Santa Barbara Invite 2022

Santa Barbara Invite 2022

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Santa Barbara Invite 2022
  • UCSD vs. USC | Women's Round Robin

    The memory of #5 UC San Diego DCo's championship run at 2019 College Nationals is still warm, and the team rebuilding around a new core again has title aspirations. Ava Hanna is a budding star and was key to DCo's 4-1 SBI heading into their final round matchup with USC. The Hellions had it tough...

  • UCSD vs. UCLA | Women's Round Robin

    After a tight loss to #4 UCSB in the prior round, #5 UC San Diego DCo seeks to bounce back against another ranked squad, #16 UC Los Angeles BLU. UCLA has a promising core that carries a chip on their shoulder after having fallen in the game-to-go to the 2021 national championships.

  • UCSB vs. UCSD | Women's Round Robin

    The top two seeds at the tournament, #4 UC Santa Barbara Burnings Skirts and #5 UC San Diego DCo were both undefeated heading into this anticipated matchup. Handler Ava Hanna has a rocket of a throwing arm, and look out for 2021 Rookie of the Year runner-up Abigail Shilts as UCSD adjusts for the ...

  • Cal Poly-SLO vs. Cal | Men's Power Pool

    UC Berkeley Ursa Major impressed the field on Saturday, winning every pool game by 5 or more before a narrow loss to top tier BYU in the evening exhibition game. Former Carleton handler Andrew Roy is a massive pickup, and Cal had to navigate stronger competition in the top power pool, playing Uta...

  • Cal vs. UCLA | Men's Power Pool

    #24 UCLA Smaug kicked off SBI with a strong Saturday, going 2-1 with the only blemish a 2 point loss to BYU. But an 11-5 loss to #9 Cal Poly-SLO to start Sunday dampened the mood a bit. UC Berkeley Ursa Major also lost in their power pool game, but only by 1 point to Utah. Riley Kirkman-Davis wou...

  • Colorado State vs. Santa Clara | Men's Power Pool

    Pool play for Colorado State Hibida and Santa Clara SCAB were tough outs, and both 0-3 teams placed into the bottom power pool. But early season tournaments are always going to have their ups and downs, especially as Colorado State only held two practices heading into their first event. In a rebu...

  • Utah vs. Kansas | Men's Pool Play

    Starting 0-2, the Kansas Horrorzontals sought their first win at SBI in the final round of pool play. Not being a team we regularly see at big west coast tournaments like SBI, Kansas' appearance was an opportunity for the South Central team to test themselves out of region. Utah Zion Curtain spli...

  • Utah vs. UCSB | Men's Pool Play

    Featuring a roaring huck-happy style, Utah Zion Curtain and key players Nathan Huff and Austin Hasbrook have made this team fun to watch. Losing their first game of the event 12-9 to #9 Cal Poly-SLO is a solid result, and enjoy their style as they take on less powerful UC Santa Barbara Black Tide...

  • UCLA vs. Santa Clara | Men's Pool Play

    #24 UCLA Smaug and Santa Clara SCAB couldn't have had different starts to SBI. In their first pool play game, Smaug easily topped Chicago 15-8, while SCAB was thoroughly outclassed by BYU. Center handler Keaton Viadro will need to marshall Santa Clara's offense as they contend with 2020 Rookie of...

  • BYU vs. Cal Poly-SLO | Women's Round Robin

    Entering the 2022 season unranked, BYU CHI impressed early at SBI, easily handling UCLA and USC before taking a tight one-point loss to #5 UCSD. Riding the wave of talented youth players developing out of the Utah scene, BYU looks to continue their run against Cal Poly-SLO SLO Motion, who enters...

  • WashU vs. UC Santa Cruz | Men's Pool Play

    Heading into the third round of pool play, WashU Contra and the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs had very similar resumes, going 1-1 with wins over Colorado State and losses to Cal. Aidan Curry and Liam Jay showed their merit early on for the Banana Slugs, and they'll need to continue their strong effo...

  • UCLA vs. UC Santa Cruz | Women's Round Robin

    After missing out on the 2021 fall college championships, #16 UCLA BLU looks to right that wrong, and they started off their new campaign at early season SBI. While UC Santa Cruz Sol hasn't sniffed nationals for many years, they have some championship bling to show off. Sol won consecutive titles...

  • Cal Poly-SLO vs. USC | Women's Round Robin

    The 2021 fall series was a tough one for both the Southern California Hellions and Cal Poly-SLO SLO Motion, but with some teams opting to follow a developmental track or not having alumni participants, projecting those results into 2022 is a bit tricky. A strong start in Santa Barbara would help ...

  • Cal Poly-SLO vs. BYU | Men's Pool Play

    The men's division at SBI kicks off with a power matchup. #9 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo SLOCORE and BYU CHI are top programs that boast past ballot award winners and upcoming candidates. After center handler Calvin Brown suffered an ACL injury in December, KJ Koo becomes the face of the Golden Stat...

  • UCSB vs. BYU | Women's Round Robin

    The Santa Barbara Invite kicks off the 2022 campaign for most teams, as fall nationals eclipsed the normal college schedule. #4 UC Santa Barbara Burning Skirts seek to follow their 2021 semifinals appearance with another strong year. Look for Elsa Winslow to headline a deep team that has added lo...