Long Beach 1979


GAA: .64 GPG: 2.09 MOV: 2.45

AIAW Champions

The 1979 49ers got off to an inauspicious start, opening with a pair of ties against Sac State and UC Davis. The squad then ripped off seven wins in their next nine games, with all seven wins coming by shutout. A loss to San Jose State at the end of October halted the run, but Long Beach closed the season with 10 consecutive wins to capture the AIAW Region 8 Championship as well as the AIAW National Championship. The 49ers avenged their loss to SJSU to win Region 8 before upsetting top-seeded Penn State 2-0 in the final, handing the Nittany Lions their only shutout of the season. Jade Carvalho earned All-American honors for the Beach in the process.

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