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Sand Volleyball Closes Regular Season This Week

April 16, 2014

Long Beach, Calif. - 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.

The Gaels enter Thursday's match with an unblemished 10-0 record, but are making their first trip outside of Northern California, as well as playing their first ranked opponent in 2014. As the 49ers, Long Beach State enters Thursday's dual with a 7-4 record and riding a three-match winning streak. Long Beach State also dropped three of their losses by a single point, 3-2.

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Long Beach State rebounded with a pair of victories on the road, winning at Irvine Valley 5-0 before dropping Arizona 4-1 in a neutral site match. Joy Miley and Makayla Taylor made their official debuts Friday, earning a win against Irvine Valley.

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Long Beach State started the 2014 season with two wins, defeating Loyola Marymount and No. 10 Stanford, but lost 3-2 to No. 5 Hawai'i on the road Friday in Honolulu. Bre Mackie and Chelsea Cabrajac were both unbeaten on the day for the 49ers.

Thursday's match closes out a five-match home slate for the 49ers at the LBSU Sand Courts. The Beach will then participate in the Big West Challenge, with details regarding the tournament still being finalized. Held at the Huntington Beach Pier, dual matches will be played on Friday before pairs play continues on Saturday. Action on both days begins at 9 a.m.


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