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March 7, 2012
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL UC Irvine def. UC Santa Barbara SANTA BARBARA - Junior Kevin Tillie had 11 kills to lead the No. 2-ranked Anteaters to a 25-12, 25-15, 25-23 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation win Wednesday. Sophomore middle blocker Scott Kevorken had 10 kills for UCI (15-3, 11-3 in the MPSF). Sophomore outside hitter Jeremy Dejno added eight kills and two aces, while senior opposite Carson Clark totaled seven kills and three aces. Senior middle blocker Dan McDonnell recorded six kills, while setter Chris Austin had 39 assists.
March 9, 2012
Corona del Mar High senior middle blocker Britton Taylor has committed to play for the UC Santa Barbara women's volleyball program, said Charlie Brande, Taylor's coach with the Orange County Volleyball Club. Taylor led the Sea Kings to the CIF Southern Section Division 1A championship match and their sixth straight Pacific Coast League title. The Sea Kings finished 32-5, 10-0 in league. Taylor earned a share of the Pacific Coast League MVP and All-CIF Southern Section Division 1A, first-team All-Orange County and Daily Pilot Newport-Mesa Dream Team honors.
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.
By Barry Faulkner | March 6, 2012
IRVINE - Its best regular-season finish in at least a decade was quickly rendered a footnote Tuesday, as the UC Irvine women's basketball team wasted an exhilarating start and its first home postseason game ever in the quarterfinals of the Big West Conference Tournament. UC Santa Barbara (15-15), the No. 6 seed, overcame a disastrous opening to earn a 61-51 victory that ended the season for the No. 3-seeded Anteaters (13-17). UCI held the Gauchos without a point for the first 6:28 and led, 8-0, despite having its first-team all-conference senior guard, Kassandra McCalister, come off the bench due to a broken bone in her foot.
By Barry Faulkner, | October 30, 2010
IRVINE — A second Big West Conference regular-season title in three seasons will have to wait. And, perhaps even more disappointing for the UC Irvine men's soccer team, so too will the acquisition of bragging rights against rival UC Santa Barbara. The two perennial Big West powers, who also occupy a high profile nationally, failed to settle any score with a scoreless tie Saturday night at UCI. A victory would have clinched the Big West regular-season crown for the No. 7-ranked Anteaters (13-1-3, 6-0-2 in conference)
May 5, 2011
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — UC Santa Barbara middle blocker Dylan Davis, a Corona del Mar High product, has led the Gauchos men's volleyball team to the brink of history. Davis had a career-high 15 kills and set a tournament hitting record Thursday night as the No. 4-seeded Gauchos stunned top-seeded USC, 29-27, 24-26, 25-15, 25-18, in an NCAA Tournament semifinal at Penn State. UC Santa Barbara will play Ohio State on Saturday in the NCAA championship match. The Gauchos (18-14)
October 13, 2002
ANTEATER AQUATICS COMPLEX -- Jeff Powers and Dreason Barry combined for nine goals to lead the fourth-ranked UC Irvine men's water polo team past No. 14 UC Santa Barbara, 11-7, in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation action Saturday on the Anteaters' campus. Powers scored five goals and Barry four as UCI improved to 9-4 overall in winning its MPSF opener. Barry scored three times in the first half and Powers twice as the Anteaters led 6-2 at intermission. Powers added three second-half goals for UCI, which led 10-3 after three quarters.
May 23, 2008
UC Irvine baseball coach Mike Gillespie is one win away from the 800th for his career, but, if you listen to him, one lost series away from potentially missing the postseason. Gillespie’s Anteaters begin the regular-season-ending Big West Conference series against UC Santa Barbara tonight at 6 at Anteater Ballpark. The No. 14-ranked ’Eaters (35-15, 12-9 in conference) enter the series tied for fourth place with UC Riverside, one game behind UCSB (34-19, 13-8), two behind Long Beach State (14-7 in conference)
April 5, 2003
UCSB extended its winning streak to five games, opening Big West Conference baseball with a 7-4 victory over UC Irvine's Anteaters Friday. The hosts battered UCI pitching for 13 hits, including six for extra bases, highlighted by Matt Wilkerson's solo home run and run-scoring triple. The Gauchos scored five runs in the first three innings, led by RBI doubles from Matt Stevens and Nic Rodriguez, and Wilkerson's three-bagger. UCI's John Horwitz was hit by a pitch to lead off the first inning and later scored on an RBI single by Mark Wagner to give the Anteaters a 1-0 lead.
May 3, 2014
BASEBALL UC Irvine 3, UC Santa Barbara 2 Junior third baseman Taylor Sparks' two-out single in the bottom of the eighth drove in the winning run for the host Anteaters, who extended their Big West Conference winning streak to 11 on Saturday. UCI (31-14, 13-1 in conference), ranked No. 20 by Collegiate Baseball, has now won six straight games. The Anteaters, who began the day 1.5 games ahead of second-place Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, clinched the series victory against the Gauchos (26-13)
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)
By Barry Faulkner | February 27, 2014
The dream is nearing reality for the UC Irvine men's basketball team, just the way the Anteaters have learned to envision their season - one game at a time. As games go, none yet this season was bigger than Thursday's Big West Conference affair, pitting UCI against conference co-leader UC Santa Barbara. The Anteaters (19-10, 10-2 in conference), competing for their first conference regular-season crown since the 2001-02 season, moved a step closer with a 71-60 victory in front of 2,680 at Bren Events Center.
February 26, 2014
UC Irvine Pregame Vs. UC Santa Barbara Thursday, 7 p.m. at Bren Events Center UC Irvine attempts to move closer to the men's basketball program's first Big West Conference title since the 2001-02 season when it faces co-conference leader UC Santa Barbara on Thursday at 7 p.m. The Anteaters (18-10, 9-3 in conference) lost sole possession of first after an 81-75 loss at Cal State Northridge on Saturday. The Anteaters, who have won 11 of their last 14, are ranked No. 22 in the mid-major top-15 poll.
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)
By Matt Szabo | August 4, 2013
IRVINE - Carly Christian is used to being called the underdog. She heard it often during her last two years at Newport Harbor High. That didn't stop her from helping lead the Sailors to the 2012 CIF Southern Section Division 1 title, and a repeat finals appearance last February. Christian, bound for UC Santa Barbara, played for Santa Barbara Water Polo Club 18-and-under team at this year's USA Water Polo Junior Olympics. Santa Barbara was the defending division champion, yet many considered SOCAL Black the tournament favorite.
June 28, 2013
John Kerr and Amy Mattila are happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. John is the son of David and Mary Ann Kerr of Newport Beach. John graduated from Roger Williams University in 2007. Amy is the daughter of Darrel and Laura Mattila of Redding, California. She graduated from UCSB in 2007. A summer wedding is planned for 2014. The couple will continue to reside in San Francisco.
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