Beach Volleyball Rises to No. 7 in the Polls
LSU Sports Interactive
BATON ROUGE – After going 1-3 over the weekend against the top four teams in the nation, the LSU beach volleyball team rises to seventh in the AVCA and DiG Magazine polls, released earlier Monday.
The Tigers’ lone victory of the weekend came in their Saturday afternoon match against three-time defending National Champion, USC. LSU defeated the Trojans at Manhattan Beach Pier in Los Angeles, 4-1, joining Pepperdine, Long Beach State, Florida State, UCLA, and Hawaii as the only teams to have notched at least one victory over the Trojans all-time.
LSU fell to No. 4 UCLA, 4-1, No. 1 Pepperdine, 3-2, and No. 3 Hawaii, 4-1.
The Tigers will be back in action this weekend at the Gamecock Grandslam in Columbia, South Carolina. While at Wheeler Beach, LSU will face No. 11 Georgia State, Jacksonville State, No. 1 Pepperdine and the host, No. 9 South Carolina.
The Tigers’ first home tournament of the season will take place at Mango’s off of Sherwood Forrest in Baton Rouge March 24 and 25.
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