Rugby Practice is from 4pm to 6pm T/Th on the Rugby Field.
Strength and Conditioning is 7:30pm to 9pm M/W in the quad gym next to the Locker room.
Long Beach State traveled to Cal State Fullerton for a preseason match up on Saturday November 19th at 11am. This was the 13th game of the pre season (tournament games included) and was a good chance for the developing players to get a start and have play time as we head toward the Holiday break. Every level got a run during 3, 30 min sessions. LB finished with a 30-24 score line.
Albuquerque, New Mexico 10/21-10/23
Long Beach State traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico to play in the 45th High Desert Classic. Long Beach had an 8:30 am kick off against UTEP on Saturday morning to start the tournament. Getting to the field before the sun was up in the high altitude made for a very cold 42 degree start. Once the sun broke over the mountain, it began to warm up. Long Beach started quickly and was able to get the ball out wide and score quickly and often. Final score LB 58-7 over UTEP. The second game of the tournament was against D1a tournament favorite OU, who was ranked #22 nationally going into the weekend. OU frustrated LB and was up 7-0 at the half. After settling in and opening up Long Beach's style of play, the second half was all Long Beach. LB won 20-7. The Final game of pool play was against the home team Uni New Mexico. Long beach scored on almost every possession and New Mexico never crossed mid field. Final Score was 88-0 Long Beach. On Sunday, Long Beach was up against Denver University in the semifinal. Much like the first day Long Beach was able to settle in and wear down the larger pack and take possession. The backs ran hard and even with 4 trys called back, LB still cruised to a 40-7 victory. The Final was a rematch against Oklahoma. Long Beach scored two trys in the first 5 min. and that seemed to deflate OU. OU was on the LB try line twice but could not convert. In the end LB took home the Championship with a 33-3 win over OU. Long Beach outscored their opponents at the tournament 239-24 in 5 games that were only 20 min halfs.
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