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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....

LBSU picks up split after Day 1 in San Diego

Daily 49er sports staff

February 6, 2009

Filed under Men's Water Polo, Sports

No. 15 Long Beach State picked up a split on the opening day at the Triton Invitational hosted by UC San Diego on Saturday.The 49ers (1-2) upset No. 14 Hartwick, 11-7, before losing to No. 11 Loyola Marymount, 9-8, in double overtime. Senior Keala O'Sullivan led LBSU to victory with three goals against Hartwick. The 'Niners extended a 6-3 halftime lead to 11-4 in the third quarter, and then held on to take the win. In the...

‘Niners drop home opener at new facility

Sydney Tanimoto, Staff writer

February 6, 2009

Filed under Sports

The 49ers' debut at the Rhodes Tennis Center did not go as planned, as Florida International came away with the victory, 4-3, on Saturday. Amid screams of frustration and energetic shouts of "c'mon!," the six singles players battled hard. First off the court was Long Beach State's No. 6 singles Lisa Sutton, who was defeated by FIU's Maria Vallosciani, 2-6, 2-6.The one-point loss was converted into a lead when two 49er freshme...

Women’s water polo routed by national champs in opener

Sydney Tanimoto, Staff writer

February 5, 2009

Filed under Men's Water Polo, Sports

Long Beach State's women's water polo team was dominated by defending national champions UCLA, 13 -4, on Thursday night at the 49er Campus Pool.After two minutes of play, No. 3 UCLA made it clear whose game it would be. The 49ers were resoundingly shut out the first quarter after the Bruins recorded four goals.While No. 16 LBSU did make a rally in the fourth quarter by scoring two goals, the Bruins had the last say with thei...

Beach softball prepares for season opener

Beach softball prepares for season opener

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

February 4, 2009

Filed under Softball, Sports

Long Beach State head coach Kim Sowder has every reason to be excited about 2009.Her 49ers softball team is the run-away favorite to win the Big West Conference title, receiving seven of eight first-pl...

Morris expects to return from ankle injury tonight

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

February 4, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

After dropping consecutive games in the Big West Conference to see its conference record fall to 5-2, the Long Beach State men's basketball team showed a lot of heart at UC Irvine.The 49ers (11-9, 6-2 Big West) defeated the Anteaters and held on to first place for at least another few days.They have two more home conference games — tonight and Saturday — before finishing with five of their last six Big West ga...

Aggies return the favor at The Pyramid

Aggies return the favor at The Pyramid

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

February 4, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Box scoreAfter beating UC Davis at their gym last month, the Aggies returned the favor to the Long Beach State men's basketball team, 82-76, Thursday night at the Walter Pyramid in front of 1,953 fans.Vinc...

49er women top UC Davis on the road

Daily 49er sports staff

February 4, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Box scoreThe Long Beach State women's basketball team avenged its loss to UC Davis earlier in the season with a 68-64 victory Thursday night at The Pavilion.The 49ers (5-16, 2-7 Big West Conference) shot 43.3 percent from the field, while the Aggies owned a 41 percent clip.Junior Lauren Sims led the 49ers with a game-high 21 points, while senior Kaiti O'Brien tied her career-high with 18 points. Sophomore LaTorya Barbee also f...