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LBSU men’s volleyball beats No. 2 UCLA to stay No. 1

LBSU men’s volleyball beats No. 2 UCLA to stay No. 1

February 21, 2018

LOS ANGELES — The two best volleyball teams in the country squared off for the second time in five days Wednesday at Pauley Pavilion. No. 1 Long Beach State men’s volleyball team edged out No. 2 UCLA in a nail biting four set match. LBSU (14-0) came into the...

What it’s like to be No. 1

What it’s like to be No. 1

February 19, 2018

Basketball and baseball pull the most numbers when it comes to attendance at Long Beach State sporting events, but Saturday marked a new men’s volleyball record set at the Walter Pyramid, with 4,560 in attendance to wat...

No. 1 Long Beach State takes down No. 2 UCLA in home victory

No. 1 Long Beach State takes down No. 2 UCLA in home victory

February 18, 2018

The No. 1 Long Beach State men’s volleyball team remained undefeated after beating No. 2 UCLA in an electric four-set match Saturday at the Walter Pyramid. The match took place in front of a men’s volleyball re...

TJ DeFalco was the spark igniting a dominate second set against UCLA

TJ DeFalco was the spark igniting a dominate second set against UCLA

Luke Ramirez, Assistant Sports Editor

February 18, 2018

Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Sports, Today

A men’s volleyball record crowd of 4,560 inside the Walter Pyramid Saturday sat in near silence after No. 2 UCLA won the first set 25-23 over No. 1 Long Beach State men’s volleyball. A kill by senior opposite Ch...

No.1 Long Beach State squares off against No. 2 UCLA in anticipated matchup

Zackery Handy, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Sports

Saturday at the Walter Pyramid will be the premier men’s volleyball matchup of the year, as No. 1 LBSU will host No. 2 UCLA in Long Beach for a highly anticipated matchup. Long Beach (12-0) will enter the contest coming off of a two-game road trip in which it took care of Harvard (1-6) and George Mason (4-7) in six straight sets.  The wins pushed them to 12-0 on the season and added to their total of 29 consecutive ...

No. 1 Long Beach State men’s volleyball sweep George Mason in gritty road effort

Zackery Handy, Staff Writer

February 11, 2018

Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Sports, Today, Uncategorized

The No. 1 Long Beach State men’s volleyball team continued its perfect season by taking care of a feisty George Mason team in straight sets on the road in Fairfax, Virginia Saturday. George Mason (4-7) would test Long Beach State (12-0) in the first set, battling through 13 ties and four lead changes, nearly breaking the team’s consecutive sets streak at 26. Long Beach would hold on and eventually take care of the pe...

No. 1 Long Beach State hits the road for two game road trip

Zachery Handy, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018

Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Sports, Today

The No.1 ranked Long Beach State men’s volleyball team heads east this week as the players prepare for a two-game road trip against Harvard (1-3) and George Mason (3-6). LBSU (10-0) looks to improve on a historical start to the season, as it is now the best start for the program in over 10 years. The team is also in the midst of a 23 consecutive sets won streak. The team's first obstacle waits in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where it...

No. 1 Long Beach state stay undefeated in sweep over Concordia

Zackery Handy, Staff Writer

February 4, 2018

Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Volleyball, Sports, Today

The No. 1 Long Beach State men’s volleyball team dominated in its tenth win of the season as it swept Concordia University 25-20, 25-14, 25-13 Friday at the Walter Pyramid. LBSU (10-0) was led by junior outside hitter TJ DeFalco who posted a double-double going for 12 kills (.500) and 12 digs. He added one block and four assists to the night. DeFalco’s 12 kills would also lead him to crack into the top 20 on the Long Beach all-time kill list moving into 19t...