Long Beach State 3, Hawaii 2; 49ers earn top seed, play at 5; Warriors play at 7:30

Updating: Hawaii will play in Friday’s second semifinal at 7:30; Long Beach State plays at 5 p.m.
Although Spectrum has not announced it is televising all 5 matches, if you go to the spectrum app, it shows that it is on the schedule
Senior hitter TJ DeFalco put down 21 kills and No. 2 Long Beach State rallied past No. 1 Hawaii in five sets for a second consecutive night to give the 49ers their second straight Big West volleyball title tonight in Long Beach, Calif.
Ethan Siegfried, a Punahou graduate, added a career-high 16 kills — including the match-ender — for Long Beach State (25-1, 10-0), winning their 41st straight at the Walter Pyramid, 25-16, 18-25, 13-25, 25-23, 15-10. The 49ers, the defending national champions, earned the top seed in next week’s conference tournament at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Both the 49ers and second-seeded Rainbow Warriors (25-2, 8-2) have byes into Friday’s semifinals. Long Beach will face the winner of Thursday’s quarterfinal between fourth-seeded UC Santa Barbara and fifth seed Cal State Northridge while Hawaii takes on the winner of third-seeded UC Irvine and No. 6 UC San Diego.
Senior hitter Stijn van Tilburg, who had no kills in Set 1, finished with a team-high 17 for the Warriors. Junior opposite Rado Parapunov added 13 kills and junior middle Patrick Gasman had 12 kills with just one hitting error.
Senior setter Joe Worsley had his first double-double of the season with 46 assists and 12 digs along with three of the Warriors’ six aces. Hawaii was out-blocked 15.5-6.5.
Set 5 Beach wins 15-10
6:36: Siegfried with his 16th kill ends it.
6:30: Hawaii pulls to 11-7. TO Beach.
6:26: Beach up 11-4. TO Hawaii.
6:20: Beach up 5-2. TO Hawaii. If they lose this, it comes down to the net violation that tied it at 2. Siegfried had hit long. Not sure if it was Gasman or Parapunov on the NV.
Set 4: Beach wins 25-23
6:12 Ensing ends it. On to 5. I have Hawaii at plus-5 in points but they need to win Set 5.
6:10: Hitting error by DeFalco. It’s 24-23. TO Beach.
6:08: Van Tilburg pulls Hawaii to 24-22. TO Beach
6:00: Wade finally calls a TO. Beach up 19-16. thought he should have called it at 18. DeFalco holding serve.
5:56: Hawaii challenging a net violation. Call stands. Beach up 14-12.
5:47: Two aces by DeFalco and 49ers up 9-7. TO UH
Set 3: Hawaii wins 25-13
5:35: Joe Worsley ends it, 25-13. Warriors were 15-0-24 in Set 3.
5:25: TJ DeFalco into the net. UH up 15-7. TO Beach.
5:18: Hawaii up 8-3 on a DeFalco hitting error. TO Beach
Set 2: UH wins 25-18
5:02: Colton Cowell ends it, 25-18. Game tracker incorrect. They gave the kill to Solbrig.
4:53: Dalton Solbrig stuffs Amado, it’s 19-11. TO Beach.
4:46: Hawaii up 12-8. TO Beach. Van Tilburg has tied Carlos Briceno for No. 8 all-time in kills. 1,340
Set 1: Beach wins 25-16
Long Beach hits .500, UH .040. No kills for Stijn van Tilburg. It was tied 11-11. Hawaii out blocked 6.5-0
4:33: Rado Parapunov blocked. Beach wins 25-16
4:28: Beach up 22-15. TO UH
4:22: Live stats up. Ace and a kill by TJ DeFalco. 7-1 run for The Beach. It’s 17-12. TO UH
4:20: Live stats are showing yesterday
Long Beach up 15-12 at the TTO. UH was up 11-11. TJ DeFalco went on a service run that included Rado Parapunov being blocked and two hitting errors for Hawaii.
MVB Saturday at the Pyramid, 4 p.m. HST
No. 1 Hawaii (25-1, 8-1) at No.2 Long Beach State (24-1, 9-0)
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Worth repeating from previous thread
The tiebreakers are:
1: winner of the 2 head to head conf. matches between tied teams.
2: sets won/lost % in the 2 head to head conf. matches between tied teams.
3″ points scored/points allowed in the 2 head to head conf. matches between tied teams.
4: sets won/lost % in all 10 conf. matches between tied teams.
Other matches tonight
Big West
No. 9 UC Irvine def. No. 3 UC Santa Barbara 25-17, 22-25, 25-21, 34-32
No. 11 CSUN def. UC San Diego 23-25, 25-15, 25-16, 25-19
Seeds in parenthesis
MPSF Tournament quarterfinals
Pepperdine (1) has bye in Thursday’s semifinals in Malibu
No. 2 seed UCLA def. No. 7 seed Concordia-Irvine 25-21, 25-23, 25-17
No. 3 seed USC def. No. 6 seed Grand Canyon 25-17, 25-19, 25-22
No. 5 seed BYU def. No. 4 seed Stanford 18-25, 25-16, 26-24, 19-25, 16-14

