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Long Beach State Volleyball

Match, Ticket Info For Long Beach State Volleyball NCAA Championship

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The Long Beach State men’s volleyball team is the No. 1 seed for this week’s NCAA Tournament, taking place at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion. The Beach will play in the Final Four on Thursday at 5 p.m. against the winner of Tuesday’s match between UCLA and Pepperdine; Long Beach and UCLA split a pair of regular season matches this season.

If Long Beach State wins the match Thursday they’d play in the national championship match Saturday at 5 p.m. against the winner of Ball State and Hawaii.

Tickets for both matches are available through Long Beach State and can be purchased by clicking here.

It’s already been a successful week for the Beach, with five players named All-Americans by the AVCA; Alex Nikolov was named Newcomer of the Year and first team, joined by libero Mason Briggs on the first team. Clarke Godbold was named second-team All-American and setter Aidan Knipe was honorable mention alongside Spencer Olivier.

We’ll have coverage all week long with features on Briggs and Nikolov and previews of each match.

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.