#5 Long Beach State Beats Cal-Poly 3-2 for Second Chance at Hawaii

  0 Braden Keith | April 29th, 2017 | Big West, College - Beach, News

2017 Big West Beach Volleyball Championships

5th-ranked, and 2nd-seeded, Long Beach State beat Cal Poly 3-2 on Saturday afternoon to advance to the 2017 Big West Beach Volleyball Championship Match. There, they will have a rematch with #5 Hawaii for the Big West Conference title.

Because the Big West tournament is a true double-elimination event, Long Beach State will have to beat Hawaii twice in order to claim the crown. Aside from the fatigue factor (LBSU’s next game will be their 3rd of the day and just Hawaii’s second), such an outcome is not out of the question – The 49ers of Long Beach State beat Hawaii in the teams’ only regular-season matchup.

In LBSU’s win over Cal Poly, two of the five matches went to 5 sets. That includes at the #1 line, where Emily Sonny and Hannah Hubbard of Cal Poly beat Nele Barber and Rachel Nieto 2-1 (21-14, 19-21, 21-19).

#5 Long Beach State def. Cal Poly 3-2

  1. Emily Sonny/Hannah Hubbard (Cal Poly) def. Nele Barber/Rachel Nieto (Long Beach St.) 2-1 (21-14, 19-21, 21-19)
  2. Taylor Nelson/Adleen Van Winden (Cal Poly) def. Sasha Karelov/Kobi Pekich (Long Beach St.) 2-0 (21-17, 21-15)
  3. Anete Brinke/Hailey Harward (LBSU) def. Raeann Greisen/Holland Boege (Cal Poly) 2-0 (21-13, 21-15)
  4. Morea Wagner/Heather Weiss (LBSU) def. Savannah Niemen/Anna Gorman (Cal Poly) 2-1 (17-21, 21-14, 15-9)
  5. Jenelle Hudson/Megan Kruidhof (LBSU) def. Dora Beilin/Brayden Gruenewald (Cal Poly) 2-0 (22-20, 23-22)


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Braden Keith

Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of VolleyMob.com. Braden's first foray into sports journalism came in 2010, when he launched a swimming website called The Swimmers' Circle. Two years later, he joined SwimSwam.com as a co-founder. Long huge fans of volleyball, when Braden and the SwimSwam partners sought an opportunity to …

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