Long Beach State looked very fresh in the team's final tuneup before the Big West Challenge. The 49ers handed the Gaels their first loss of the season, dropping St. Mary's 5-0 without losing a single set on Thursday in the final home match of the season for The Beach.
No. 5 Long Beach State will play one final ranked opponent at home in the regular season, hosting No. 8 St. Mary's on Thursday at the LBSU Sand Courts. The match will begin at 1 p.m.
Long Beach State continued its win streak Tuesday, winning the top four flights to defeat No. 6 UCLA 4-1 at the LBSU Sand Courts. All four wins came in straight sets, while Ciana and Morea Wagner dropped a tight 3-set decision at No. 5.
No. 5 Long Beach State will face one of their closest competitors Tuesday, hosting No. 6 UCLA at the LBSU Sand Courts at 1 p.m.