Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UCSB, “Sacred Art in the Age of Contact: Chumash and Latin American Traditions in Santa Barbara,” a fascinating and also chilling, tragedy-lined exhibition in collaboration with the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. … Here in Santa Barbara, the PST umbrella covers several major local art spaces, including the Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (including an adjunct show at the community Arts Workshop), the Westmont Museum of Art and the spaces reviewed here. more

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Westmont’s Lopez repeats herself

For the second time this season, Westmont College’s Jackie Lopez has been named the Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week. Lopez, a Santa Barbara High graduate, received the honor for scoring three goals during the week – two against Arizona Christian and another against San Diego Christian. more

SBART: DP’s Elbert calls own number to perfection

Round Table Athlete of the Week Michael Elbert excelled on defense, offense — and even on the sidelines by making the call of the game in Dos Pueblos High’s Channel League football opener against Ventura. … Westmont has won 21 matches in a row and yet still fell in the NAIA national poll. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Warriors fall just short to Lions

The top spot in the Golden State Athletic Conference men’s soccer standings was up for grabs in Saturday’s match between visiting Vanguard and Westmont. The sixth-ranked Lions got a Sebastian Cortez goal in the 16th minute for the game’s lone goal in a 1-0 victory over the Warriors at Thorrington Field. more