No. 5 LSU beach volleyball heads to Gulf Shores for loaded weekend including shot at No. 1 UCLA

PHOTO BY: LSU beach volleyball Twitter.

GULF SHORES, Ala. –  The No. 5 LSU beach volleyball team will compete in Gulf Shores where it will play five matches over the weekend, all against ranked opponents, including No. 1 UCLA at UAB’s March to May Tournament.

“Another big weekend for us,” LSU beach volleyball coach Russell Brock said. “I think it’s progressively gotten more challenging, so to head to Gulf Shores, a place where a National Championship will be held and be able to play five ranked teams is going to be a great opportunity to see where we are.”

The action starts Saturday with No. 13 Georgia State at 1 p.m. CT and then No. 7 Grand Canyon at 4 p.m. to end the day. On Sunday, LSU will take on No. 11 FAU at 8 a.m., No. 15 South Carolina at 10 a.m. and No. 1 UCLA at 3 p.m. before heading home.

“I think this is definitely the highest level of competition we have faced so far, particularly as a whole,” said Brock. “The weather should be good, so no excuses. We’re ready and it will be fun to see where it all lands at the end of the weekend.”

LSU has beaten four ranked opponents so far on its way to a 13-0 start, a program record for the best start to a season.

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