LIVE Big West volleyball semifinal: Long Beach State 3, UCSB 1

Libero Gage Worsley celebrated a point against Long Beach State last week. / Photo by Darryl Miho, Special to the Star-Advertiser

Beach vs. UCSB
Set 4: Beach wins 25-17
7:16: Simon Andersen with the match-ender, 25-17
7:09: Kyle Ensing 17-0-31. Beach up 20-13.
7:05: Josh Tuaniga with an ace. It’s 17-11.
7:00: Beach up 13-9. UCSB challenging a net violations. Original call stands.
Don’t think Hawaii-UCI will start until 8 p.m.
Set 3 Beach wins 25-18
6:45: Simon Andersen with the overpass. Beach wins 25-18.
6:43: Call overrulled. It’s 23-17.
6:40. 49ers challenging whether their block was in. Originally called out on a kill by Corey Chavers. If call stands, Beach up 22-18.
6:31: TJ DeFalco with his eighth kill. Beach up 15-11 at the TTO
6:23: The Beach out to an 8-5 lead. TO Gauchos.
Set 2: Gauchos win 25-21
6:05: Kill by Ryan Wilcox ends it. It’s 1-1
5:55: Service error by TJ DeFalco and then he is blocked. Gauchos up 18-16. TO Beach.
5:51: Gauchos have pulled away at 15-13 at the TTO. Up ref not having a good night.
Set 1: Beach wins 25-19
5:32: 49ers take set 1, 25-19.
5:27: Two kills by Simon Andersen and it’s 20-17. TO Gauchos.
5:21: Two hitting errors by TJ DeFalco and UCSB has tied it at 15. TO Beach.
5:18: Been a pretty even match until two aces by Ethan Siegfried gives the 49ers the 15-12 lead at the TTO.
Friday’s semifinals
5 p.m HST
Long Beach State (1) vs. UC Santa Barbara (4)
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7:30 p.m.
Hawaii (2) vs. UC Irvine (3)
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  1. Don April 19, 2019 5:59 pm

    Both refs stink..TJ argued a net violation and should’ve been carded…too weak…

  2. Big Island Volleyball Fan April 19, 2019 6:32 pm

    2, The top ref stinks more. He blew two wrong whistles that stopped the play.

    On a different matter, whom should we root for in this first semifinal? At first I rooted for UCSB, but now I’m not so sure if that ts the right option. What if Hawaii lost the final if it got there? If it is to Long Beach, then Hawaii, #2, should get the at-large berth. But if Long Beach were not in the final match, can UH beat UCSB a third time? A loss to UCSB would be fatal.

    Of course, the NCAA can’t be expected to be fair. They just penalized Cal Poly with a heavy, heavy hand for a piddly thing, not being accurate with textbook expenses. So Cal Poly had to forfeit its Big West basketball championship back in 2014.

    So Hawaii must win no matter whom they face. I am back to being neutral now on the first set. Perhaps it doesn’t really matter.

  3. Big Island Volleyball Fan April 19, 2019 6:34 pm

    2. Correction: this is the third set. I meant the first match.

  4. Cindy Luis April 19, 2019 7:59 pm
    new thread up for Hawaii-UCI

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