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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...

Knipe to lead Team USA through 2012 Olympics

Knipe to lead Team USA through 2012 Olympics

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

April 1, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

The day may have been April Fool's but Team USA wasn't playing a joke on Alan Knipe.The 40-year-old Long Beach State alum and men's volleyball head coach will take a three-year leave of absence to coach ...

Junior nabs Player of the Week honor

Daily 49er staff

March 15, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

Dean Bittner was named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I-II Men's National Player of the Week on Monday.Bittner led the 49ers to victories in last week's Active Ankle Tournament over IPFW and defending national champion Penn State.The junior opposite posted 13 kills, three digs and five blocks in LBSU's 3-0 win over IPFW Friday night. Bittner followed up that effort with 18 kills, four digs, six blocks and three aces in th...

‘Niners tame Nittany Lions

David Delgado, Staff writer

March 14, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

The seventh-ranked Long Beach State men's volleyball team scored a huge win Saturday night against the defending national champion Penn State Nittany Lions at the Walter Pyramid. In the finale of the Active Ankle Tournament, Long Beach (10-8) took five sets to top No. 4 Penn State (15-3) by the score of 30-26, 30-24, 23-30, 27-30, 15-11. In the final set, junior opposite Dean Bittner and sophomore outside hitter Kyle Friend...

49ers too much for IPFW

David Delgado, Staff writer

March 13, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

Box scoreThe No. 7 Long Beach State men's volleyball team beat the IPFW Mastodons in three sets at the Walter Pyramid Friday night.The 49ers won 30-21, 30-24, 30-21 in the first day of the Active Ankle Tournament. LBSU (9-8) was led by Dean Bittner, who had a game-high 13 kills while hitting .440. Other ‘Niners who had double-digit kills were Dan Alexander (11) and Josh Riley (10) to go with a team-high seven digs. IPF...

49ers can’t handle Waves

David Delgado, Staff writer

March 6, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

It was déjà vu all over again for the men's volleyball team Friday night.The Long Beach State 49ers dropped another tough five-set match, this time to the third-ranked Pepperdine Waves 30-21, 30-24, 30-32, 26-30, 12-15. After winning the first two sets of this Mountain Sports Pacific Federation match, the ‘Niners were on the verge of a victory at the Walter Pyramid. But similar to Wednesday's game agains...

‘Niners fall to Trojans in five at the Pyramid

‘Niners fall to Trojans in five at the Pyramid

David Delgado, Staff writer

March 4, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

Box scoreThe Southern California Trojans are sometimes referred to as the Men of Troy.It was only fitting that a man named Troy helped defeat the No. 6 Long Beach State 49ers men's volleyball team in ...

Men’s volleyball to play matches in L.A., the O.C.

Daily 49er sports staff

February 24, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

The No. 6 49er men's volleyball team returns from a 12-day hiatus tonight when it travels to Pauley Pavilion to take on the No. 9 UCLA Bruins. The match is scheduled for 7 p.m.LBSU (7-5, 6-3 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) will attempt to maintain momentum after notching a win at UC Santa Barbara and two victories over Hawaii at the Walter Pyramid.The Bruins (7-8, 4-5 MPSF), on the other hand, are fresh off back-to-back...