Ahinga Selemani races his opponent to the ball. Dustin Harris/Daily Nexus

DePuy Powers UCSB to Perfect Big West Start

UCSB was winless in its first four conference games in 2014. That wasn’t the case this time around, as the Gauchos went 2-0 away from home to start its Big West run.

Second Half Surge Powers UCSB in Big West Opener

Amanda Ball scores in her return to the field to help spark the Gauchos to victory.

Hannah Dearborn moves the ball toward the goal. Christina DeMarzo/Daily Nexus
A UCSB Alumni player hammers home a shot far too quickly for the Gauchos' goalie, Kyle Garwick, to react. Jose Ochoa/Daily Nexus

Back-to-Back Scoreless Fourth Quarters Doom Gauchos to Open MPSF Play

Opening up MPSF play against a pair of formidable opponents, the UCSB men’s water polo team fell just short with a pair of losses.

Women’s Volleyball Suffers Third Straight Conference Loss

A 3-1 loss to CSUN puts the Gauchos in a difficult position through three games in the Big West.

Shauna Klein receives the ball from her opponent. Stephen Manga/Daily Nexus

Men’s Swimming Falls to USC in Season Opener

The Gauchos took on a tough opponent to open the season in USC.

Fantasy Sports Island: NFL Week 4

Our fantasy football aficionado, Mr. Moebus-Bowles informs us about the latest emerging players that we should all have on our radars heading into Week 4 of the NFL season.

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NFC Championship Bound: Packers & Cardinals

Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback… ever Yeah, I said it. Bring it on. Read me the NFL record book, aka Peyton Manning’s biography. Make it about jewelry, how the 31-year-old QB has just one ring and miles to go if he’s going to catch Tom Brady or Joe Montana. Say he isn’t even the […]

Women’s Soccer Opens Big West

Following a controlled 1-0 victory against Pacific, the UCSB women’s soccer team tops off their first Big West match of the year with a one-game road trip to 3-6-1 University of Hawaii. While expectations are high for the Gauchos finishing nonconference play with a solid record of 7-3-1 Head Coach Paul Stumpf describes this beginning […]

Sydney Magnin kicks the ball to her teammate. Christina DeMarzo/Daily Nexus
Patrick Eggert prepares to pass the ball. Eric Swenson/Daily Nexus

Streaks at Stake in MPSF Opener

  The No. 6 ranked UCSB men’s water polo will begin its conference play this weekend at home against No. 4 ranked University of California-Berkeley, as well as No. 5 ranked Pacific University. The Gauchos have built up some confidence heading into league play as they are currently riding a five game win streak, including […]

Gauchos & Trojans Set to Clash in Season Opener

For the second consecutive season, the UCSB men’s swim team will kickoff its 2015 schedule versus the USC Trojans. The Gauchos hope to avenge last year’s 152-107 loss in their home opening meet.

Big West Opening Weekend: Time For Business

Despite clinching No. 1 seeds and first-round byes in the Big West Tournament the past two seasons, the UCSB men’s soccer team was knocked out in its postseason opener at home on both occasions. For a team hungry to win its first Big West Championship in five years, the wait is finally over. Santa Barbara […]

Gauchos Remain Motivated Heading into Conference Home Opener

After a difficult conference opening match against No. 10 Hawai’i, UCSB women’s volleyball knows the pressure is slowing rising and wins versus Cal State Northridge and No. 24 Long Beach State this weekend could be pivotal. The Gauchos’ seven-game losing slump persist, but returning to the Thunderdome may be the perfect remedy to the team’s winless streak.

Shauna Klein drops low to position herself for the dropping float serve. 
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Men’s Soccer Splits Pair of Home Games to End Non-Conference Play

Two days after a frustrating 2-0 loss to No. 9 Akron, the Gauchos enjoy their second four-goal outing in a week with a 4-0 win over USD.

Women’s Soccer Gradually Heating Up, Prepare for Conference Opener at Hawai’i

Santa Barbara managed to prevail for the 1-0 victory over Pacific. The Gauchos’ stout defense allowed just one shot attempt by the Tigers. Preparing for its Big West opener at Hawai’i this Thursday (10/1), UCSB women’s soccer hopes to extend its momentous play in search of its third consecutive victory against the Rainbow Wahine.

UCSB leads the Big West in corner kick attempts (90), helping result in the Gauchos' third place standing in goal made (17).
Senior oustide hitter Ali Barbeau attempting to make a block at the net.
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Gauchos’ Inconsistencies Too Costly in Conference Opener

UCSB women’s volleyball opened its conference schedule with a road contest against No. 11 Hawai’i. The Rainbow Wahines’ sensational offense clicked on all cyinders as they recorded a .380 hitting clip for the evening. The Gauchos continue to search for their first victory since starting the season 4-1.