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ICYMI: August 22-28, 2016


ICYMI: Here are the top five things that happened in the Big West last week….In Case You Missed It!

1. UC Irvine Women’s Volleyball Upsets No. 7 USC
In UC Irvine’s final match of the USC Baden Invitational, the Anteaters upset host and seventh-ranked USC by a score of 3-0.  The win is over the highest ranked opponent since the Anteaters topped No. 6 California, 3-2 to open the 2009 season.  It was also the first time in 11 attempts the Anteaters were successful against the Women of Troy.  Full Story


BIG win for UC Irvine Women's Volleyball!

Posted by UC Irvine Athletics on Sunday, August 28, 2016

2. UCSB’s Overtime Win Against No. 18 Ohio State Makes For Perfect Weekend
Junior midfielder Kevin Feucht scored a goal just three minutes into overtime to land No. 13 UC Santa Barbara a 1-0 win over No. 18 Ohio State in a battle of top-25 teams at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The victory lifted the Gauchos record to 2-0 for the season-opening weekend of men’s soccer.  Full Story

3. Beach Women’s Soccer Takes Down No. 11 USC, 1-0
On Friday, Aug. 26, the Long Beach State women’s soccer team remained unbeaten with a 1-0 win over No. 11 USC in front of 1,656 fans, which was the second-largest home crowd in program history at George Allen Field.  Full Story

4. Big West’s Olympic Success
David Lee (Long Beach State) and David Smith (UC Irvine) were members of the USA men’s volleyball team that captured the bronze medal.  Dan Klatt, head coach of the UC Irvine women’s water polo team, was a member of the coaching staff that guided the USA women’s water polo team to back-to-back gold medals.   Volleyball Full Story, Water Polo Full Story

5.  CSUN’s Kamara Carries Sierra Leone’s Flag In Closing Ceremonies
Hafsatu Kamara, a former CSUN track star represented Sierra Leone in the 2106 Summer Olympics in the 100m.  Kamara, the only woman to represent Sierra Leone in Rio, received the honor of carrying the country’s flag during the closing ceremonies.