Santa Barbara News Press

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

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Warriors land victory with ease

The sixth-ranked Westmont women’s volleyball team made quick work of The Master’s in Golden State Athletic Conference play on Friday — literally. The Warriors improved to 8-0 in GSAC play and 22-1 overall with a 25-17, 25-22, 25-16 victory over the Mustangs at Murchison Gym in a mere 80 minutes. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Gauchos land overtime road win

The UCSB men’s soccer team struggled in the early part of its schedule, but had found its rhythm going into Big West Conference play. …


 Jeremiah Anderson’s unassisted goal in the fourth minute of overtime pushed the Warriors (5-2-3, 4-1) to a Golden State Athletic Conference victory over the Royals (8-2-2, 4-1) at Thorrington Field. more

ART REVIEW: Central, American ‘Guatemala from 33,000 km’ is an important piece of the ambitious, epic puzzle of the ‘Pacific Standard Time’ SoCal art project

The major, multi-venue exhibition known as “Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960-Present” takes its name from the title of a 1960 painting by the late, respected Guatemalan artist Efrain Recinos (1928-2011), and blends comic visions with geographic identity issues, peering down from space on the stretch of Earth where Guatemala sits. … Recinos’ canvas is prominently displayed in the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, the epicenter of an exhibition that also includes the Westmont Museum of Art and the Community Art Workshop on Garden Street. more

COLLEGE SOCCER: Westmont wins showdown

The Westmont women’s soccer team broke open a tight game with two precise scores in the middle of the second half to take a 3-1 win over visiting Hope International University on Wednesday…. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Vaqueros’ streak halted at Desert

Twice in the final seconds of Saturday night’s non-conference football game at College of the Desert, visiting SBCC had a chance to get into the end zone for the go-ahead touchdown…. Samantha Neely had 11 kills on a .478 hitting percentage for the Warriors in a 25-23, 25-13, 25-19 Golden State Athletic Conference road victory. Cassidy Rea added 10 kills on a .429 percentage for Westmont (21-1, 7-0), while Lauren Friis had a team-high 15 digs on defense. more

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