[UC SANTA BARBARA]UC Santa Barbara has pulled its men's soccer team out of postseason contention after defender Peter McGlynn was handcuffed and taken away when he assaulted referee Reed Christy following the Gauchos' 2-1 loss to UC Davis for their third straight overtime loss.
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Mark W. Massari announced Monday that McGlynn had been removed from the team, head coach Tim Vom Steeg has been suspended for the next game at Sacramento State and UCSB will will forego any opportunity for postseason play this season.
According reports from those at the game, UCSB was upset with Christy's decision not to whistle a foul on goalie Austin ManskerbeforeMatt Sheldon scored the golden goal. McGlynn, who had earlier in overtime been issued his second yellow card of the game, shoved Christy from behind and the referee fell to the ground.
According to KEYT-TV, McGlynn was released without being charged.
UCSB began the 2012 season with a 12-game inbeaten streak (9-0-3) but is 1-5-0 since then to fall to 9-5-3.
This wasn't the first time UCSB has been involved in a messy postgame incident.
The NCAA handed suspension to three UCSB players Michael Tetteh, Danny Barrera and Machael Davidand a public reprimand to Vom Steeg for their actions after UCSB's controversial 2-1 loss to Cal in the 2010 NCAA Tournament.
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