Veronica Walls tied for the team lead with five kills.
Dec. 3, 1998
Long Beach, Calif. - After running through the regular season with an unblemished record in 1998, Long Beach State got off to an unprecedented start in the NCAA Tournament as a host for the first and second rounds with a 15-0, 15-0, 15-0 win over Southern.
The dominant sweep was the only time that a school has ever held a program scoreless in the NCAA Tournament, and one of just six times that the accomplishment has ever happened.
The 49ers set a record in the match, hitting .615 as a team with 25 kills and one error on 39 attempts. The 49ers were led by Benishe Dillard and Veronica Walls who each had five kills. The low totals were in part due to the 49ers dominance, forcing Southern into 17 errors while LBSU made 15 aces, second-most in school history.
The team went on to win its third NCAA title, winning three more postseason matches in the Walter Pyramid before defeating Penn State in the National Championship game.
TOP 15 WALTER PYRAMID MOMENTS
- #15 | Unranked Women's Volleyball Upsets No. 8 Florida
- #14 | First NCAA Tournament match played in the Walter Pyramid
- #13 | Men's Basketball defeats UC Riverside for regular season Big West Championship
- #12 | Men's Basketball defeats UCSB in Homecoming comeback
- #11 | Women's Volleyball defeats No. 14 Hawaii in front of 5,015
- #10 | No. 2 Women's Volleyball defeats No. 4 Stanford
- #9 | Men's Basketball erases 23-point deficit on Homecoming
- #8 | Men's Basketball defeats USC
- #7 | Women's Volleyball defeats Texas to advance to the Final Four
- #6 | Men's Basketball gets first overtime win in the Walter Pyramid