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Long Beach State beats UC Irvine for Big West men’s volleyball title

Long Beach State beat UC Irvine 25-23, 21-25, 25-16, 25-15 to win the Outrigger Big West Men’s Volleyball Championship on Saturday night.

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Long Beach State outside hitter Clarke Godbold (12), middle blocker DiAeris McRaven (19) and outside hitter Skyler Varga (4) block against UC Irvine outside hitter Hilir Henno during the first set at the Big West Conference championship match on Saturday.
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Long Beach State opposite Simon Torwie makes an attack during the first set.
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The Beach fans cheer at the Big West Conference championship match.
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UC Irvine setter Aidan Schulten rises for an attack against the Long Beach State Dirtbags.
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The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors watch the Long Beach and UC Irvine match.
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UC Irvine outside hitter Nolan Flexen (9), middle blocker Connor Campbell (17) and outside hitter Akhil Tangutur (2) go to block Long Beach State outside hitter Clarke Godbold.
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Long Beach State outside hitter Skyler Varga jumps over seats in an effort to keep the ball in play during the second set.
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UC Irvine outside hitter Hilir Henno rises for an attack against the Long Beach State Dirtbags.
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Long Beach State libero Mason Briggs reacts to a point against the UC Irvine Anteaters.
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Long Beach State’s Aidan Knipe sets the ball.
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Long Beach State libero Mason Briggs reacts to a point against the UC Irvine Anteaters.
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The Long Beach State Dirtbags secure the Big West Conference Championship title after defeating the UC Irvine Anteaters on Saturday.
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The Long Beach State Dirtbags secure the Big West Conference Championship title after defeating the UC Irvine Anteaters on Saturday. Pictured is Long Beach State outside hitter Clarke Godbold placing his team in the final bracket.
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The Long Beach State Dirtbags secure the Big West Conference Championship title after defeating the UC Irvine Anteaters on Saturday.
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Long Beach State outside hitter Skyler Varga tips the ball as UC Irvine setter Brett Sheward defends during the first set.
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Long Beach State outside hitter Nathan Harlan makes an attack as UC Irvine middle blocker Connor Campbell (17) and outside hitter Hilir Henno (20) defend during the first set.
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Long Beach State outside hitter Clarke Godbold scores a point past UC Irvine middle blocker Connor Campbell.
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Long Beach State outside hitter Skyler Varga (4) and opposite Simon Torwie (11) defend against UC Irvine outside hitter Hilir Henno.

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