The Beach sweeps opening Big West weekend

The Beach sweeps opening Big West weekend

Kelsey Cruz, Contributing Writer
September 29, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Volleyball

The Long Beach State women’s volleyball team defeated both Black and Blue rival UC Irvine and Orange County rival Cal State Fullerton during the Big West Conference opening weekend on Friday and Saturday. The 49ers (12-4, 2-0 Big West) finished UCI in four close sets (25-21, 22-25, 26-24 and 25-21)... Read more »

LBSU’s Player of the Week

LBSU’s Player of the Week

Mimi Rangel, Contributing Writer
September 24, 2014
Filed under Sports, Sports Score, Women's Soccer

Sophomore Mimi Rangel of the Long Beach State women’s soccer team scored the only goal in a 1-1 tie against Wake Forest last Monday, keeping her team undefeated at home. She had a team-high, four attempts... Read more »

49ers drop out of top-25, set to play Santa Clara

Oscar Terrones, Assistant Sports Editor
September 24, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

The Long Beach State women’s soccer team dropped out of the NCAA top-25 and will play Santa Clara at George Allen Field on Sunday. The 49ers (4-3-3) have returned from a cross-country trip in Florida. This will be the first home game for the 49ers in nearly two weeks. After ranking in the NCAA... Read more »

Versatile captain leads 49ers

Versatile captain leads 49ers

Oscar Terrones, Assistant Sports Editor
September 23, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Women's Soccer, Women's Sports

A year-and-a-half ago, the loss of four senior defenders forced Taylor Nelson into unfamiliar territory. Long Beach State women’s soccer coach Mauricio Ingrassia didn’t want a defensive back line of all freshmen, so he trusted Nelson to be a leader when he needed her most. After being a center... Read more »

Digging from under the radar: Volleyball star pushes teammates into spotlight

Digging from under the radar: Volleyball star pushes teammates into spotlight

Willie L. Alexander III, Contributing Writer
September 21, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Volleyball

Elimination rounds of the U21 World Sand Volleyball Championships had begun, and Sophie Bukovec, along with her partner Tia Miric, were looking to move into the quarterfinals. The two Canadians won the first match; during the middle of the second one, Bukovec’s necklace broke, and the pendant that... Read more »

Women’s soccer off to Florida

Women’s soccer off to Florida

Oscar Terrones, Assistant Sports Editor
September 17, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports News, Women's Soccer, Women's Sports

The No. 23 Long Beach State women’s soccer team will travel across the country this weekend to face a pair of schools in Florida. The 49ers (3-2-3) will play their second and third out-of-state games against the... Read more »

Last tournament of season in Bakersfield

Last tournament of season in Bakersfield

Kelsey Cruz, Contributing Writer
September 17, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Volleyball

The Long Beach State women’s volleyball team will embark on its last tournament before conference play, facing three teams in the Roadrunner Classic Volleyball Tournament this weekend in Bakersfield. The 49ers (8-3)... Read more »

Women’s volleyball, not up to par

Anita Wang, Sports Editor
September 16, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Sports, Women's Volleyball

If there’s anything Long Beach State is known for, it’s the success of its sports programs. The women’s volleyball team hasn’t been living up to its expectations. We... Read more »