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Seven arrests made at Cal Poly-UCSB men’s soccer game

Posted at 2:55 PM, Oct 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-01 21:46:12-04

Cal Poly beat UC Santa Barbara in the annual blue-green rivalry game Sunday night at Cal Poly, and the crowd was rowdy as usual.

While most of the crowd was excited and well-behaved, seven people were arrested for disorderly conduct. That includes three people who were arrested after attempting to run across the field as the game was being played.

University police say the numbers are comparable to previous years’ games, though there were fewer arrests this year.

Some fans were also seen throwing dozens of tortillas onto the field, as well as other items like water bottles.

Students and other fans stormed the field in celebration when the game was over.

The final score in Sunday’s game was 1-0. This marked the 19th time in the last 22 meetings between Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara that the game was decided by a single goal or draw. The 13 combined matches between Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara during the last seven years are the 13 highest attended collegiate soccer games in the United States.