The Beach showcased an all-around effort in Irvine, dominating the Anteaters on both sides of the net in the Black-and-Blue Rivalry.
Author: Robert Hollar
Long Beach State women’s soccer can’t change the fact that it failed to make the conference tournament this season, but that shouldn’t overshadow the grit and determination that the Beach displayed in 2019.
Long Beach State and Hawai’i traded a flurry of offensive chances as the Beach earned a draw to deny the Rainbow Wahine a chance at hosting the conference tournament.
Long Beach statistically outplayed the CSUN in a must-win game but the Matadors defense held strong, shutting out the Beach 1-0.
Currently, in sixth place with two games remaining, Long Beach State women’s soccer looks to fight for one of four spots in the Big West Conference tournament with a little help from conference foes.
A natural-born defender, Elysia Laramie is emerging as an incredible offensive talent and leading the Beach in scoring after training with the USWNT in the summer of 2018.
The black-and-blue rivalry lived up to its reputation at the expense of the Beach Sunday night, as the Anteaters scored two second-half goals to hand Long Beach a catastrophic loss.
Sinking under the pressure of unbalanced defensive responsibilities, Long Beach State women’s soccer is struggling to earn a chance to defend its conference title.
Long Beach State women’s soccer snapped a three-game losing streak against the Highlanders with several players making significant contributions to the offense.
Long Beach State women’s soccer sought its second win in conference play against last-place UC Davis, but defensive mistakes for the Beach proved costly in its 2-1 loss Friday night.