Long Beach State snapped its losing streak with a 25-19, 25-19, 25-16 win over San Francisco on Saturday.
LBSU bounced back for a 27-25, 25-18, 25-15 victory over Wright State on Friday night.
The Beach took care of business in a 3-0 sweep of Fullerton, setting up a first-place showdown with Hawai'i on Friday.
Nele Barber had 18 kills and YiZhi Xue hit .692 in a 3-0 win over UC Davis.
Long Beach State (2016): Made three starts and appeared in 26 sets during a freshman season that was hampered by injuries ... recorded a pair of aces vs. Colorado (Aug. 27) ... made her first career start vs. UC Davis on Oct. 29 and had three kills on six swings, plus a solo block ... had her best match in a Nov. 1 sweep of Cal State Fullerton, putting down nine kills on .350 hitting while adding five blocks.
Tonsberg Volley: Has played for the Tonsberg Volleyballklubb since 2012 ... played one year in the third division, two years in the second division, then the 2015-16 season in the top league in Norway ... was the top blocker in the league, finished fourth in total points, ninth in kills and 10th in serving ... In 12 matches in the top division, recorded 93 kills, 37 blocks and 21 service aces.
Norwegian National Team: Appeared in nine international matches with the Norwegian National Team from 2014-16 ... won a silver medal at the U19 Nordic Championships in 2015 and was named best blocker in the competition ... won a silver medal with the U19 National Team at the 2014 NEVZA Championships after winning bronze in 2013 ... competed in the U16 and U17 Nordic Championships, winning best blocker in each competition.
Personal: Daughter of Jon and Nina ... works beach volleyball camps during the summer ... hobbies include photography and outdoor activities like kayaking and skiing ... also recruited by Arizona State, Ohio State, USC, Seattle and others ... undecided on a major.
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