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By Barry Faulkner, barry.faulkner@latimes.com | January 13, 2011
IRVINE — The only four-letter acronym in the Big West Conference is UC Santa Barbara. But for an emerging UC Irvine women's basketball program, it might as well be UC Stumbling Block. The visiting Gauchos, who came in with a 216-27 conference record since the 1995-96 season, and had won 17 of their previous 18 contests against UCI, extended that dominance with a 69-58 victory Thursday night at the Bren Events Center. The win knocked the Anteaters (11-5, 3-1 in conference)
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By Barry Faulkner | January 3, 2013
SANTA BARBARA - UC Santa Barbara men's basketball coach Bob Williams said there were some basic adjustments in the second half that simplified the Gauchos' offense in their 74-71 Big West Conference home win against UC Irvine on Thursday. But, Williams admitted, there wasn't much complexity to his squad's offensive attack to start with. "We're basically threes around Al," said Williams, referring to three-point shooters positioned around 6-foot-7, 240-pound sophomore post Alan Williams inside.
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April 4, 2006
COSTA MESA ? Orange Coast College sophomore Alexandra Wilson and freshman Britney McAleer drove in runs to put the Pirates on top, 2-0, after a half-inning, but the Gauchos answered with six in their first at-bat on the way to an Orange Empire Conference softball victory Monday. Wilson, a third baseman, went 2 for 2 with a double and sophomore second baseman Nicole Groom went 2 for 3 for the Pirates (12-20, 1-10 in conference). Freshman shortstop Brooke Bayer also had a hit for OCC. McAleer is a product of Costa Mesa High.
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March 15, 2003
Steve Virgen After UC Santa Barbara displayed its dominance, and after the Gauchos showed why they're the 17th-ranked women's basketball team in the nation, UC Irvine looked to next year. That's really all there was left to do. UCSB, the No. 1 seed in the tournament, won its 20th straight Big West Conference tournament game, an 83-50 victory over the Anteaters Saturday at the Anaheim Convention Center. "I'm very proud of this basketball team," UCI Coach Mark Adams said in reference to his team's turnaround season.
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September 18, 1999
Tony Altobelli COSTA MESA - On paper, it looked like Mt. San Antonio College football team had its way with Saddleback's group last week. That's why the game is played on the field and not on paper. On the field, where it counts, Saddleback came from behind to knock off the nationally-ranked Mounties on the road, 26-23. For Coach Mark McElroy, he became the first Gaucho head coach to win his Saddleback coaching debut. Five Mt. SAC turnovers, a four-minute offensive explosion and a stingy fourth-quarter defense preserved the win for Saddleback, which will duel Orange Coast College tonight at 7 at OCC. Before that four-minute span in the third quarter, Mt. SAC was leading, 15-7, and in control of the game.
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March 31, 2003
The No. 15-ranked UC Irvine women's water polo team held a 3-0 lead early in the second period, but No. 11 Santa Barbara rallied for a dramatic 6-5 win in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation action Sunday at UCSB. Erin Lezak, a product of Irvine High, scored the game-winning goal for the Gauchos (14-9, 2-4 in the MPSF) with 18 seconds remaining to drop the Anteaters to 14-15, 1-6. Adelaide Perram scored for UCI to make it 3-0, but the hosts scored twice to cut the deficit to one by halftime.
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October 29, 2003
Saddleback College's Michelle Manzo scored two goals, including the game-winner, to propel the visiting Gauchos to a 3-2 victory over Orange Coast in an Orange Empire Conference women's soccer contest Tuesday. The Gauchos (12-3-2, 8-2-2 in the OEC) scored the game's final three goals after Coast (5-7-2, 4-6-2) jumped to a 2-0 lead in the game's first 14 minutes. Coast freshman Jenny Chavis got behind the Gaucho defense thanks to an Emily Prather feed and slotted the ball into an empty net to begin the scoring in the seventh minute.
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By Barry Faulkner | December 17, 2007
COSTA MESA — Perhaps more important than the championship plaque that came with the 73-49 victory in the title game of the Coast Christmas Classic Sunday, the host Orange Coast College women’s basketball team captured Orange Empire Conference rival Saddleback’s will to compete. The turning point, just more than 13 minutes in, was sudden, shocking and undeniable. And it pretty much ruined what, to that point, was shaping up to the kind of game that OCC Coach Mike Thornton expected.
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By Barry Faulkner | October 3, 2007
Less than a week into the start of a new school year, UC Irvine men’s soccer players are already inundated with homework. And Anteaters Coach George Kuntz has never been more pleased to see his team surrounded by stacks of books. It’s Kuntz’s belief that the more his players are consumed with their routine, the less they will over-think the lesson plan that will unfold tonight in UCI’s Big West Conference opener at defending NCAA champion UC Santa Barbara at 8 at Harder Stadium.
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By Barry Faulkner | January 7, 2007
IRVINE — The UC Santa Barbara men's basketball team played as if it had a two-day score to settle. Meanwhile, UC Irvine played as if it would settle for primarily letting one man score. The result Saturday night was a 64-59 Big West Conference win for the Gauchos, before 2,128 at the Bren Events Center. UCI (7-9, 1-1 in conference) lost for the first time in six home games this season, primarily because no one stepped up to provide a scoring complement to 6-foot-7 junior center Darren Fells.
