The Lions took a lead, but Long Beach State prevailed 3-2.
The Beach fell twice on Saturday 3-2 to the Rainbow Wahine.
Long Beach State reaches the national finals against USC.
The Beach faces No. 1 USC Saturday to advance to the finals.
Long Beach State takes both matches 5-0 to remain secure in the Top 5.
Long Beach State (2016): Tied for 7th in school history with 36 career wins … Also ranks in the career top ten in kills (921, 6th), digs (814, 5th) and aces (121, 7th) at the Beach … Finished the season with an overall record of 9-16 as an individual … Went 9-10 with Mykah Wilson as her primary partner … Also competed in one match with her twin sister, going 1-0 at No. 4 with a 19-21, 21-9, 17-15 win over Holman/Maloney of Nebraska … Finished with a season high 21 kills in that match … Went 7-8 at No. 4 with Wilson … Went 2-2 in the Big West Championships with wins over CSUN and Cal Poly.
(2015): Went 14-9 while playing with Andrea McHugh at No. 4 through the season … Was 14-7 in dual match play … Made 348 kills and 55 aces on the season … Won seven straight matches from March 12 to April 8 … Won 21-12, 21-17 against Boyan/Schriber of Hawai’i … Had a crucial win against Asprey and Schroeder of Pepperdine to help push the Beach into the national finals, winning 21-15, 21-14 in Gulf Shores … Made 20 digs in that match.
(2014): Went 13-6 overall in 2014 while competing with her sister … Posted a 10-5 mark in dual match play at No. 5 … Finished the year with 276 kills and 179 digs … Made a season high 22 kills in a three set loss to Drolson/Inouye of UCLA … Added 15 digs in that same match … Made 21 kills in a 21-18, 18-21, 15-11 win over Riggs/Tucker of Hawai’i in the final match of the year.
Beach Volleyball: Played with the USA Beach Volleyball junior program … Competed with the San Diego Beach Volleyball Club, winning Nationals in 2012 and capturing a gold medal at the Junior Olympics in 2013.
La Costa Canyon: Won a league championship in sand volleyball in the first year of the program with the Mavericks.
Personal: Born in La Jolla, Calif. … Father is John Wagner … Twin sister with fellow beach volleyball teammate Morea … Also recruited by Florida International, Georgia Southern, and Hawai’i … Major is Business Marketing.
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