Beach Volleyball to Host LSU Beach Invitational
BATON ROUGE – After going 5-0 in its first home matches of the season last weekend, the 10th-ranked LSU beach volleyball team is set to host UAB, No. 15 Arizona, Texas A&M-Kingsville, Jacksonville State, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Central Arkansas in the LSU Beach Invitational at Mango’s Beach Club, March 30-31.
Fan are encouraged to come out Friday and Saturday where the first 175 will receive a free pair of LSU Beach Volleyball Sunglasses on Friday. On Saturday, the first 150 fans will receive free crawfish.
The first 175 people out at Mango’s on Friday will get a free pair of LSU Beach Volleyball Sunglasses 😎 If you’re one of the first 150 out on Saturday it’s free crawfish ‼️ pic.twitter.com/xpszUN5JfJ
— LSU Beach Volleyball (@LSUBeachVB) March 29, 2018
“We want to be better than we were last weekend,” said coach Russell Brock. “The smoother we get in our lineup, and our understanding in how we can be successful with our pairs, the more and more we should be able to translate that on the court with consistency.”
The Tigers (12-9) will play each team except TAMUCC (5-4) and UCA (4-1) this weekend. LSU will play double-headers on both Friday and Saturday.
LSU will open the LSU Beach Invitational on Friday against UAB (6-5) at noon CT before taking on Arizona at 4 p.m. On Saturday, the Tigers will face TAMUK at 1 p.m. and will close the weekend against JSU at 3 p.m.
The Tigers are a combined 9-2 all-time against its competition this weekend, having only been defeated by Arizona. LSU defeated JSU earlier this season at the Gamecock Grandslam with a 5-0 victory.
LSU has three more weekends of regular season matches before the CCSA Tournament begins. The Tigers are at home this weekend and will travel to Metairie, Louisiana next weekend to play in the Green Wave Invitational before returning home for the Battle on the Bayou to close out the regular season.
“To be at home and be able to train, play and recover, has put us in a better position to be successful and do what we need to do to continue to improve,” said Brock.
Here is the full weekend schedule:
10 am – TAMUCC vs Jacksonville State
11 am – TAMUK vs No. 15 Arizona
Noon – No. 10 LSU vs UAB
2 pm – TAMUCC vs UCA
3 pm – JSU vs UAB
4 pm – No. 10 LSU vs No. 15 Arizona
5 pm – TAMUK vs UCA
9 am – UCA vs No. 15 Arizona
10 am – JSU vs UCA
11 am – UAB vs TAMUK
Noon – TAMUCC vs No. 15 Arizona
1 pm – LSU vs TAMUK
2 pm – TAMUCC vs UAB
3 pm – No. 10 LSU vs JSU