Long Beach trampled the Matadors in four sets Saturday, kicking off a three-game road trip with its first win in over three weeks.
The Beach fell behind early against the Mustangs, but back-to-back second-half goals from Elysia Laramie secured the victory.
While Long Beach State’s 2-7 overall record may be misleading, the Beach will have to make offensive adjustments to find success in Big West play.
Starting each day with dominant doubles performances, Long Beach State’s duos showed encouraging signs for a team that is still getting their footing.
Even with the return of junior outside hitter Avery Nelson, the Rainbow Wāhine proved too much for the Beach, losing their sixth game in a row.
The Beach held one of the most prolific offenses in the country scoreless in the first half, but the BYU Cougars pounced in the final frame, winning 3-0.
Following a season of positive momentum, Big West champions Long Beach State plan to build off of last season’s success this preseason.
Long Beach battled hard on the road, but wasn’t able to snap Cal Poly’s NCAA-leading home game winning streak.
After ending the Coeur d’Alene Resort Collegiate Invitational in 10th place, The Beach look to rebound by practicing and preparing for the next tournament.
The Long Beach State women’s golf team sits in 13th place out of 15 after day one of the Coeur d’Alene Invitational in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.