One big weekend in store for The Beach

One big weekend in store for The Beach

William Hernandez, Contributing Writer
October 30, 2014
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Water Polo, Sports, Sports News

The Long Beach State men’s water polo team will take its five-game winning streak into matchups with two of the top teams in the country. They face No. 2 Stanford on Saturday and No. 4 California on the road on Sunday. It will be the only visit to Palo Alto or Berkeley this season for LBSU (15-3,... Read more »

One big weekend in store for The Beach

One big weekend in store for The Beach

William Hernandez, Contributing Writer
October 30, 2014
Filed under Men's Water Polo, Sports

The Long Beach State men’s water polo team will take its five-game winning streak into matchups with two of the top teams in the country. They face No. 2 Stanford on Saturday and No. 4 California on the road on Sunday. It will be the only visit to Palo Alto or Berkeley this season for LBSU (15-3,... Read more »

Brazil native embraces American style

Brazil native embraces American style

William Hernandez, Contributing Writer
October 28, 2014
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Water Polo, Sports, Sports News, Sports Showcase

Growing up in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, senior center Ricardo Guimaraes lived and breathed the sport of water polo. For his entire life, he was used to one brand of water polo: the Brazilian style. Guimaraes... Read more »

49ers remain undefeated in conference

49ers remain undefeated in conference

William Hernandez, Contributing Writer
October 27, 2014
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Water Polo, Showcase, Sports, Sports News, Sports Showcase

The Long Beach State men’s water polo team dominated Pacific 10-4, and defeated UC Irvine in a close 8-6 game over the weekend at Campus Pool. The Beach won its sixth consecutive match and is now second in the conference right behind UCLA, a team with just one more win than the ‘Niners. The 49ers... Read more »

Finding family at The Beach

Finding family at The Beach

Kelsey Cruz, Staff Writer
October 22, 2014
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Water Polo, Sports, Sports News

In the three years Dimitrios Lappas spent on the Long Beach State men’s water polo team, the relationship between him and his teammates went from shyness, to jokes and teasing, to becoming family. Lappas said that during the first two months after he arrived in Long Beach from his home in Greece,... Read more »

The Beach breeze by Pepperdine, Golden West College

William Hernandez, Contributing Writer
October 19, 2014
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Water Polo, Sports, Sports News

The Long Beach State men’s water polo team trounced a short-handed Pepperdine team at the Campus Pool on Saturday afternoon, ending the game at 14-3. LBSU (10-3, 2-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) also dominated Golden West College (16-2, 3-0 Orange Empire Conference) in an 18-9 victory. “It’s... Read more »

49ers defeat three NCAA top-10 teams

William Hernandez, Contributing Writer
October 12, 2014
Filed under Men's Water Polo, Sports, Sports News

The Long Beach State men’s water polo team finished a battle-tested weekend in Westwood at the SoCal Tournament, winning the games against Pacific, UC Davis and UC San Diego In LBSU’s first day of action at the invitational hosted by UCLA, it defeated UCD 9-6. “Part of me is happy that we... Read more »

49ers beat UC Santa Barbara, gain redemption

William Hernandez, Contributing Writer
October 6, 2014
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Water Polo, Sports, Sports News

The Long Beach State men’s water polo team defeated UC Santa Barbara 14-12 in its first Mountain Pacific Sports Federation game of the season. After the 49ers (10-2, 1-0 MPSF) came out with the narrow win, head coach Gavin Arroyo said, “it felt fantastic.” “It’s a tough place to play... Read more »