A stingy Long Beach State defense was at its stingiest on Friday night as the women's volleyball team defeated visiting UC Riverside 25-13, 25-14, 25-15. The Beach (17-4, 7-0 Big West) remained undefeated in conference play with its seventh win in a row and 12th Big West win in a row, dating back to last year.
The newly ranked Long Beach State women's volleyball team returns to Walter Pyramid this weekend where it is 9-1 this season. The Beach is ranked No. 23 in this week's AVCA poll, marking its first national ranking in nearly three years.
Freshman Ashley Murray was a double winner of conference honors, earning Big West Freshman of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week after helping the 49ers improve to 6-0 last weekend in Big West action.
Fifteen team blocks helped the Long Beach State women's volleyball team to a four-set win at Cal Poly. The Beach (16-4, 6-0 Big West) remained undefeated in conference play and extended its win streak to a season-high six matches with the 26-28, 25-22, 25-15, 25-20 victory.