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Women’s water polo: 49ers shut out Bucknell

Andrew Turner, Assistant Sports Editor

March 16, 2014

Filed under Sports, Women's Sports, Women's Water Polo

The last two weeks have proved transformative for the Long Beach State women’s water polo team. A group effort spurred 11th-ranked LBSU past Bucknell, 11-0, Thursday in the team’s first shutout of the season. Chelsea Parks, Justine Morgan, Hillary Veselik, and Coriann Snyder had multi-goal games for the 49ers (15-6). Rachel Cretcher, Kayla Robert, and Emily Matheson rounded out the scoring. Kelly Ringel made...

49ers getting to softer portion of season schedule

Andrew Turner, Assistant Sports Editor

March 5, 2014

Filed under Sports, Women's Sports, Women's Water Polo

As the Long Beach State women’s water polo team prepares for the final weekend of its tournament schedule, the team sits comfortably above the .500 mark for the first time all year. The 49ers (10-6) are coming off a four-game sweep of their appearance at the Cal Lutheran Tournament. LBSU collected wins against Occidental, Cal Lutheran, Cal State East Bay, and La Verne. Head coach Gavin Arroyo had pointed to a tougher...

49ers treading .500 waters due to offensive struggles

Andrew Turner, Assistant Sports Editor

February 17, 2014

Filed under Sports, Women's Sports, Women's Water Polo

A tough schedule has left little margin for error for the Long Beach State women’s water polo team. The No. 11 ‘Niners (6-5) have faced eight ranked teams in their first 11 outings. LBSU has earned victories against No. 20 Pacific, No. 15 UC Davis, and No. 6 UC San Diego. The challenging opening stretch has included a pair of losses to fourth-ranked Cal, and one-goal losses to No. 8 San Diego State and No. 16 Cal...

Comeback too little, too late for Long Beach State

Andrew Turner, Assistant Sports Editor

February 3, 2014

Filed under Sports, Women's Sports, Women's Water Polo

Old conference opponents squared off in a battle worthy of a rivalry renewed as the Long Beach State women’s water polo team came up just short in a 5-4 loss to No. 9 San Diego State Sunday at the Campus Pool. The 12th-ranked 49ers struggled out of the gate in their home opener, falling behind 3-0 before staging a comeback that simply ran out of time. Chelsea Parks and Justine Morgan scored two goals apiece. Kelly Ringel...

Long Beach State opens season 3-1 at UCSB Invitational

Andrew Turner, Staff Writer

January 26, 2014

Filed under Sports, Women's Sports, Women's Water Polo

SANTA BARBARA — Unexpected results may ultimately define the season, but the year started according to plan for the Long Beach State women’s water polo team. The 10th-ranked 49ers (3-1) took three of their four matches at the UC Santa Barbara Invitational. LBSU managed a split against a pair of ranked opponents on the tournament’s first day. The Beach dropped its opening game to No. 4 California, 13-6, before knocking...

49ers to open new season looking to build upon historic finish in 2013

49ers to open new season looking to build upon historic finish in 2013

January 22, 2014

The Long Beach State women’s water polo team returns to the pool this season to kick off the year with its highest ranking to open a season since 2006. The 49ers are ranked 11th by the Collegiate...

Women’s water polo sets school record for wins

Andrew Turner, Staff Writer

April 28, 2013

Filed under Sports, Women's Sports, Women's Water Polo

No one could doubt that the Long Beach State women's water polo team was on to something special this season. There was only a question as to where it would wind up, and as it turned out, the final destination ended up being a school record for wins in a single season. "This is fantastic," head coach Gavin Arroyo said. "It's been a challenge, and it's a really nice thing for the girls." The 49ers took third place in this weekend's conference t...

Ringel ‘saving’ season in front of the net

Ringel ‘saving’ season in front of the net

April 9, 2013

The ninth-ranked Long Beach State women's water polo team is in the midst of a special season. The 49ers (22-4, 3-2 Big West Conference) have clinched their first winning season since 2006. In his fif...