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.
The Beach defeated the Matadors in five sets despite giving up an early 2-0 lead behind sophomore outside hitter Kashauna Williams.
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.
The Beach had a standout of the tournament with sophomore Emma Bardet’s quarterfinal appearance.
The Beach got their first home win of the season with 3-0 sweep.
The team used the invitational as preparation for the Big West Conference Championship Nov. 2.
Long Beach loses to Fullerton in three straight sets for the first time since 2012.
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.