Long Beach State reaches the national finals against USC.
The Beach faces No. 1 USC Saturday to advance to the finals.
The Beach wins the final three flights for a comeback win over the Lions.
Sammee Thomas and Rachel Nieto rally at No. 5 to take the win.
Long Beach State takes both matches 5-0 to remain secure in the Top 5.
Long Beach State (2014): Redshirted during the 2014 season.
Long Beach State Women's Volleyball: Redshirted during the 2013 season.
Las Lomas High School: A two-time all-conference selection at Las Lomas High School ... Averaged 3.44 kills per set while leading the Knights offensively as a senior ... Finished with 203 kills on .358 hitting ... Also led Las Lomas in digs, averaging 4.1 per set ... A two-time scholar-athlete.
Personal: Born in Walnut Creek, Calif. ... Parents are Mark and Dede Nieto ... Majoring in Psychology.
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