The CSUN women’s volleyball team lost their fourth consecutive match after Saturday’s game against Long Beach State University at Long Beach State’s Walter Pyramid.
Long Beach dominated the Matadors in all three sets, 25-14, 25-21 and 25-15.
Sophomore outside hitter Aeryn Owens had nine kills, eight digs, and hit .032 on 31 swings.
Owens kept the Matadors close behind the 49ers (13-11) in the first set when Long Beach pushed the lead to 16-11. CSUN remained at close range 18-14, but failed to follow through, ending the set at 25-14.
Senior outside hitter Julie Haake had five kills, three digs and one block in the loss. The CSUN middle duo of Melissa Eaglin and Rachel Diaz had a combined 17 kills, but CSUN struggled offensively hitting .108 (31-20-102) as a team.
CSUN trailed the 49ers in the second set with 21-10. Long Beach called for a timeout with a slim 3-pont lead (22-19). The Matadors once again narrowed in on the 49ers (22-21), nearly took the set, but fell short 25-21.
Long Beach withheld their rhythm throughout the third set and swept the Matadors 25-15, dropping CSUN to a standing place of 6-12 overall and 2-4 in the Big West.
The Matadors next match is at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.