Long Beach State Soccer

Long Beach State Notebook: Women’s Soccer Atop Big West Conference

The Long Beach State women’s soccer team scored another last-second goal to steal all of the points in a Big West Conference matchup last Sunday at Cal State Fullerton.

With the score tied 1-1 in the 89th minute, a beautiful set piece play from Daria Petredes, Kaylee Ramirez, and Lena Silano gave LBSU (6-4-2, 3-0-1) the victory. Petredes fed Ramirez with a short pass on the near side, and Ramirez crossed it to Silano who scored her ninth goal of the season. She also scored the equalizer in the 56th minute.

LongBeachStateSoccer on Twitter: “Set piece mastery from @daria_petredes, @KayleeRamirez24, and @LenaSilano 😍 pic.twitter.com/M6GI5NVEQs / Twitter”

Set piece mastery from @daria_petredes, @KayleeRamirez24, and @LenaSilano 😍 pic.twitter.com/M6GI5NVEQs

Solano, who leads the conference in scoring, is now tied for fifth all-time at LBSU with four game-winners in a single-season. She is tied for ninth most goals in a single-season, and she is also the second fastest in program history to eight goals, nine goals, and 20 points in a season.

LBSU is now first place in the Big West and returns home to face UC Irvine on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Women’s Tennis

LBSU returned to action for the first time since March 2020, and got a lift from freshman Claire De Lu who won the Gold Flight in singles at the SDSU Fall Classic. The Beach hosts the Fall Tennis Tournament at Rhodes Tennis Center this week.

Cross Country

In her third career race, Allie Scimia entered the record books with the seventh fastest 5K time in program history at 17:28.9. The freshman finished 22nd overall out of over 300 competitors at the prestigious Chile Pepper Festival.

Women’s Volleyball

LBSU earned its first Big West win of the season with a sweep of Cal State Fullerton. Kashauna Williams finished the week with 5.33 kills per set, while Tia Chavira recorded 10.83 assists per set and 4.17 digs per set. Kameron Bacon averaged 2.00 blocks per set.

The Beach visits UC Santa Barbara and CSUN this weekend.

Men’s Water Polo

The Beach (14-4) was dominant at the Gary Troyer Tournament last week with a trio of wins including a 12-6 victory over No. 16 Fordham. LBSU, now ranked No. 7 in the country, stays on the road this week to open GCC play at No. 9 UC San Diego and No. 5 UC Santa Barbara.

Women’s Golf

Sophomore Vanessa Richani was LBSU’s top finisher at the Golfweek Red Sky Classic after the tournament was cut to two rounds due to inclement weather. Junior Hunter Pate also hit a hole in one for the Beach.

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JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.