Ranked teams sweep LBSU women’s volleyball in first two season matches

Anita Wang, Sports Editor
September 1, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Sports, Women's Volleyball

The Long Beach State women’s volleyball team opened its season with an unpleasant start after being swept during the first two days of the Illini Classic in Illinois. The 49ers (1-2) fell to No. 11 Illinois Friday. They followed close behind the Illini during the first two sets and lost 25-21, but... Read more »

Women’s soccer takes first two season home games against Georgia, Denver.

Women’s soccer takes first two season home games against Georgia, Denver.

Oscar Terrones, Assistant Sports Editor
September 1, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Women's Soccer, Women's Sports

The Long Beach State women’s soccer team used a pair of thrilling comebacks to secure its first two home wins of the season against Georgia and Denver at the George Allen Field. Almost immediately, at the start of the second half, the 49ers were down 1-0 after Georgia’s Caroline Waters scored. The... Read more »

Long Beach State women’s soccer weekend preview

Long Beach State women’s soccer weekend preview

Oscar Terrones, Sports Assistant Editor
August 28, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer, Women's Sports

Winless through its first two games, the Long Beach State women’s soccer team will host a pair of opponents this weekend at George Allen Field. The 49ers (0-1-1) failed to get on the scoreboard against USC and Georgetown, the latter of which is currently ranked no. 20 in the NCAA top 25 ranking.... Read more »

Women’s volleyball misses NCAA tournament two years in a row

Women’s volleyball misses NCAA tournament two years in a row

Anita Wang, Sports Editor
August 26, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Women's Sports, Women's Volleyball

It has been two consecutive years since the Long Beach State women’s volleyball team advanced to the NCAA postseason, making it head coach Brian Gimmillaro’s first time missing out on the tournament back-to-back in his 29-year tenure at the school. “I believe in our coaching, what we teach and... Read more »

Women’s soccer team hopeful for national title

Women’s soccer team hopeful for national title

Oscar Terrones, Assistant Sports Editor
August 26, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Women's Soccer, Women's Sports

The Long Beach State women’s soccer team failed to qualify for the Big West tournament last year for only the third time since Mauricio Ingrassia took over as head coach in 2004. With several young players returning with at least a year of experience, there appears to be a good chance of reaching... Read more »

Mimi Rangel: Small, but plays loud on the field

Mimi Rangel: Small, but plays loud on the field

Oscar Terrones, Assistant Sports Editor
August 25, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer, Women's Sports

Arriving at Long Beach State as a highly touted recruit, Mimi Rangel quickly established herself as one of the more valuable pieces on the women’s soccer team. As a freshman last year, Rangel dominated the Big West Conference. In addition to being named the Big West Freshman of the Year, she earned... Read more »

Long Beach State claims victory against Northridge, loses to Southern California

Long Beach State claims victory against Northridge, loses to Southern California

Anita Wang, Sports Editor
August 24, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Women's Soccer, Women's Sports

One was the magic number for the Long Beach State women’s soccer team, which played its first match of the season against Cal State Northridge and won the game 1-0 last Saturday. Within the first 18 minutes against Northridge (0-1), a Matador defender deflected a cross, allowing freshman Ashley... Read more »

LBSU women’s volleyball picked to finish second

LBSU women’s volleyball picked to finish second

Anita Wang, Sports Editor
August 17, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Sports, Women's Volleyball

Coaches of the Big West Conference chose the Long Beach State women’s volleyball team to finish second behind Hawaii for the third consecutive year. The 49ers have finished with at least a second place standing in the past decade, claiming the top spot... Read more »