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Outside hitter Nele Barber and the 49ers hope to go 4-0 in the conference for a second consecutive season. Bobby Yagake | Daily 49er

Outside hitter Nele Barber and the 49ers hope to go 4-0 in the conference for a second consecutive season. Bobby Yagake | Daily 49er

Bobby Yagake

Outside hitter Nele Barber and the 49ers hope to go 4-0 in the conference for a second consecutive season. Bobby Yagake | Daily 49er

Bobby Yagake

Bobby Yagake

Outside hitter Nele Barber and the 49ers hope to go 4-0 in the conference for a second consecutive season. Bobby Yagake | Daily 49er

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Women’s Volleyball

Who: Cal Poly

When: Friday at 7 p.m.

Where: Mott Athletics Center, San Luis Obispo

Need to know: The Mustangs are heading into the 56th match-up with the 49ers, trailing in the all-time record 37-18. Cal Poly is looking to get their first win against the 49ers since 2013 at home this weekend. The 49ers should watch out for sophomore setter Taylor Nelson who has made a name for herself in the Mustang record books totaling 1,336 career assists and is averaging 10.60 assists per set.

Who: UC Santa Barbara

When: Saturday at 7 p.m.

Where: The Thunderdome, Santa Barbara

Need to know: The Gauchos return home to the Thunderdome to take on the 49ers, which swept them in both matches last season. LBSU hitters will need to avoid freshman libero Emilia Petrachi who leads the defense for UCSB. She is averaging 4.38 digs per set and ranks second in the Big West. Petrachi recorded a match-high 19 digs against University of Hawaii last weekend.

 

Men’s Water Polo

Who: UC Irvine

When: Saturday at noon

Where: Anteater Aquatics Complex, Irvine

Need to know: The black and blue rivalry continues as the Anteaters try and break a five game losing streak against LBSU. The 49er defense will have to keep an eye on junior utility Kyle Trush who heads the Anteaters offensive attack with 18 goals and is ranked eight in the MPSF in goals per game, with an average of 2.00.

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