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Long Beach State Soccer

PREVIEW: Long Beach State vs. Pacific, Women’s Soccer

The562’s coverage of Long Beach State athletics for the 2022-23 season is sponsored by Marilyn Bohl.

Long Beach State women’s soccer is opening its season with a six-game home stand, and that starts tonight as the Beach hosts Pacific at George Allen Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

This is the 25th season for LBSU women’s soccer, and coach Mauricio Ingrassia said this year is going to be by the numbers in terms of expectations. He has made seven NCAA Tournament appearances and nine Big West regular season or tournament championships in 16 years at the helm.

“It’s about how we progress,” he said. “I hope that through our preseason schedule we can really hone in on the process. It’s how we treat each other on the field and off the field, what’s expected in terms of work rate, how you conduct yourself in everyday life in order to be the best possible team… hopefully by the time we start conference we’ll be firing on all cylinders.”

LBSU was picked to finish second in the Big West preseason coaches poll.

CLICK HERE to read about Elysia Laramie coming back to bolster the LBSU defense

CLICK HERE to read more about LBSU supporting striker Lena Silano up top

CLICK HERE to listen to a podcast with multiple interviews with LBSU players and coaches

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.