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‘Niners fall in front of record crowd

‘Niners fall in front of record crowd

September 11, 2009

The No. 9 Long Beach State men's water polo team fell to the defending national champion and No. 1 ranked USC Trojans in its season-opener on Saturday, 12-3, at the 49er Campus Pool.A record-setting 495 fans showe...

‘Niner Notes: Sept. 11

Daily 49er staff

September 10, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Men's Water Polo, Sports

Women's Volleyball: Washington helps close out victory over hometown New OrleansBox scoreFor senior Naomi Washington, her first volleyball match in front of her hometown New Orleans couldn't have ended more appropriately Friday.The Long Beach State middle blocker delivered two key points in the fifth and deciding set of a 3-2 road victory over the Privateers. The 49ers won the match 25-22, 25-20, 13-25, 23-25, 15-13 in the firs...

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...

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...

Sports Picks: Dirtbags to celebrate 20th anniversary

Daily 49er sports staff

April 15, 2009

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

BaseballDirtbags host Matadors at Blair FieldThe Dirtbags (15-17, 2-4 Big West Conference) host a three-game series against Cal State Northridge that begins tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. The second game of the series will be played Saturday at 2 p.m. and will have a special ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Dirtbags name change. Former players and coaches are scheduled to be in attendance. The series wraps up on S...

Big West women’s tennis title highlights Sports Picks

Daily 49er sports staff

April 4, 2009

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

Women's Tennis‘Niners complete perfect run through conferenceThe 49er women's tennis team capped off an 8-0 season in the Big West with a 5-2 win over UC Davis on Saturday. The Beach took the doubles point before going on to win four of the six singles matches. Senior Hannah Grady defeated UCD's Randi Schuler, 6-3, 6-1, to finish with a perfect 8-0 mark in Big West singles play. Freshman Anais Dallara soundly defeated H...

‘Niners drown Tigers to snap 3-game losing skid at home

Francisco Juanillo, Staff writer

March 18, 2009

Filed under Men's Water Polo, Sports

The women's water polo team ended a three-game losing streak with an 11-4 victory over Princeton in its first game back at the 49er Campus Pool on Wednesday night.The No. 17 49ers (6-11), who haven't played a home game in a month, dominated the game with superior offense. The team took control of the game with an opening goal in the first minute of play.Long Beach continuously attacked Princeton, and went on a 6-0 run. The...

Softball tournament highlights Sports Picks

Daily 49er sports staff

February 21, 2009

Filed under Men's Water Polo, Softball, Sports

Softball‘Niners capitalize on four errors for comeback win The 49er softball team (7-7) wrapped up the University of San Diego Tournament with a 4-1 win as four Colorado State errors led to four ‘Niners runs.Third baseman Jennifer Griffin reached base on an error and later scored on a Rams throwing error. Another Colorado State error put runners on the corner for LBSU, allowing shortstop Ashley Levine to drive i...