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By Barry Faulkner | May 2, 2014
As the son of former UC Santa Barbara baseball coach Bob Brontsema, UC Irvine freshman John Brontsema lugged bats back to the Gauchos' dugout for most of his childhood. Friday night, however, it was his ability to swing one that helped the Anteaters defeat the Gauchos. The younger Brontsema, who chipped in a stellar defensive play at second base, went two for four with an run-producing triple in UCI's 6-2 win to open a three-game Big West Conference series at Anteater Ballpark. The win was the fifth straight for the 'Eaters (30-14, 12-1 in conference)
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By Barry Faulkner | April 5, 2014
It has been said that hitting is about timing and pitching is about upsetting timing. Saddleback College pitcher Eric Pierce knows a little about both. Timing led him from Orange Coast, where he redshirted last season, to Saddleback, where an injury early in the season opened a spot for him in the starting rotation. Ever since, the freshman has been using a lethargic left-handed changeup to confound opposing hitters, who regularly lunge and flail at his off-speed offerings like a blind-folded party guest feeling for the pinata.
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By Barry Faulkner | January 30, 2014
SANTA BARBARA — The Big West Conference men's basketball standings are officially a logjam, after UC Irvine was significantly jammed up by host UC Santa Barbara on Thursday night. UCSB drubbed the Anteaters, 80-60, to join UCI and the winner of the late Long Beach State-Hawaii clash in a three-way tie for first place. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, which plays host to UCI on Saturday, could have vaulted into sole possession of first, but it lost at home to UC Davis on Thursday. The way UCI (13-9, 4-2 in conference)
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By Barry Faulkner | October 26, 2013
It was fitting that with the clock expired in the Southern Conference football game between Orange Coast College and visiting Saddleback the ball was in the air. The final pass was intercepted by OCC linebacker Paco Potter to seal the Pirates' 55-48 upset of the Gauchos, who came in ranked No. 11 in Southern California and No. 21 in the state. The Saddleback offense also came in ranked No. 1 in passing in the 37-team Southern California Football Assn., but had difficulty keeping up with an OCC offense led by sophomore Jon Newsom.
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By Steve Virgen | April 19, 2013
There's a young vibe on the Newport Harbor High sailing team. But that doesn't necessarily mean that Newport Harbor is in rebuilding mode. There's a high standard for the program. After all, they are the Sailors. "We have to be good," Newport Harbor Coach Payson Infelise said of having the nickname the Sailors. "Because otherwise, who are we?" These Sailors possess one of the top high school sailing programs in the nation. They have finished within the top six in the nation the past four years, Infelise said.
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By Barry Faulkner | February 2, 2013
IRVINE - Saturday was the annual promotion that brings hundreds of elementary school kids to the Bren Events Center for a statistics-based math competition. But at the bottom line against visiting UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine men's basketball coach Russell Turner said it was the man he counts upon most who was able to make the difference. UCI senior Mike Wilder, who had missed his previous 10 three-point attempts, dating back to the first half of the Jan. 26 loss at Long Beach State, netted a three-pointer with 8.7 seconds left to propel the Anteaters to a 62-60 Big West Conference triumph in front of 3,430 emotionally drained spectators.
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By Barry Faulkner | January 3, 2013
SANTA BARBARA - UC Santa Barbara men's basketball coach Bob Williams said there were some basic adjustments in the second half that simplified the Gauchos' offense in their 74-71 Big West Conference home win against UC Irvine on Thursday. But, Williams admitted, there wasn't much complexity to his squad's offensive attack to start with. "We're basically threes around Al," said Williams, referring to three-point shooters positioned around 6-foot-7, 240-pound sophomore post Alan Williams inside.
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October 20, 2012
MISSION VIEJO - The Orange Coast College football team suffered its fourth straight loss after falling to Saddleback, 52-24, in a Southern Division game Saturday night. The Gauchos (3-4, 2-1 in division) raced to a 24-0 lead and led 31-13 at halftime. The Pirates (3-5, 1-3), ranked No. 14 in Southern California, have allowed 198 points in their four losses. OCC running back Robert Penny, who had been averaging 103.7 yards per game, was held to 41 yards on 18 carries. Saddleback had its running game going with Anthony Cade and James Marshall, who combined for 288 yards and three touchdowns.
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By Barry Faulkner | September 22, 2012
IRVINE - Beating UC Santa Barbara for the first time in Coach Paula Weishoff's four-year tenure was no small feat for the UC Irvine women's volleyball team. The Anteaters shrugged off their propensity to shrink in the Big West Conference caldron Friday by seizing their chance to, in the words of UCI coaches, "Be big!. " The result was a 25-14, 19-25, 25-23, 28-26 conference-opening triumph that could shape the remainder of the Anteaters' season. "In the past, if we had a tough preseason, this match was the defining moment of our season," Weishoff said of the conference opener, which her squad had lost its first three seasons, including five-set road setbacks against Pacific and UCSB, as well as a five-set home loss to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
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May 4, 2012
IRVINE — UC Irvine sophomore Andrew Thurman continued his Big West Conference mound mastery Friday, throwing a four-hit shutout in the Anteaters 2-0 Big West Conference victory over visiting UC Santa Barbara. The win allows UCI to pull into a three-way tie for third in the Big West Thurman has now won four straight starts and pitched three straight complete games, beginning with a no-hitter at Long Beach State on April 20. In those four starts, Thurman has allowed just two earned runs and 10 hits in 35 innings.
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