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Mistakes doom men’s volleyball against top-ranked Canadian team

Mistakes doom men’s volleyball against top-ranked Canadian team

January 1, 2009

The defending Canadian national champions gave the Long Beach State men's volleyball team a quick season-opening loss Friday afternoon.The Alberta Golden Bears defeated the 49ers 30-24, 30-24, 30-27 i...

Men’s, women’s hoops gear up for Big West play

Men’s, women’s hoops gear up for Big West play

December 30, 2008

For a while, it looked like head coach Dan Monson and the Long Beach State men's basketball team was going to enter its Big West Conference schedule with a winning record.The 49ers (5-7) dropped an 86-...

Morris helps LBSU stop 4-game skid, stun Temple

Morris helps LBSU stop 4-game skid, stun Temple

Matt Moreno, Staff writer

December 21, 2008

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The 49er men's basketball team saw the return of its defensive intensity and swagger on Monday night.Long Beach State held off a late rally by the Temple Owls to win, 76-71, at the Walter Pyramid.It was...

‘Niners have ‘Fields’ day against Aggies

‘Niners have ‘Fields’ day against Aggies

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

December 21, 2008

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Junior center Whitney Fields responded to head coach Mary Hegarty's decision to bring her off the bench on Monday night.Fields scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the Long ...

Change to starting 5 can’t stop losing streak

Matt Moreno, Staff writer

December 19, 2008

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Turnovers hindered the Long Beach State men's basketball team Saturday afternoon at the Walter Pyramid.The 49ers couldn't stave off the Montana State offense and fell, 75-61.A season-high 19 giveaways earned the 49ers (4-6) their first loss of the year on the Walter Pyramid floor. Many of the turnovers came when the Bobcats (5-4) were not putting pressure on the ball. Those types of mental mistakes have plagued LBSU during t...

Slow start plagues women’s hoops against BYU

Daniel Ramirez, Staff writer

December 19, 2008

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Long Beach State women's basketball team showed the gritty potential they have as a team in the second half of the game.One problem though: they continue to not show up in the first half.LBSU (2-7) was defeated Saturday night by Brigham Young University (8-2) at the Walter Pyramid, 66-49.The 49ers started to mount a comeback late in the game behind Courtney Jacob's 14 second-half points but it was too late.Down by 23 ...

Men’s water polo pair named all-conference 3rd team

Daily 49er sports staff

December 15, 2008

Filed under Men's Water Polo, Sports

Senior Ash Blythen and junior Derek Wiebe-Bailey were selected to the All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation team on Monday.Blythen, the 49ers' second-leading scorer, and Wiebe-Bailey, fifth on the national list of goalie saves per game, were selected to the MPSF third team for the 2008 season.Blythen recorded 44 goals this season, eight of which came in the end-of-the-season MPSF Tournament. Blythen also tallied six hat trick...

4 recruits sign to play softball at The Beach

Daily 49er sports staff

December 15, 2008

Filed under Softball, Sports

Three high school standouts and one junior college recruit signed national letters of intent on Tuesday to play softball at Long Beach State.Liz Javier, Caitrin DeBaun, Dana Garcia and Nalani St. Germain will join the 49ers for the 2009 season."This recruiting class will certainly help to continue the success and tradition that our program has had over the years both on and off the field," LBSU head coach Kim Sowder said. "All...