Long Beach State to try to get back on track in Northridge

Oscar Terrones, Staff Writer
April 23, 2014
Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

Coming off two crushing losses to No. 2 UCLA, the Long Beach State softball team finds itself in unfamiliar territory as it returns to conference to play a three game series at Cal State Northridge. The 49ers (33-13, 10-2 Big West) will try to rebound against the Matadors (29-19, Big West 6-6) having... Read more »

Long Beach State’s Coriann Snyder overcomes loss to lead 49ers

Andrew Turner, Assistant Sports Editor
April 22, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Sports, Women's Water Polo

Coriann Snyder stood locked in an embrace with head coach Gavin Arroyo minutes before the start of the 49ers’ game against UC Santa Barbara. It was senior day, a day filled with emotion, and one that held special meaning for Snyder. The day was one to commemorate a family and a team that had become... Read more »

Long Beach State can’t overcome UCLA’s fight in doubleheader sweep

Oscar Terrones, Staff Writer
April 21, 2014
Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

In front of a packed crowd, the Long Beach State softball team blew its chance to make a statement against one of the top programs in the country. The 49ers (33-13) didn’t play particularly poorly in the double-header. They played No. 2 UCLA (41-4) fairly even throughout both games. They just weren’t... Read more »

49ers’ season likely over after first-round loss

Anita Wang, Assistant Sports Editor
April 20, 2014
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Sports

The Long Beach State men’s volleyball team dissolved all hopes for its first Mountain Pacific Sports Federation title and an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament Saturday after falling to Pepperdine in four sets during the quarterfinals of the MPSF tournament. Pepperdine (19-6) took an early advantage... Read more »

Dirtbags win series of close games with Gauchos

Dirtbags win series of close games with Gauchos

Alex Campos, Assistant Sports Editor
April 20, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

Pitching dominated the Easter weekend series for the Dirtbags, who won two of three against No. 17 Santa Barbara. The Gauchos came into the series boasting one of the best offenses in the country. Their .307 batting average was 17th in the nation, and Joey Epperson came into the series with a .441... Read more »

Long Beach State’s 11-game winning streak ends at Fullerton

Oscar Terrones, Staff Writer
April 20, 2014
Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

As their 11 game winning streak came to a screeching halt, the Long Beach State softball team was able to salvage a game in its road series against rival Cal State Fullerton. The 49ers (33-11, 10-2 Big West) saw their perfect conference record end last Wednesday as Cal State Fullerton (26-18-1, 7-5)... Read more »

49ers to chase NCAA goal at MPSF tournament

Anita Wang, Assistant Sports Editor
April 16, 2014
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Sports

All but one of the Long Beach State men’s volleyball team’s starting line-up are seniors. This Saturday’s Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament quarterfinal match against No. 2 Pepperdine could result in their last collegiate showdown or a chance to continue their quest for an automatic... Read more »

Dirtbags to face brutal three-series stretch

Alex Campos, Assistant Sports Editor
April 16, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

The next few weekends will be very telling for the Dirtbags, who will host three nationally ranked teams in Big West Conference play. First up is a series against the No. 21 UC Santa Barbara, a team that started the season unranked and has ridden senior Joey Epperson into the top 25. Epperson, who sees... Read more »