Women’s volleyball, not up to par

Anita Wang, Sports Editor
September 16, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Sports, Women's Volleyball

If there’s anything Long Beach State is known for, it’s the success of its sports programs. The women’s volleyball team hasn’t been living up to its expectations. We don’t have a football team, and the basketball team is still working to lose its mid-major association. Besides the... Read more »

Inevitable NFL injuries set star players back early on in season

Inevitable NFL injuries set star players back early on in season

Oscar Terrones, Assistant Sports Editor
September 16, 2014
Filed under Sports

Injuries in the NFL are a formality. There’s no avoiding injuries, given the violent nature of the sport, which is why teams are allowed such large rosters (53 players). This year has been no exception, with several notable players going down with injuries that will keep them out for an extended period... Read more »

The Beach stays undefeated at home, draw against Wake Forest

The Beach stays undefeated at home, draw against Wake Forest

Oscar Terrones, Assistant Sports Editor
September 16, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer, Women's Sports

The Long Beach State women's soccer team finished a double overtime match against Wake Forest, which made it to last year's Sweet Sixteen, in a 1-1 draw. The 49ers (3-2-3) are coming off their second loss of the season with a 2-0 decision at BYU on Saturday. Less than 48 hours later, they faced Wake... Read more »

Russian native backhands way to success

Russian native backhands way to success

Jonathan Murrietta, Contributing Writer
September 15, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Women's Sports, Women's Tennis

Many universities wanted Karolina Rozenberg to play tennis for them. Longing for that true, Southern California experience, she accepted a scholarship to play tennis for Long Beach State, majoring in international business. She has worn the black and gold uniform while helping catapult head coach Jenny... Read more »

Five-match winning streak snaps

Five-match winning streak snaps

Kelsey Cruz, Contributing Writer
September 15, 2014
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Women's Sports, Women's Volleyball

The Long Beach State women’s volleyball team saw its five-match winning streak snap on the first night of the three-day LBSU/LMU Tournament this past weekend. But the team continued the weekend by sweeping the remaining three opponents. The 49ers (8-3) fell 3-1 to undefeated Loyola Marymount... Read more »

The Beach continues to outscore opponents

William Hernandez, Contributing Writer
September 15, 2014
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Water Polo, Sports

With the scorching sun overhead, the fifth-ranked Long Beach State men’s water polo team defeated Whittier College 16-7 and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 18-5. The hot and dry temperature of 107 degrees Sunday afternoon had little effect on the play of the team at the Inland Empire Tournament as they outscored... Read more »

Extra hot weekend at UCR Invitational

Anita Wang, Sports Editor
September 14, 2014
Filed under Men's Cross Country, Men's Sports, Sports, Women's Cross Country, Women's Sports

Amid the 104-degree weather in Riverside over the weekend, the men’s cross country team placed ninth out of 29 teams in the 8,000-meter, while the women’s side placed 16th of 23 teams in the 6K at the UCR Invitational. Sophomore Kevin Ramirez placed 30th out of 239 runners... Read more »

First loss since season opener, to BYU

Oscar Terrones, Assistant Sports Editor
September 14, 2014
Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer, Women's Sports

In its first out-of-state game, the Long Beach State women’s soccer team stumbled to a 2-0 loss against BYU. The 49ers (3-2-2) went into the weekend ranked No. 23 in the country and had their five-game streak snap on the road against BYU (2-3-2). This was their first loss since the season opener,... Read more »