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Looking back on a season of highs and lows at LBSU

Looking back on a season of highs and lows at LBSU

May 19, 2018

No one will ever forget the year that ended the 20-year drought of winning a National Championship. The men’s volleyball team found redemption after losing in the semifinals last season by winning a nation...

Beach volleyball gets snubbed from NCAA Championship

Samantha Diaz, Arts and Life Editor

May 1, 2018

Filed under Beach Volleyball, Commentary, Sports, Today, Women's Sports

Rachel Nieto wiped her tears and Emma Kirst composed herself before the pair went back out onto the court to face Hawaii. They had to finish their game with the news that the team would not move on to the NCAA Championship. Hawaii celebrated on the other side, as Long Beach’s beach volleyball team’s season came to an end. For a team that never dropped below the seventh spot in the nation, it was baffling that the team di...

No. 6 Long Beach fails to make the NCAA Championship

Samantha Diaz, Arts and Life Editor

April 29, 2018

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

Long Beach beach volleyball will end its 26-8 season on a low note after being left out of the NCAA Championship selection following the Big West Tournament. The team traveled to Hawaii this past weekend along with five other top-ranked schools to compete for bids to the NCAA championship. Long Beach was expected for a bid at the at-large selection, but missed the spots to Louisiana State and Florida International Univ...

No. 6 Long Beach heads to Hawaii for the Big West Tournament

No. 6 Long Beach heads to Hawaii for the Big West Tournament

April 25, 2018

The Big West beach volleyball tournament this weekend will feature three teams ranked top 10 in the nation. No. 3 Hawaii, No. 4 Cal Poly and No. 6 Long Beach State will battle for the Big West Confere...

Height can’t stop Karelov from creating a powerful court presence

Height can’t stop Karelov from creating a powerful court presence

April 11, 2018

From the moment Sasha Karelov could walk, she knew volleyball would be her future. “[Volleyball] was like thrown onto me,” Karelov said. “As soon as I started running, my mom was like, ‘Let’s...

No. 5 LBSU continues its win streak in a rainy day double-header

No. 5 LBSU continues its win streak in a rainy day double-header

March 23, 2018

Long Beach battled through rain and heavy winds but still managed to roll past two opponents Thursday, coming only one set shy of sweeping both teams. No. 5 Long Beach beach volleyball (8-1) played its third double ...

Long Beach finishes its homestand with back-to-back wins

Long Beach finishes its homestand with back-to-back wins

March 16, 2018

With the match on the line in the third set, Hannah Matt rose above the net and spiked the ball through the fingers of her opponents, winning the game for Long Beach and bringing a rush of players on the sand...

No. 8 Long Beach sweeps competition

No. 8 Long Beach sweeps competition

March 12, 2018

After five hours of play and heavy wind, No. 8 Long Beach beach volleyball finished its double header with back-to-back sweeps Monday. Long Beach (4-1) dropped only one set in both matches, starting ...