49ers to face nation-leading team

49ers to face nation-leading team

Zachary Weber, Contributing Writer
December 8, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports News, Sports Showcase, Women's Basketball, Women's Sports

The Long Beach State women’s basketball team will continue its six-game home slate, and look to extend its five-game win streak when it faces California at the Walter Pyramid on Saturday at 4 p.m. The Bears (7-1) will go into Saturday’s game ranked No. 10 in the country. They are ranked first... Read more »

Bruins claw 49ers

Kelsey Cruz, Staff Writer
December 8, 2014
Filed under Sports, Sports News, Women's Sports, Women's Volleyball

The Beach came into the second round of the NCAA on Saturday with a plan, a 17-match and 22-set win streak and a sweep the night before – but it fell in just three sets to UCLA. “I haven’t seen that before,” head coach Brian Gimmillaro said. “We’ve played poorly before in big NCAA games,... Read more »

Maturity helps 49ers win

Maturity helps 49ers win

Zachary Weber, Contributing Writer
December 8, 2014
Filed under Sports, Sports News, Women's Basketball, Women's Sports

The Long Beach State women’s basketball team used a strong defensive in the second half to defeat San Francisco 70-58 on Sunday in the Walter Pyramid. The Beach held a 46.9 field-goal percentage compared to the Dons’ 37.5 percent. LBSU outscored the Dons 41-31 in the second half. Head coach Jodi... Read more »

49ers roll into NCAA 2nd round

Kelsey Cruz, Staff Writer
December 6, 2014
Filed under Sports, Sports News, Women's Sports, Women's Volleyball

The Long Beach State women’s volleyball team earned redemption in the first round of the NCAA on Friday night with a win against the University of San Diego. The Toreros faced the 49ers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in 2010 and 2011, and beat The Beach in both matches. The 49ers (27-4,... Read more »

49ers look for redemption

Kelsey Cruz, Staff Writer
December 3, 2014
Filed under Sports, Sports News, Women's Sports, Women's Volleyball

The Long Beach State women’s volleyball team will be in a familiar setup this weekend when it faces the University of San Diego in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in the Pauley Pavilion on Friday. The 49ers (26-4, 16-0 Big West Conference) have faced USD (19-11, 12-6 West Coast Conference)... Read more »

Thirty Years of Legend

Thirty Years of Legend

Kelsey Cruz, Staff Writer
December 2, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports News, Sports Showcase, Women's Sports, Women's Volleyball

Head coach Brian Gimmillaro has been called demanding, tough and strict. But what could be intimidating for some, has been motivating for Long Beach State’s women’s volleyball team. “You can’t come here wanting the easy road,” 1998 alumna Misty May-Treanor said. “If you come to Long Beach,... Read more »

Last of the road game stretch

Last of the road game stretch

Anita Wang, Sports Editor
December 1, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports News, Sports Showcase, Women's Basketball, Women's Sports

After capturing three straight wins away from home, the 49ers will conclude their four-game road swing against Pepperdine on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Malibu. Five wins to one loss marks the 49ers’ best six-game start since the 1991-92 campaign. Senior Lauren Spargo gets to experience her team’s... Read more »

49ers end season undefeated

49ers end season undefeated

Kelsey Cruz, Staff Writer
December 1, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports News, Sports Showcase, Women's Sports, Women's Volleyball

On Sunday evening, the No. 16 Long Beach State women’s volleyball team sat lined up in front of a crowd of fans that came to watch who, when and where the team would play in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. LBSU (24-6, 16-0 Big West Conference) will play the University of San Diego (19-11,... Read more »