VolleyMob’s National Beach Team Of The Week: LSU

  0 Carly DeMarque | March 21st, 2017 | Beach, CCSA, College - Beach, News

After sweeping their home tournament this past week, the LSU beach volleyball team has been named the VolleyMob National Beach Team of the Week.

The Tigers improved to 6-5 after the 4-0 weekend at the Mango’s Beach Volleyball Club.

In the teams first match of the tournament, the Tigers were able to complete the sweep over Tulane 5-0. The #4 pair of Megan Davenport and Riley Young were able to rally back from a first set loss to take down Tarin Mergener and Annie Shurtz 2-1, (20-22, 21-12, 15-11). The #1, #5 and #6 pairs also fought through three set matches against Tulane.

In the second competition of the weekend, the Tigers took the 4-1 victory over #9 South Carolina, with the #2 position being the only team to drop a decision. Davenport and Young, playing in the #5 spot, were the only pair to take three sets to the Gamecocks, winning 2-1, (17-21, 21-18, 15-10).

Their toughest match of the Tiger Beach Challenge came to FIU. The #4 duo of Cati Leak and Maddie Ligon started things off for the Tigers with an easy two set sweep 2-0, (21-13, 21-13) over Natalia Giron and Lina Bernier. The #5 pair dropped the second match to tie the match at 1-1. Katie Lindelow and Olivia Powers brought LSU to a 2-1 lead, but FIU kept fighting, taking the #2 pair in straight sets.

With the match tied at 2-2, LSU was counting on the #1 pair of Claire Coppola and Kristen Nuss to bring home the victory. The duo took three sets 2-1 (21-18, 21-23, 15-12) to finish the match 3-2 for the Tigers.

Rounding off their perfect weekend was a 4-1 victory over North Florida. Every team completed their match in straight sets, with the squads only loss coming from the #2 side.

The Tigers will return to action this coming weekend at the Horned Frog Challenge at the TCU Courts in Fort Worth, Texas.

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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