The 49ers dropped a three-set decision to top-ranked BYU Saturday at the Gold Mine.
March 23, 2013
LONG BEACH - The fourth-ranked Long Beach State men's volleyball team was unable to find its rhythm against No. 1 BYU as the Cougars came out on top, 25-22, 25-13, 25-15, Saturday evening in front of 1,829 fans at the Gold Mine.
It was the 49ers' first and only match of the season to be played in the Gold Mine as there was an outside event that was taking place in the Walter Pyramid on Saturday.
Junior Connor Olbright also had 29 assists and a match-high eight digs.
The opening set was a back-and-forth affair with 12 ties and five lead changes. BYU held the early advantage before an Echave kill put Long Beach State up, 13-12. The Cougars came right back with two-straight points to reclaim the lead. The 49ers were able to knot it up three more times, with the last one at 21-21, but BYU outscored LBSU, 4-1, down the stretch for the 25-22 victory.
The visitors carried the momentum into set two as they took control early and pulled ahead 11-2 on a Russ Lavaja kill. Long Beach State trailed by at least eight the rest of the way as BYU ran away with the 25-13 win.
The 49ers (17-7, 13-6 MPSF) scored the first point of the third frame, but the Cougars then notched three-straight to go up by two. LBSU stayed within striking distance and trailed 8-7 following a kill from Ammerman, before BYU used a 6-0 spurt to go on top, 14-7. Long Beach State was unable to dig itself out of the hole as the Cougars prevailed, 25-15.
BYU (17-3, 16-2 MPSF) hit .434 on the night, while holding the 49ers to a season-low .154 hitting percentage. The Cougars also owned a 13.5-to-4.0 edge in team blocks. Ben Patch led BYU with a match-high 12 kills.
Long Beach State returns to action next weekend when it hits the road for the first time in over a month as it heads to Pacific (March 29) and No. 6 Stanford (March 30) for a pair of MPSF matches.
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