Beach Set For Purple vs. Gold Scrimmage
BATON ROUGE – The No. 1 ranked LSU Beach Volleyball team will take to the sand Saturday at noon CT in LSU Beach Volleyball Stadium for its annual Purple vs. Gold Scrimmage, signifying that the start of the season is less than a week away.
“It’s been almost a whole year since we’ve been able to compete as a team,” said head coach Russell Brock. “Even though it’s a scrimmage, it signifies that we’re less than a week away from real competition.”
LSU Beach Volleyball Stadium will be closed to the general public throughout the 2021 season due to its limited capacity. Only fans and media on a pre-approved pass list will be admitted. Each court of the scrimmage will be available to be streamed though, with the links listed below.
Court 1: https://lsul.su/3bjvMms
Court 2: https://lsul.su/3bidz8G
Court 3: https://lsul.su/3az6aTa
Court 4: https://lsul.su/3pEZRlk
Court 5: https://lsul.su/2NdF8rT
Court 6: https://lsul.su/3pDRSoJ
“We train to play well against other teams,” said Brock. “Competing against yourself is not the same as getting to do it against other teams and getting to stop other teams from doing what they want to do. Those are really great things to look forward to beginning our season.”
It has been nearly a year since the 2020 season ended prematurely with LSU ranked at the top of the polls and the Tigers are hungry to get back to competition. Maintaining that No. 1 spot going into this season, LSU will begin its season in one week with four matches at the Houston Baptist Tournament in Houston next Friday and Saturday
The Purple vs. Gold Scrimmage will be a tune up for the season and an opportunity for the Tigers to simulate real competition. Will feature four rounds where of 21-point sets. The team with the most sets won at the end of the day will be crowned champion.
“Put the jerseys on in the stadium, get it set up and give it that game day feel – I think it’s going to bring out that next level that we’ve had to try and create for a long time. That’s what I’m looking forward to most and the reality that we’re a week out.”