Chisom Okpala led the 49ers with 13 kills on .346 hitting.
Janisa Johnson finishes with a double-double for the ninth straight match.
Long Beach State has a one-game lead for second-place with two games to play.
Freshman Alex Reid combines with Long Beach State's seniors to grab a senior night win over UC Irvine
Reid finished with 18 kills and just one error on .472 hitting to lead the 49ers.
The Black and Blue Rivalry is renewed on Saturday.
Long Beach State (2011): Played in 16 matches for Long Beach State in 2011, making 10 aces and 65 digs on the season ... Also had 11 kills on the year ... Started off the season with two aces against Prairie View A&M (8/26) ... Set a season high with three aces against UCLA (9/1) ... Made three kills in one set against UCSB (9/23) ... Followed that match with a season-high 15 digs against Cal Poly (9/24) ... Had 15 digs again in the next match at Cal State Northridge (9/30) ... Set a career high with four kills out of the back row at UC Irvine (10/4).
(2010): Played in 67 sets, primarily as a serving specialist ... Started in two matches ...Scored 16 service aces on the season, second-most on the team ... Averaged 0.24 aces per set, the highest rate on the team ... Made 41 digs on the year ... Made four aces in the team's opener against Rutgers, a career high ... Had nine aces through the first three matches of the year ... Set a season high with seven digs against St. Mary's ... Had two aces against Middle Tennessee State.
(2009): Played in 112 sets during the year, playing all but one match as a true freshman ... Made 177 digs, fifth on the team ... Finished the year with a 1.58 dig per set average ... Had 160 service receptions, fourth on the team ... Also added 15 back-row kills and had 10 assists in 2009 ... Finished with more than 10 digs four times on the year ... Started the season with five digs against San Diego ... Made 30 digs over three matches at the Sugar Bowl Classic in New Orleans ... Topped 10 digs for the first time with 12 at Tulane ... Had 10 digs in a five-set win over UC Santa Barbara ... Set a season high with 2 kills against Cal Poly ... Made a season-high 25 service receptions at UC Irvine to go along with five digs ... Set a career and season high with 17 digs at UC Riverside on Nov. 13 ... Made 12 digs against Utah in the regular season finale, her fourth game with over 10 digs ... Tied a season high with two kills against UCLA in the NCAA Tournament ... Also made five digs in the postseason.
Santiago High School: A two-sport letterwinner at Santiago in soccer and volleyball ... A three-year letterwinner in soccer, earning first-team all-league honors as a senior ... A second-team all-state selection ... Led soccer team to a league championship in 2007 and 2009 ... A four-year letterwinner in volleyball ... First-team all-league all four years ... A three-time all-state pick ... Led team to a Big 8 championship as a senior.
Personal: Majoring in kinesiology.
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