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LBSU splits pair on the road

Daily 49er sports staff

February 1, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

The Long Beach State men's volleyball team (4-4, 3-2 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) split a pair of road matches over the weekend with a win at Pacific and a loss at Stanford.The 49ers defeated Pacific, 30-21, 30-28, 27-30, 30-28, Saturday night.Sophomore outside hitter Josh Riley led LBSU with 17 kills on .433 hitting. Sophomore outside hitter Kyle Friend recorded a double-double with 16 kills on .393 hitting to go wi...

Poor first half dooms ‘Niners

Poor first half dooms ‘Niners

Jeffrey Hensiek, Staff writer

January 30, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Box scoreThe Long Beach State women's basketball team wasn't able to contain the UC Irvine Anteaters in the paint as they were defeated, 68-62, at the Walter Pyramid on Saturday evening. Senior Lynea ...

Junior places first in women’s high jump

Daily 49er sports staff

January 30, 2009

Filed under Men's Track & Field, Sports

The Long Beach State track and field team wrapped up a successful second day at the Mountain T's Invitational Saturday afternoon at Northern Arizona's LJ Walkup Skydome.Junior Tayler O'Connor led the women with a first-place finish in the high jump as she cleared 5-05.75.Senior Miia Mobley had a strong showing in the triple jump as she was the top collegiate finisher, and second overall, with a school-record 39-08.00. Classmate Tiana ...

Beach men get back on track

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

January 30, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Box scoreIRVINE, Calif. -- T.J. Robinson may find himself in the starting line-up again very soon. After scoring nine points and pulling down 15 rebounds in a loss Thursday night, the freshman forward led Long Beach State to a 67-63 road win over UC Irvine with 20 points and 10 rebounds Saturday night at the Bren Events Center.The 49ers (11-9, 6-2 Big West Conference) were without leading scorer Donovan Morris, who missed t...

Senior races to NCAA qualifying mark

Daily 49er sports staff

January 30, 2009

Filed under Men's Track & Field, Sports

Senior Brent Gray highlighted the second and final day of the Washington Invitational for the Long Beach State track and field team Saturday afternoon.Gray posted an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the 200-meter dash at Dempsey Indoor.He opened the meet for the 49ers with a solid performance in the 60-meter dash, as he finished first in Heat 1 of the preliminaries with a time of 6.89 seconds. In the finals, Gray placed f...

Crowd shows up like never before at Pyramid

Crowd shows up like never before at Pyramid

January 29, 2009

I think the entire school was in the building for the men's basketball game between Long Beach State and Cal State Fullerton on Thursday night.A season-high crowd of 4,263 packed the Walter Pyramid but it...

Beach softball debuts in ranking

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

January 28, 2009

Filed under Softball, Sports

Complete preseason Top-25 PollThe Long Beach State softball team debuted at No. 20 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball preseason poll released on Tuesday.LBSU, also picked to finish first in the Big West Conference by the coaches, tallied 120 points and was the only Big West team to crack the Top 25. "I definitely think it's a compliment to last year's team and the returners," head coach Kim Sowder said. "We're very excited about...

LBSU women come from behind for first Big West win

Jeffrey Hensiek, Staff writer

January 28, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Box scoreFULLERTON, Calif. — The Long Beach State women's basketball team ended an eight-game losing skid Thursday night with a 54-51 win over Cal State Fullerton at Titan Gym.Senior Lynea Williams led all scorers with 13 points off the bench while grabbing four rebounds, and junior Courtney Jacob added 11 points in 30 minutes.Fullerton center Toni Thomas led the Titans with 10 points and 14 rebounds in 34 minutes. ...