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Long Beach State To Open NCAA Tournament Against Notre Dame At UCLA

May 11, 2014

Long Beach, Calif. - Long Beach State softball will head to a familiar destination for the postseason, traveling to the Los Angeles Regional hosted by UCLA to begin the 2014 NCAA Championship.

The 49ers will open up the regional on Friday at 3 p.m. against Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish enter the tournament with a record of 39-11 overall, and earned an at-large bid after finishing in second place in the ACC. The Fighting Irish were ranked No. 20 last week, and had a 16-5 record in ACC play.

ESPN3 will broadcast all games of the Los Angeles Regional, starting with Long Beach State's game with Notre Dame, which is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. on Friday.

Long Beach State is making its 22nd NCAA Tournament appearance. The 49ers went 38-17 over the regular season and earned the Big West's automatic bid after winning the school's eighth conference title.



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