SoftballLong Beach State came back from a 4-0 deficit to defeat Illinois State 5-4 at the Stacy Winsberg Memorial Tournament. Bridgette Pagano (4-4) earned the win as she allowed no runs on four hits in 4 1/3 innings. Whitney Radcliff, Panita Thanatharn, and Brooke LeSage all went 2 for 3 for the 49ers. The 49ers improved their record to 5-12 overall while The 49ers will resume play at UCLA tomorrow with another match-up against Illinois State at 11:30 am, followed by a 4:30 game with Loyola-Chicago. Men’s VolleyballThe 49ers lost to visiting No. 2 UC Irvine 23-30, 30-19, 30-25, 28-30, 15-12. Long Beach State dropped to 7-9 overall, 4-8 MPSF while the Anteaters improved to 19-3 overall, 13-3 MPSF. Women’s tennisThe 49er’s claimed a 6-1 win over visiting Cal Poly. Long Beach State, who is ranked #35 in the nation, improved to 6-5 on the season and 4-1 against Big West Conference teams. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Long Beach State will face the Anteaters again next Wednesday in the first round of the Big West Tournament at 2:30 p.m. at the Anaheim Convention Center. Water PoloKim Hayes saved a penalty shot early in the fourth quarter leading Long Beach State (5-5, 1-1 MPSF) to an 8-4 victory over visiting CS Northridge (5-8, 0-4 MPSF). Hayes, who finished with nine saves, stopped a Jessica Coy shot with seven minutes left in the fourth, as the 49ers added goals by Megan Winchell at 4:52 and Marina Canetti at 1:56 to double the lead to 8-4 and cruise to their fifth victory of the season. The Long Beach State women’s basketball team made a 27-11 second half run to secure the sixth seed in next week’s Big West Tournament following a 77-63 victory over host UC Irvine (6-23, 3-11 Big West) in the regular season finale for both teams. Karina Figueroa tied her career-high with 29 points on 12 of 24 shooting as the 49ers (7-22, 4-10 BW) shot 43 percent for the game and 46 percent in the second half. Kaiti O’Brien had her second-straight double-double, setting a career-high in points with 16 and adding 10 rebounds.