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Blocking sparks ‘Niners in five-set victory over Gauchos

Blocking sparks ‘Niners in five-set victory over Gauchos

October 11, 2008

Call it coincidence, but the Long Beach State women's volleyball team has a knack for winning five-set matches this season.The trend continued Saturday night at the Walter Pyramid, as the 49ers defeated...

LBSU hands No. 22 Cal Poly first conference loss

Ann Austria, Diversions editor

October 10, 2008

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

The No. 22-ranked Cal Poly Mustangs are undefeated in the Big West Conference no more.The Long Beach State women's volleyball team defeated the Mustangs at the Walter Pyramid Friday night in five hard-fought sets, 25-23, 23-25, 25-22, 21-25, 15-9.Freshman outside hitter Caitlin Ledoux led the 49ers at the net with a career-high 20 kills and 12 digs, while Quincy Verdin added 17 kills and Naomi Washington added 13. Freshman Cat Hig...

LBSU records sloppy win over CSUN at the net

Ann Austria, Diversions editor

October 6, 2008

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

After a shaky start, the Long Beach State women's volleyball team defeated the CS Northridge Matadors in three straight sets 25-18, 25-21, 25-21 on Tuesday night.LBSU (12-3, 2-1 Big West Conference), who had a week off in conference schedule, began their first league match at the Walter Pyramid with sloppy plays and communication errors. CS Northridge (5-13, 0-5 Big West) capitalized on LBSU's errors, tying the score 13 t...

Women’s volleyball coach bound for Hall

Women’s volleyball coach bound for Hall

Ann Austria, Diversions editor

October 5, 2008

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

Long Beach State women's volleyball head coach Brian Gimmillaro has been chosen as one of three inductees into the American Volleyball Coaches Association Hall of Fame for 2008. This honor is given to...

LBSU on the road again

Tracy McDannald, Danny Lee

September 27, 2008

Filed under Men's Cross Country, Men's Volleyball, Sports

‘Niners avoid three-game skidThe 49er women's volleyball team rallied from two sets down to defeat UC Davis 27-29, 22-25, 25-15, 25-14, 15-13, Saturday night at The Pavilion in Davis. Senior libero Iris Murray tied her career-high with 29 digs.Junior middle blocker Naomi Washington led LBSU's attack with 16 kills, along with hitting .542. Other 49ers with double-digit kills were Quincy Verdin with 14, Caitlin Ledoux with 1...

Sports Picks highlighted by ’98 national championship team anniversary

Daily 49er sports staff

September 23, 2008

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

Men's volleyballNew top assistant signedFormer Southern California and UC Irvine assistant John Hawks was hired as the top assistant for the Long Beach State men's volleyball team on Wednesday. Hawks is also a member of the USA Volleyball national coaching staff, where he has worked with 49er head coach Alan Knipe.Women's volleyball'98 champs coming back to The BeachThe undefeated 1998 national champion women's volleyball team ...

Santa Clara returns favor, sweeps LBSU for split

Santa Clara returns favor, sweeps LBSU for split

September 20, 2008

The Long Beach State women's volleyball team dropped the second match of a back-to-back against the Santa Clara Broncos, who returned the sweep Saturday night.The Broncos defeated the 49ers 25-18, 25-23, ...

LBSU takes round one of two-game set

LBSU takes round one of two-game set

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

September 19, 2008

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

After a road trip that included seven matches in Florida and Massachusetts, the 49ers showed no signs of jetlag in their return to the Walter Pyramid on Friday night. Long Beach State defeated visiting Santa...