MIVA Tournament quarterfinals
Lewis (1) def. Quincey (8), 25-15, 25-18, 25-11
Loyola (2) def. Ohio State (7), 25-15, 20-25, 25-14, 25-22
Purdue Fort Wayne (3) def. Lindenwood (6), 25-12, 25-21, 25-19
McKendree (4) def. Ball State (5), 25-19, 25-22, 25-27, 29-27, 16-14
George Mason def. Harvard, 25-18, 25-23, 25-23
Sacred Heart def. Charleston, 25-16, 25-16, 25-16
NJIT def. St. Francis, 18-25, 25-23, 25-21, 21-25, 15-12
Princeton def. Penn State, 25-19, 25-16, 25-20
Conference Carolinas tournament quarterfinals
Barton (1) def. Erskine (8), 25-13, 25-15, 25-20
King (2) def. Emmanuel (7), 25-19, 25-23, 19-25, 23-25, 17-15
North Greenville (6) def. Belmont Abbey (3), 19-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-22
Limestone (5) def. Mount Olive (4), 28-26, 25-22, 24-26, 23-25, 15-13
IVA Tournament at Lincoln Memorial
Third place
Coker (3) def. Daemen (4), 25-18, 25-22, 25-23
Lincoln Memorial (1) def. Queens (2), 25-19, 25-13, 25-21


  1. Don April 13, 2019 4:04 pm

    So why did we have to hear the homer announcers Dain Blanton and the other LB ringer over Chris and Kainoa? #BWbiastoLBSU

  2. Don April 13, 2019 4:08 pm

    These refs are SLOW…pt4 UH should be an ace…to slow to call the down ball…

  3. Don April 13, 2019 4:12 pm

    Ooo! Line cameras!! Why aren’t those at UH??

  4. Don April 13, 2019 4:17 pm

    Amado is chirping thru the net already! Card him!!!

  5. Ki April 13, 2019 4:19 pm

    Score please

  6. Beauston April 13, 2019 4:23 pm

    Our middles defensively is completely off.

  7. Cindy Luis April 13, 2019 4:26 pm

    5. Score update in main box

  8. Cindy Luis April 13, 2019 4:27 pm

    1. because ESPN had the rights last night.
    the plan was always for Spectrum to do just one.

  9. Warriorfan April 13, 2019 4:28 pm

    What is happening to Uh’s blocking and efficiency. Looks liek it’s gone out the door.

  10. Cindy Luis April 13, 2019 4:30 pm

    Live stats are up at

  11. Beauston April 13, 2019 4:31 pm

    Stinjin and Rado needs help. Wade needs to start looking at the bench. The Warriors are playing 49ers game instead of their own

  12. Warriorfan April 13, 2019 4:32 pm

    Cowell is not hitting with any confidence right now.

  13. Don April 13, 2019 4:33 pm

    Put Rosey in for Cowell…

  14. Warriorfan April 13, 2019 4:49 pm

    Wow the fans close to the cameras are loud lol
    cowell does too much to be taken out but he needs to swing with more confidence would help much more if he can get going offensively.

  15. Beauston April 13, 2019 4:54 pm

    The middles just checked in

  16. Don April 13, 2019 4:54 pm

    Dalton just told Amado to talk to the hand…solo stuff…

  17. Beauston April 13, 2019 5:04 pm

    This is the reaction I was looking for from the Warriors yesterday. Wether win or loose tonight, I can tell they are leaving everything on the court. That’s all we can ask for. This team has given it all and certainly made all of us proud.

  18. Don April 13, 2019 5:19 pm

    Now TJ is getting angry with his errors and might mouth off…hope these proLBSU refs see it and card TJ…

  19. Don April 13, 2019 5:26 pm

    TJ hit into the net…his anger meter is gaining strength…get that red card ready, refs! He’s ready to pop!

  20. Warriorfan April 13, 2019 6:01 pm

    Waited too long to call a time out should have iced defalco earlier.

  21. Don April 13, 2019 6:11 pm

    CARD TJ!!! No pulling the net, TJ!

  22. Beauston April 13, 2019 6:15 pm

    DeFalco and his theatrics lol

  23. Maverick April 13, 2019 6:16 pm

    Really easy: UH wins set 5, UH gets the #1 seed. They have enough points to win tiebreaker #4 already.

  24. Maverick April 13, 2019 6:17 pm

    23. Sorry, I meant “to win tiebreaker #3”, on points

  25. Manoafan April 13, 2019 6:28 pm

    Down that much in set 5 … ridiculous. I dunno why Joe hardly sets the middle, especially in set 4.

