Long Beach State

LBSU Beach Volleyball Upsets No. 4 Florida State

The No 8-ranked Long Beach State beach volleyball team posted a pair of big wins on Thursday, defeating No. 4 Florida State and TCU at the LBSU Sand Courts.

The win over the Seminoles was huge for the 49ers (7-1), who hadn’t beaten a top five program yet this year after a narrow 3-2 defeat to top-ranked Pepperdine last week.

Long Beach State will return to the LBSU Sand Courts for another tri-dual on Thursday, March 22 when the Beach hosts No. 18 Washington and Vanguard.

#8 Long Beach State 4, #4 Florida State 1

1) Anete Brinke/Sasha Karelov, LBSU def. Vanessa Freire/Sara Putt, FSU 21-19, 21-17

2) Nele Barber/Rachel Nieto, LBSU def. Brooke Kuhlman/Macy Jerger, FSU 21-14, 21-11

3) Kristyna Adamcikova/Hailey Harward, LBSU def. Katie Horton/Hailey Luke, FSU 26-24, 25-23

4) Alaina Chacon/Tory Paranagua, FSU def. Nicci Reinking/Zoi Konstantopoulou, LBSU 19-21, 21-12-15-6

5) Hannah Matt/Marisa Ramsey, LBSU def. Molly McBain/Madison Fitzpatrick, FSU 21-13, 22-24, 15-13

Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.