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UPDATE: UCSB Soccer Player Assaults Official After Loss

UCSB senior defender Peter McGlynn was handcuffed and detained following Sunday’s loss to UC Davis.McGlynn was given a yellow card in overtime by head referee Reed Christy. Two minutes later he received a red card and was ejected from the match following a UC Davis goal that won the game.UCSB Police say McGlynn allegedly assaulted one of the officials and was restrained by campus security. McGlynn was handcuffed on the field and taken in for questioning. He was later released and has not been booked. Police are recommending charges. McGynn has been removed from the team and head coach Tim Vom Steeg is suspended for one game. Vom Steeg can be seen in the video arguing with the officials and then trying to stop McGlynn as he charged the referee. UC Santa Barbara Athletic Director Mark Massari released this statement: “I hold everyone in our program responsible for representing the University in a positive manner at all times, top-to-bottom.”On the field, the men’s soccer team started the year ranked number three in the nation. But the Gauchos have now dropped five of their last six games and will miss the NCAA Tournament for the first time in a decade.

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