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Top Walter Pyramid Moments #14: First NCAA Tournament Match Played In the Walter Pyramid
Traci Dahl and the 1994 49ers were the first team to play postseason volleyball in the Walter Pyramid.

Traci Dahl and the 1994 49ers were the first team to play postseason volleyball in the Walter Pyramid.

Dec. 14, 1994

Long Beach, Calif. - There is a long, storied volleyball history in the Walter Pyramid, so it makes sense that the venue hosted its first NCAA tournament match just a few weeks after opening, when Long Beach State women's volleyball welcomed the Grizzlies of Montana.

As a No. 2 seed in the Northwest Regional, the 49ers earned a bye into the second round, where they hosted Montana after the Grizzlies' 3-1 win over Arkansas State.

How did the defending national champions do in their first home NCAA tournament match in the Walter Pyramid? They swept the Grizzlies easily, winning 15-10, 15-6, 15-8 behind 17 kills from Brita Schwerm on .452 hitting. The 49ers then went on to defeat Hawaii before eventually falling to Ohio State in the Northwest Regional Final.

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