No. 3 LSU beach volleyball heads to LA to face No. 1 USC and No. 4 UCLA

No. 3 LSU beach volleyball heads to LA to face No. 1 USC and No. 4 UCLA
LSU Beach Volleyball (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB-TV)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The No. 3 LSU beach volleyball team heads to the west coast for a big weekend.

LSU will face No. 4 UCLA on Saturday, April 3, and double-header and No. 1 USC on Sunday, April 4 for another double-header.

“We’re looking to go toe-to-toe with whoever will get in the sand with us and those two programs are historic and traditionally powerful,” said coach Russell Brock. “We love to mix it up in that environment.”

The matches on Saturday will take place at Mapes Beach on UCLA’s campus at Noon CT and 3:30 p.m. The matches on Sunday will be on USC’s campus at Merle Norman Stadium at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Not only will the Tigers be making the trip west, but the East Region’s other top team, No. 2 Florida State, will also make its way to Los Angeles. The Seminoles have double-header matches against USC on Saturday and UCLA on Sunday.

LSU (16-2), Florida State (21-0), UCLA (11-1) and USC (12-0) have been the top-four teams in the AVCA for the entire season and have solidified themselves as the four front runners to compete for the National Championship next month in Gulf Shores.

The Tigers two losses have come against Florida State, but LSU has won eight in a row with a large opportunity looming ahead in California.

The Bruins will be hungry against LSU since the Tigers have won the last two matches against the Bruins. The teams played three times last season. They split a set of matches in Hawaii during the season’s opening weekend before UCLA came to Baton Rouge and fell to LSU.

This will be just the fifth meeting between LSU and USC. The Women of Troy own a 3-1 record over the Tigers and have won the past two meetings, most recently in Gulf Shores during the 2019 National Championship Tournament.

This will be just the fifth meeting between LSU and USC. The Women of Troy own a 3-1 record over the Tigers and have won the past two meetings, most recently in Gulf Shores during the 2019 National Championship Tournament.

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