ICYMI: Here are the top five things that happened in the Big West last week….In Case You Missed It!
1. Gauchos Off To Strong Start In 2016
In the first few weeks of the 2016 fall season, UC Santa Barbara is dominating its competition as it sits atop the standings in men’s soccer, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball. Both soccer teams are undefeated, with the men’s program
4-0 for the first time since 2011 and the women’s team
owns a 5-0 mark for the first time since 1993. The volleyball program
holds a 5-2 record, which includes a sweep over No. 25 Colorado State.
2. UH’s Taylor Notches 1,000th Kill In Season Debut
Senior opposite Nikki Taylor made her 2016 debut with a bang, notching her 1,000th kill and finishing the match with a double-double of 21 kills and 11 digs in Hawai’i’s sweep over Missouri State at the Stan Sheriff Center. Taylor is the first Hawai’i player since Emily Hartong accomplished the feat in 2013. Full Story
3. Cal Poly, UC Davis Cross Country Teams Sweep Season Openers
The Cal Poly men’s and women’s cross country teams swept the Lagoon Meet, while the UC Davis cross country teams claimed both titles at their home event, the Aggies Open. Cal Poly-Full Story
, UC Davis-Full Story
4. UC Irvine’s Mike Edles Announces Retirement
Mike Edles, who consistently guided the UC Irvine women’s tennis program into Big West Conference title contention, has announced his retirement after 20 years as the Anteaters’ head coach. Edles led UCI to three NCAA Tournament berths, 12 Big West Tournament finals and 15 winning seasons during his tenure. Full Story
5. Former Aggie Gamboa Makes Major League Debut
UC Davis’ Eddie Gamboa got his call to the big leagues from Durham Bulls Baseball Club Jared Sandberg and Kyle Snyder after 9 years in the minors. The former Aggie pitcher made his MLB debut on Sept. 2, entering in relief for the Tampa Bay Rays and recording his first big league strikeout against the Toronto Blue Jays as part of an 8-3 victory at Tropicana Field. Full Story