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Men’s volleyball season ended by Pepperdine – again

Men’s volleyball season ended by Pepperdine – again

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

April 25, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

MALIBU — Much like last season, the Pepperdine Waves were just too much for the Long Beach State men's volleyball team to prolong its postseason Saturday night.The No. 2-seeded Waves ended the No. 7...

Sports Picks: Dirtbags sweep Pacific

Daily 49er sports staff

April 25, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Men's Track & Field, Men's Volleyball, Men's Water Polo, Sports

BaseballLBSU sweeps PacificThe Dirtbags (20-19, 7-5 Big West Conference) completed the series sweep with a 10-3 win Sunday over the Pacific Tigers (16-22, 7-8 Big West). Down two in the third, the Dirtbags scored four runs and captured the lead for good. Devin Lohman and TJ Mittelstaedt each homered and went a combined 6-for-10 with six RBIs.On Saturday, LBSU scored eight runs in one inning, tying a season high, en route to a...

Men’s volleyball draws familiar MPSF foe

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

April 22, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

Head coach Alan Knipe won't need much time to scout the Long Beach State men's volleyball team's first-round Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament opponent.The No. 7-seeded 49ers will travel to Malibu to face the No. 2 Pepperdine Waves — the defending MPSF champions — at Firestone Fieldhouse Saturday night. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m.The Waves (20-4, 18-4 MPSF) have won five consecutive meetings —...

Sports Picks: 3 track athletes reach NCAA qualifying marks

Sports Picks: 3 track athletes reach NCAA qualifying marks

Daily 49er sports staff

April 18, 2009

Filed under Men's Track & Field, Men's Volleyball, Men's Water Polo, Sports

Track and fieldNCAA qualifying marks reachedThree ‘Niner athletes set NCAA West Regional qualifying marks at the meet. Junior Colin Dunbar set an NCAA Regional qualifying mark in the hammer throw with a...

LBSU clinches MPSF tournament berth in upset

David Delgado, Staff writer

April 10, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

The 49er senior trio of Dustin Watten, Luke Shea and Daniel Fabry ended their home careers at the Walter Pyramid with a big victory over the third-ranked Cal State Northridge Matadors Saturday night."It's the last [home] game and there was a lot of emotion going on," Watten said. "We had a lot of pride in knowing that we weren't going to let this team beat us."The Long Beach State (13-13, 10-11 Mountain Pacific Sports Federatio...

49ers notch back-to-back wins, defeat UCSB

David Delgado, Staff writer

April 9, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

With only two home games remaining for the Long Beach State men's volleyball team, it is imperative to take care of business at the friendly confines of the Walter Pyramid.The Beach scored a routine four-set victory over the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos, 30-20, 26-30, 30-20, 30-24, Friday night in front of a small crowd of 764 Friday night.LBSU (12-13, 9-11 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) was led by Josh Riley, who finished the...

LBSU outlasts Pacific, ends 5-game slide

David Delgado, Staff writer

April 3, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

The Long Beach State men's volleyball team was in desperate need for a win as it hosted the Pacific Tigers on Saturday night.Although it wasn't pretty, the end result was a victory as the 49ers came back to win the match 29-31, 30-13, 25-30, 30-21, 15-8 at the Walter Pyramid.The 49ers (11-13, 8-11 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) were able to keep Pacific (3-24, 0-18 MPSF) winless in conference play after being down two s...

49ers come up short against the Cardinal

David Delgado, Staff writer

April 3, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

The third time was not the charm for the Long Beach State men's volleyball team Friday night.The 49ers lost a five-set match to the fifth-ranked Stanford Cardinal, 30-28, 18-30, 26-30, 30-26, 18-20, at the Walter Pyramid.LBSU (10-13, 7-11 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) has lost all three matches against Stanford this season.The ‘Niners were led by Dean Bittner, who had a game-high 36 kills to go with four service...