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Soccer team one beneficiary of Beach Legacy

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

February 10, 2009

Filed under Sports

Men's head volleyball coach Alan Knipe remembers what Long Beach State was like as a student in 1991 before the Walter Pyramid was built and the change in recruiting as a result.On Tuesday night, Knipe said he can see a similar change happen with the women's soccer team if the Beach Legacy Referendum passes in March.Part of the BLR includes a 3,000- to 5,000-seat stadium, which would double as a track facility, including ...

Women’s basketball set for 3-game homestand starting tonight

Women’s basketball set for 3-game homestand starting tonight

February 10, 2009

The Beach women's basketball team is scheduled to kick off a three-game homestand tonight against Cal State Northridge at the Walter Pyramid.Tip-off time for the game against the Matadors is scheduled f...

49ers holding serve without leading scorer Morris

49ers holding serve without leading scorer Morris

February 9, 2009

As the Long Beach State men's basketball team continued to learn how to play without senior leader Donovan Morris, a pair of freshmen have stepped up to fill the void this past week.Forward T.J. Robinson ...

A-Rod admission stirs controversy over Hall of Fame possibility

A-Rod admission stirs controversy over Hall of Fame possibility

February 9, 2009

Editor's note: The recent steroid admission by New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez sparked a conversation in the newsroom with sports editor Tracy McDannald, assistant sports editors Danny Lee an...

Softball fans the Flames for 5-2 win

Daily 49er sports staff

February 7, 2009

Filed under Softball, Sports

No. 20 Long Beach State (2-2) defeated the Liberty Lady Flames, 5-2, on Sunday to finish off play at the Cathedral City Kickoff.Freshman right-hander Taylor Petty picked up the first win of her college career after coming in for junior Bridgette Pagano after the third inning.Right fielder Danielle Linke went 4-for-4 with one RBI. Third baseman Jennifer Griffin crushed a two-run homer in the sixth for added run support. Th...

Bittner powers men’s volleyball to sweep

Daily 49er sports staff

February 6, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

Dean Bittner led three Long Beach State players with double-digit kills as the 49ers knocked off UC Santa Barbara 30-28, 30-20, 36-34 in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation showdown Saturday night at The Thunderdome. Bittner had a match-high 15 kills and a .414 hitting percentage, while Josh Riley added 10 kills on.444 hitting. Tommy Pestolesi added 11 kills to push The Beach to the win. Sophomore setter Mike Klipsch handed...

49er women fall at Pacific in 2OT

Daily 49er sports staff

February 6, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Box scoreFour double-digit scorers wasn't enough for the Long Beach State women's basketball team on Saturday.The 49ers dropped a 98-92 double-overtime decision to Pacific at the Alex G. Spanos Center in Stockton.Junior Whitney Fields, who finished the game with 21 points and 15 rebounds for the 'Niners, fouled out in the first overtime period. The 49ers were unable to match the Tigers in the final five minutes as LBSU wa...

Freshmen duo keep 49ers atop Big West

Freshmen duo keep 49ers atop Big West

February 6, 2009

Box scoreThe Long Beach State men's basketball team needed two extra periods to put away the Pacific Tigers, 81-80, Saturday night at the Walter Pyramid to seal its first conference sweep of the season....