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Long Beach State women’s volleyball team moves to 9-0 in Big West

Long Beach State women’s volleyball team moves to 9-0 in Big West

October 24, 2016

It wasn’t easy, but the Long Beach State women’s volleyball team remained unbeaten in Big West play after wins against UC Santa Barbara Friday and Cal Poly Saturday. On Saturday, the 49ers faced their toughest ...

Long Beach State women’s volleyball team start two-game road trip

Matthew Simon, Sports Editor

October 20, 2016

Filed under Sports, Women's Sports, Women's Volleyball

After playing two games in the last two weeks, the Long Beach State women’s volleyball team will have back-to-back contests against UC Santa Barbara Friday and Cal Poly Saturday.   With almost a week’s break, the 49ers (13-7, 7-0) are coming off a quality sweep against Cal State Northridge on Saturday.   On Friday, LBSU takes on UC Santa Barbara (12-8, 3-4) for the second time since Oct. 1, when the 49ers ...

Long Beach State women’s volleyball team sweeps CSUN; moves to 7-0 in Big West

Monica Gallardo, Staff Writer

October 16, 2016

Filed under Sports, Women's Sports, Women's Volleyball

The Long Beach State women’s volleyball team extended their win streak to seven after posting a season-high hitting percentage in a sweep of Cal State Northridge Saturday night at the Walter Pyramid. The 49ers (13-7, 7-0) continued their hot start coming off last weekend’s victory against Hawai’i for first place in the Big West conference and defeated the CSUN Matadors (6-12, 2-4) 25-14, 25-21 and 25-15. LBSU had a se...

Long Beach State upsets Hawai’i; takes over first place in Big West

Long Beach State upsets Hawai’i; takes over first place in Big West

October 9, 2016

In a night the 49ers won’t soon forget, the Long Beach State women’s volleyball team beat Hawai’i after senior outside hitter Nele Barber knocked in the match-winning point Saturday at Walter Pyr...

Long Beach State women’s volleyball avoids upset; moved to first place in Big West

Matthew Simon, Sports Editor

October 5, 2016

Filed under Sports, Women's Sports, Women's Volleyball

What started off as an early upset turned around quickly as the Long Beach State women’s volleyball team beat UC Riverside in four sets Wednesday night in Riverside. In the first set, LBSU and UCR traded points early on and were tied 6-6. After the Highlanders tied the match, the 49ers went on a 4-point streak to take a 10-6 lead thanks to junior middle blocker Ashley Murray, who had three assists. The two teams ex...

Long Beach State women’s volleyball team is looking to remain unbeaten in Big West

Matthew Simon, Sports Editor

October 5, 2016

Filed under Sports, Women's Sports, Women's Volleyball

With a 4-0 start in conference play, the Long Beach State women’s volleyball team looks to remain unbeaten in the Big West as they head to UC Riverside today. The 49ers are coming off two impressive wins, comprised of sweeps against Cal Poly Friday and UC Santa Barbara Saturday. LBSU’s defense was solid against the Mustangs as they held Cal Poly to a .106 hitting percentage while recording 14 blocks. In the match, s...

Long Beach State pair net Big West Honors

Matthew Simon, Sports Editor

October 4, 2016

Filed under Sports, Women's Sports, Women's Volleyball

After the Long Beach State women’s volleyball team went 2-0 last weekend, senior outside hitter Nele Barber and freshman middle blocker YiZhi Xue earned Big West honors. Barber was named Big West Player of the Week Monday, the second time since Sept. 12. The senior was vital in LBSU’s wins against Cal Poly Sept. 30 and UC Santa Barbara Sunday. Against the Mustangs, Barber had 15 kills in the first two sets and nine digs as th...

YiZhi Xue leads Long Beach State in sweep against UC Santa Barbara

Luke Ramirez, Staff Writer

October 3, 2016

Filed under Sports, Women's Sports, Women's Volleyball

Behind freshman YiZhi Xue’s career-high 12 kills, the 49ers swept UC Santa Barbara Saturday at the Walter Pyramid. The 6-foot-4-inch freshman had a .556 hitting percentage and got the crowd cheering with her emphatic strikes as she lead the 49ers (10-7, 4-0) to win their fourth consecutive game. According to head coach Brian Gimmillaro, the UCSB team (10-6) was dealing with a few injuries, which lead to a mismatc...