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 »

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 »

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 »

Last stretch with undefeated record

Kelsey Cruz, Staff Writer
November 24, 2014
Filed under Sports, Sports News, Women's Sports, Women's Volleyball

The Long Beach State women’s volleyball team will enter its last week of Big West Conference play against UC Irvine and Cal State Fullerton in the Walter Pyramid on Wednesday and Saturday. “Right now, we’re the only non-football school in the top 25,” Gimmillaro said. “All the big football... Read more »

LBSU headed for Big West coronation, NCAA bid

Kelsey Cruz, Staff Writer
November 24, 2014
Filed under Sports, Sports News, Women's Sports, Women's Volleyball

The iconic fist pump from head coach Brian Gimmillaro said it all. They did it. They’re champions. The Long Beach State women’s volleyball team secured the Big West title and the automatic qualifier into the NCAA Tournament after sweeping UC Davis and UC Riverside last weekend. “It’s... Read more »

The 49ers are Big West champions

Kelsey Cruz , Staff Writer
November 22, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Sports, Women's Volleyball

  The iconic fist pump from head coach Brian Gimmillaro said it all.  They did it. They’re champions. The Long Beach State women’s volleyball team secured the Big West title... Read more »