THIS WEEK AT LONG BEACH STATE

By: 
Benny Garcia

Player of the Week: Tia Chavira, Women’s Volleyball – Tia Chavira moved from setter to outside hitter and made the most of her performance as she led the Beach in kills with a career-high 14 against UCSB, before besting that with a new career-high of 16 versus Cal Poly. She finished the week hitting .371 (30-7-62) with a total of 30 kills (4.29 per set) and 16 digs (2.29 per set).

Last Week

Women’s Volleyball (12-15, 9-6 Big West)
Won vs. UC Santa Barbara, 3-0 [25-22, 25-19, 25-18]
Won vs. Cal Poly, 3-1 [25-18, 23-25, 25-17, 25-19]
The Beach went 2-0 last week behind a pair of career-efforts by freshman Tia Chavira who tallied a double-double (14 kills, 10 digs) against UCSB, then followed that performance with 16 kills against Cal Poly. LBSU used an all-around team effort in both matches as Carly Aigner-Swesey paced the Beach offense to a .279 attack percentage on the week.

No. 8 Men’s Water Polo (16-12, 2-3 GCC)
Won at No. 13 Loyola Marymount, 21-20 (2OT)
Won at No. 14 UC Irvine, 11-8
Long Beach State won a thriller at LMU and then closed the regular season with a Black and Blue Rivalry win to secure the four seed at the upcoming Golden Coast Conference Tournament, where the Beach are the defending champs
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Men’s Basketball (1-3)
Lost at Stanford, 86-58
Lost at No. 18 Saint Mary’s, 81-63
True freshman Joshua Morgan has impressed through four games, leading the team with nine blocks while averaging 6.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.

Women’s Basketball (1-2)
Lost at No. 11 UCLA, 86-51
Justina King turned in a solid performance last week at No. 11 UCLA as the sophomore led the Beach with 22 points, four rebounds, four assists, and two steals. She connected on 8-of-14 field goals and was 4-for-7 from long distance.

Cross Country
at NCAA West Regional
Sophomore Raymon Ornelas was the top runner for the Beach and recorded a lifetime best, finishing in 76th place with a time of 31:20.9 in the 10K.

Women’s Tennis, Idle

Women’s Golf, Idle

Men’s Golf, Idle

This Week

Women’s Volleyball
at Hawaii, Friday, 9 p.m.
Honolulu, Hawaii

Men’s Water Polo, at Golden Coast Conference Tournament
vs. (5) San Jose State
Friday, 1 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, TBA
Malibu, Calif.

Men’s Basketball
vs. Fresno Pacific
Friday, 7 p.m., Walter Pyramid
at No. 14 Arizona
Sunday, 5:30 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)
Tucson, Ariz.

Women’s Basketball
vs. Utah State, Monday, 7 p.m.
vs. Loyola Marymount, Saturday, 7 p.m.,Walter Pyramid

Women’s Tennis, Idle

Women’s Golf, Idle

Men’s Golf, Idle

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