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No time for a break for LBSU

No time for a break for LBSU

Kayce Contatore, Contributing Writer
March 25, 2015
Filed under Men's Volleyball, Showcase, Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

Players pounded the ground in frustration after letting a kill slam to the ground during the No. 12 Long Beach State men’s volleyball team’s practice Monday afternoon as it prepared to take on No. 5 Pepperdine Thursday night inside the Walter Pyramid. Booming voices echoed off the walls of the... Read more »

The 49ers face difficult challenges as postseason approaches

The 49ers face difficult challenges as postseason approaches

Kayce Contatore, Contributing Writer
March 24, 2015
Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

In a league loaded with top ranked teams, the No. 9 Long Beach State men’s volleyball team’s inexperience may cost them in the postseason. Head coach Alan Knipe has reiterated all season that the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation is the most difficult league in the country, and the NCAA stats... Read more »

LBSU block too much for Cal Baptist

LBSU block too much for Cal Baptist

Kayce Contatore, Contributing Writer
March 22, 2015
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The domineering block of the Long Beach State men’s volleyball team overcame a slow start to secure a sweep over Cal-Baptist Wednesday night. The No. 9 49ers (12-9, 8-8 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) earned 13.5 blocks on the night, with junior middle blocker Taylor Gregory contributing seven... Read more »

LBSU drops a close one to USC

LBSU drops a close one to USC

Kayce Contatore, Contributing Writer
March 22, 2015
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

No. 7 USC overcame the thundering roar from 49er fans inside the Walter Pyramid and defeated the No. 9 Long Beach State men’s volleyball team in five sets Friday night. The 49ers (12-10, 8-9 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) failed to keep their momentum going after leading two sets to one. LBSU... Read more »

LBSU faces Lancers and dominates Trojans at home

LBSU faces Lancers and dominates Trojans at home

Kayce Contatore, Contributing Writer
March 17, 2015
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Sports

The sound of sneakers squeaking on a sweat-saturated floor suffused the Gold Mine Gym Monday afternoon as the No. 9 Long Beach State men’s volleyball team prepared to face the familiar foes of Cal Baptist tonight and No. 7 USC Friday in the Walter Pyramid. The 49ers (11-9, 7-8 Mountain Pacific Sports... Read more »

LBSU splits weekend series against Harvard, Penn State

LBSU splits weekend series against Harvard, Penn State

Kayce Contatore, Contributing Writer
March 16, 2015
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Sports

A 3-0 loss to No. 15 Penn State inside the Walter Pyramid capped off an up-and-down weekend for the No. 9 Long Beach State men’s volleyball team in the Asics Tournament Friday and Saturday night Sophomore outside hitter Eric Ensing led the 49ers (11-9, 7-8 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) to... Read more »

LBSU welcomes east coast teams for Asics Tournament

LBSU welcomes east coast teams for Asics Tournament

Kayce Contatore, Contributing Writer
March 15, 2015
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The No. 8 Long Beach State men’s volleyball team will take on Harvard and No.15 Penn St. Friday and Saturday without its top kill earner Cody Martin and top dig leader Ryan Windisch. Windisch injured his big toe after crashing into the bleachers during the matchup against Hawaii on Feb. 27. Martin... Read more »

LBSU matches up against UCSB and UCLA

LBSU matches up against UCSB and UCLA

Kayce Contatore, Contributing Writer
March 3, 2015
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The No. 10 Long Beach State men’s volleyball team will try to overcome four consecutive losses when it travels to No. 8 UC Santa Barbara and No. 9 UC Los Angeles on Wednesday and Friday, respectively. The 49ers fell to a losing record in the league (8-8 overall, 5-8 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation)... Read more »