  26. Warriorfan April 13, 2019 6:45 pm

    A forgettable weekend for rado we can’t have that the first week in May.

  27. Big Island Volleyball Fan April 13, 2019 6:47 pm

    This loss won’t hurt the Bows that bad. There is a silver lining. First, they’ll face Irvine instead of UCSB that took a set from Hawaii. The Bows will be highly motivated to beat Irvine a third time after Irvine got the nod over Hawaii with the NCAA last year. The other thing is that Long Beach players know that they are guaranteed an at-large berth; they have nothing to fear, so they don’t have to fight hard to beat Hawaii should they meet in the championship match; whereas, It is a must-win for the Warriors seeing how they were snubbed last year. Thus, they’ll come out on fire and fight tenaciously every step of the way. I believe it is possible for UH to beat Long Beach next week with the support of a full home crowd. Third, had Hawaii ruined senior night for Long Beach, the latter would come back mightily with revenge next week. So now the revenge factor works in favor of Hawaii. Both teams are emotional teams so high emotion is an advantage.

  28. jmy April 13, 2019 6:57 pm

    27. Don’t forget, though, that should UH & LBSU meet in the Final Four, that will be at the Pyramid, where Beach has the definite advantage…

  29. Cindy Luis April 13, 2019 6:59 pm

    27. agree it won’t hurt that bad but UCI is playing very well right now.

  30. Big Island Volleyball Fan April 13, 2019 7:08 pm

    28. When I said the championship match, I meant the Big West, not the Final Four. At least I’d like to see Hawaii win one time so that the NCAA can’t exclude Hawaii from the NCAA. I agree with you that Long Beach has all the advantage in the national championship match with the home crowd. Next year the NCAA championship match will be held in Virginia. If Hawaii can replace Joe Worsley with a really good setter and SVT with another outstanding hitter, they’ll have a better chance against Long Beach next year should they meet again.

    29. I agree with you that UCI is playing very well right now to have beaten UCSB twice in a row. I heard that the last set was extended and I’m sure you’ll update the scores soon. Hawaii will have to ride on emotion to beat Irvine a third time.

  31. Matt April 13, 2019 8:07 pm

    They had their chances…but the fatigue sort of caught onto Rado at about the worse time possible. But overall, these losses should serve some motivation to know what needs to be done, and they need the rest. Because preparing for the BWC tournament in the Stan should be an interesting way to see how CSUN, UCI, UCSD, and UCSB will fare. Given that UCSB and CSUN have played in the Stan, you would think that this should give them an advantage, right? WRONG. Because there’s open opportunity to see how they would react on neutral territory. Hawaii and LBSU do get their bye weeks, which will provide them to get some rest and be prepared for what will come their way. Hopefully Rado will be well refreshed and rested because, much like the Senior Night against UCSB, I’m sure we’re expecting another packed crowd in the BWC tournament.

  32. Cindy Luis April 13, 2019 8:48 pm

    30. all scores in the original box.
    32. not sure what you mean about bye weeks. they play this coming week. The bye week is in between Big West and final four.

  33. lina April 13, 2019 10:11 pm

    Tonight Kanoa mentioned that they will televise all the matches on Spectrum.

  34. T103 April 14, 2019 8:15 am

    Shucks, just gonna chime in, they played better then the 1st match. We passed better, didn’t seem as sluggish for whether reason, just couldn’t put it away. Beach played AT home and ON senior night. We lost to the rank #2 team who was previously #1 all season until 2 weeks ago. I don’t think this will hurt them a whole lot, in a sense that I think they are still focused and determined as before. Hopefully they just know what the weakness are and regroup, readjust come back stronger. Everyone in my household was dogging them but I had to explain they only lost twice all season, and it wasn’t like a blow out, both nights taken to 5, only loosing by couple points to the rank 2 team who had been rank 1 all season until two weeks ago. Probably the worst match Rado has ever played this year, Im’ sure they all wish they could take back certain sets, hits, serves, and digs. Go Warriors!

  35. Kahuna April 14, 2019 8:34 am

    I think fatigue did set in. UH had not gone 5 sets at all prior to Friday. Only went 4 once. To go 5 back to back is something new to this team this year. Maybe that is the only “downside” to beating up everybody badly.

    It’s like a boxer who win all his fight early, then when get pushed to the limit, his game is not that dominant anymore.

    Hope UH can make adjustments now they have experienced bad losses and the horrible feeling of losing. Win the ones that count more!!!

  36. Cindy Luis April 14, 2019 10:13 am

    24. hard to set the middle when you don’t have the passing.
    33. thanks. as mentioned above it was showing on the Spectrum schedule
    34. I don’t know if it was fatigue. Beach had only gone 5 once before this week when beating UCSB. at home.
    new thread up for Sunday’s beach volleyball tournament.

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