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‘Niners losing skid extended to eight games

Daniel Ramirez, Assistant sports editor

January 24, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Long Beach State women's basketball team was handed a 57-41 defeat courtesy of host UC Riverside Saturday evening at the Student Recreation Center.Senior Kaiti O'Brien led the 49ers with 14 points and nine rebounds, while junior Whitney Fields added nine points. Junior Courtney Jacob finished with eight points, seven rebounds and a team-high four assists. UCR center Kemie Nkele scored a game-high 21 points for the Highland...

Rain postpones women’s tennis opener

Daily 49er sports staff

January 23, 2009

Filed under Sports

Long Beach State's dual-season opener will have to wait, as the 49ers' match with Southern California was postponed due to rain Friday.The Beach will head back to USC campus on Wednesday, Jan. 28, with the match starting at 3 p.m.Due to rains in the Southern California area, it was determined that the courts at USC would be unable to dry to get the match between the No. 10 Trojans and No. 48 'Niners underway.After the Wednesd...

‘Niners topped by Anteaters in four hotly-contested sets

‘Niners topped by Anteaters in four hotly-contested sets

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

January 23, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

The Beach men's volleyball team had already swept UC Irvine at the Elephant Bar Restaurant Collegiate Invitational in Santa Barbara two weeks ago. That momentum wouldn't carry over into the rematch Fr...

No. 7 ‘Niners outlast No. 8 Bruins in five sets

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

January 20, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

Long Beach State junior outside hitter Tommy Pestolesi had a career night at the Walter Pyramid on Wednesday.Pestolesi recorded personal bests with 25 kills on .413 hitting to lead the No. 7 49ers over No. 8 UCLA in five sets. Pestolesi added six digs, as well."I'm just going out being aggressive," Pestolesi said. "Things were going my way tonight."The ‘Niners won the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match-up 24-30, 30-2...

LBSU men take conference win in stride

LBSU men take conference win in stride

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

January 17, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Head coach Dan Monson and his upstart Long Beach State men's basketball team have certainly shown fans it's a new year.In fact, the 49ers aren't even close to the same team people thought they were befo...

49ers have Matadors seeing red

49ers have Matadors seeing red

Tucker Savoye, Assistant sports editor

January 16, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Box scoreLong Beach State held on for an exciting win against preseason conference favorite CS Northridge, 74-68, Saturday evening at the Walter Pyramid.The win runs the 49ers' record to 10-7 and 5-0 in the ...

Women’s hoops team having winter to dis-remember

Women’s hoops team having winter to dis-remember

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

January 16, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

While the Long Beach State men's basketball team has been riding a wave of momentum over the winter break, the 49er women are having a January that they'd like to forget. The latest setback came last Satu...

Beach men’s volleyball claims 3-0 win in league opener

Beach men’s volleyball claims 3-0 win in league opener

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

January 15, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

After sitting out one of the men's volleyball team's first three matches the previous week to rest, Long Beach State junior Dean Bittner didn't take long to find a rhythm Friday night.The second-team Al...