NCAA title studded Ohio State, Long Beach agree to non-conference match for 2020

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The two teams that have combined to win the last four NCAA championships will face each other during the upcoming season.

The Ohio State men’s volleyball Twitter account tweeted on Friday that the team has scheduled a home non-conference match against Long Beach State in 2020. Continue reading “NCAA title studded Ohio State, Long Beach agree to non-conference match for 2020”

DeFalco’s swan song at Long Beach State just pure dominance

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Brendan Yu | Off the Block senior correspondent

In a finals match-up where only the thinnest of margins separated the No. 1 seed Hawai’i and the No. 2 seed Long Beach State, the slightest advantage may have made all the difference.

For the 49ers, it may have been the experience of having won it the year before. Perhaps it was the comfort of playing for the championship on the home floor. Continue reading “DeFalco’s swan song at Long Beach State just pure dominance”

Stat Breakdown: Long Beach’s DeFalco, Ensing, Tuaniga in NCAA Tournament

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Four years at Long Beach State and four NCAA Tournament appearances.

Long Beach State’s three senior First-Team All-Americans — outside attacker TJ DeFalco, opposite Kyle Ensing and setter Josh Tuaniga — have helped the team reach a program-record four consecutive NCAA Tournament’s. In addition, the trio will be playing in their seventh NCAA Tournament match as the defending NCAA champions face Hawai’i in the finals on Saturday. Continue reading “Stat Breakdown: Long Beach’s DeFalco, Ensing, Tuaniga in NCAA Tournament”