The Moorpark College men's volleyball team (7-3) flashed its credentials Wednesday by knocking off No. 1-ranked Long Beach City in four games at Raider Pavilion.
"That is a very big win," said Moorpark coach Steve Burkhart. "It's the first time we've beaten that team since we started with the men."
Long Beach (8-1) had swept its previous six straight matches and had only dropped two games all season.
"They are a very aggressive hitting and serving team," said Burkhart. "We knew that if we could hang in there a little bit, maybe they'd start to doubt themselves."
After dropping the first game, Moorpark rebounded to sweep the final three.
"All of a sudden we started to believe," said Burkhart. "Our defense really played great."