Daily 49er

LBSU swept in volleyball tournament finale

Daily 49er sports staff

January 9, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

The No. 4 Long Beach State men's volleyball team was swept by host and No. 14 UC Santa Barbara at Robertson Gymnasium on Saturday.The 49ers (1-2) lost in three sets, 25-30, 19-30, 26-30, to the Gauchos in the finale of the 45th annual Elephant Bar Restaurant Collegiate Invitational.Playing without All-American Dean Bittner, LBSU hit just .107 in the opening set to get off to a slow startUCSB (2-1), the top-seeded team in ...

49ers open regular season with tournament split

49ers open regular season with tournament split

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

January 8, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

The Long Beach State men's volleyball team will play for third place at the 45th annual Elephant Bar Restaurant Collegiate Invitational on Saturday.The fourth-ranked 49ers (1-1) will play No. 14 and tou...

LBSU men alone atop Big West

LBSU men alone atop Big West

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

January 7, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

For the first time in nine years, the Long Beach State men's basketball team has won its first three Big West Conference games.The 49ers went on the road and defeated the University of Pacific Tigers, 74-66,...

A tale of two halves: The Beach falls to Pacific, 76-62

A tale of two halves: The Beach falls to Pacific, 76-62

January 7, 2009

Energized by a record-breaking home crowd of 2,656, The Beach sprinted out on to an early lead only to watch the Pacific Tigers claw back in the second half Thursday afternoon.The Tigers, behind the str...

Beach women to host Pacific in Big West home opener

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

January 6, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

In an initiative to increase awareness and attendance at women's college basketball games thoughout the country, Long Beach State will participate in the NCAA Pack the House Challenge on Thursday.The 49ers (3-10, 0-2 Big West Conference) will host the Pacific Tigers (7-6, 1-0 Big West) at the Walter Pyramid. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m.Each school selects a designated game for the challenge and one member from each conference ...

Late first-half barrage keys 70-57 victory over Cal Poly

Late first-half barrage keys 70-57 victory over Cal Poly

Matt Moreno, Staff writer

January 3, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Long Beach State men's basketball team used a 14-0 run in last two minutes of the first half to put away the Cal Poly Mustangs for good, 70-57, at the Walter Pyramid on Sunday.The 49ers (7-7, 2-0 Big ...

‘Niners too much for Gauchos at the Pyramid

‘Niners too much for Gauchos at the Pyramid

Tucker Savoye, Assistant sports editor

January 2, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

In his first career Big West Conference game, Long Beach State freshman point guard Casper Ware looked like a veteran Friday night.Ware torched the Gauchos for 21 points as LBSU (6-7, 1-0 Big West) beat...

Losses, season-ending injuries mount for LBSU women

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

January 2, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Head coach Mary Hegarty may have lost more than the Big West Conference opener Friday night.Long Beach State was routed, 66-48, by host UC Santa Barbara at The Thunderdome.Junior transfer Whitney Fields notched her third double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds, in addition to four steals, to pace the ‘Niners (3-9, 0-1 Big West). Junior guard Lauren Sims added 10 points and was the only other 49er to...