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Top Walter Pyramid Moment #5: Women's Volleyball defeats Southern in NCAA Tournament without allowing a point
Veronica Walls tied for the team lead with five kills.

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.


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