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ICYMI: January 7-13, 2019


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

1. 12th-Ranked CSUN Downs No. 2 UCLA 3-0 in Home Opener

The CSUN Matadors kicked off the 2019 home season in impressive fashion, knocking off second-ranked UCLA in straight sets in a non-conference match Wednesday at The Matadome.  With the 25-22, 25-16, 25-23 sweep, the Matadors improve to 3-1 on the season while handing the Bruins (2-1) their first loss in three matches. Full Story

2. ‘Eaters Complete Fourth-Quarter Comeback In 65-61 Win Over CSUN

The UC Irvine women’s basketball team continued to show its toughness and resiliency as it mounted a late fourth-quarter comeback, outscoring CSUN, 16-3, over the final five minutes for a 65-61 victory Saturday afternoon at the Bren Events Center. The Anteaters have trailed by double digits in each of their last four wins and erased a 14-point deficit for the second-straight game. They improve to 12-2 overall and 2-0 in Big West action. Full Story

3. Overtime Victories Lead Teams To 2-0 Conference Starts

UC Irvine and CSUN men’s basketball teams both needed extra time to post victories in the opening weekend of conference play to own a 2-0 record. UC Santa Barbara, who is a perfect 9-0 at home this season, also sports an unblemished 2-0 Big West mark. 

4. Hawai’i Women’s Tennis Opens Season With Conference Win

The University of Hawai’i women’s tennis team (2-0, 1-0 Big West), defending Big West Champion, edged out CSUN, 4-3 in their Big West opener. Senior Maayan Sela clinched the match, outlasting her opponent in a grueling three set victory on Sunday afternoon.  A day after upsetting Baylor, the Rainbow Wahine were able to hold off CSUN to improve to 2-0 early in the season. Full Story

5. New York Selects Boateng In LMS SuperDraft

UC Davis senior defender and Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Year Roy Boateng was selected by the New York Red Bulls in the first round of Major League Soccer SuperDraft 2019 Friday afternoon. The managerial economics major from Rohnert Park, California, becomes the third Aggie alumnus drafted into the MLS, joining Ryan Shaw (2005) and Quincy Amarikwa (2009). Full Story