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No. 1 Long Beach looks to finish its season with a championship

No. 1 Long Beach looks to finish its season with a championship

April 22, 2018

The last time Long Beach State won a national championship, Michael Jordan finished his second three-peat with the Chicago Bulls, Google had just launched its search engine and the very first MP3 player w...

No. 1 Long Beach State sweeps No. 6 Hawaii for Big West Conference title

No. 1 Long Beach State sweeps No. 6 Hawaii for Big West Conference title

April 22, 2018

In what can only be described as redemption, the No. 1 seed Long Beach State men’s volleyball team dismantled the No. 2 seed University of Hawaii Saturday in the Big West tournament championship, pleasing 2,32...

No. 1 Long Beach State headed to Big West Championship

Zackery Handy, Staff Writer

April 21, 2018

Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Sports, Today

Three methodical steps, a jump and a thunderous swing of the right arm unleashed a 65 mph rocket serve from Long Beach State junior outside hitter TJ DeFalco, leaving opposing libero Emmett Enriques stuck like a deer in headlights as the ball would bite him in the shoulder and shoot into the crowd for a service ace. DeFalco would end the night with a match high four service aces to go along with his nine kills, three digs...

Complete Guide for first Big West Tournament

Zackery Handy, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018

Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Sports, Today

The Big West men’s volleyball programs have been competing in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation since 1992. But the Big West Conference did not recognize volleyball as a conference sport until May 31 2016, when Big West commissioner Dennis Farrell announced that men’s volleyball would become the 18th sponsored sport starting in the 2018 season. The inaugural Big West season has been highlighted by Long Beach Stat...

No. 1 Long Beach drops its first match of the year against Hawaii

No. 1 Long Beach drops its first match of the year against Hawaii

April 15, 2018

It took 86 sets and a three-hour battle for the No. 1 Long Beach State men’s volleyball team to finally suffer its first loss in what has been a historic season. Emotions were high for both sides, but th...

No. 1 Long Beach State trounce UC San Diego in 3-0 sweep for Big West title

No. 1 Long Beach State trounce UC San Diego in 3-0 sweep for Big West title

April 8, 2018

The ball would go back and forth over the net multiple times before creating a two-on-one matchup at the net, UC San Diego’s Nathan Thalken against Long Beach State junior outside hitter Kyle Ensing and ...

No. 1 Long Beach State takes down No. 4 UC Irvine in five set thriller

Zackery Handy, Staff Writer

April 1, 2018

Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Sports, Today

The No.1 ranked Long Beach men’s volleyball team did something that it hasn’t done all season. On Friday, the 49ers played five sets and were pushed the distance against No. 4 UC Irvine edging the Anteaters in a five set thriller at the Walter Pyramid. Long Beach (20-0, 5-0 Big West) would start the match with a slow and flat energy. The team would struggle to put kills away at the net in the first set, hitting a unim...

No. 1 Long Beach State men’s volleyball assistant moving up the ranks

No. 1 Long Beach State men’s volleyball assistant moving up the ranks

April 1, 2018

While the campus at Long Beach State has been quiet for spring break, the No. 1 Long Beach State men’s volleyball team made some noise of its own. On Wednesday, the men’s volleyball program promoted a...