Men's and women's volleyball , roundup
Date of competition: Sunday, June 19, 2011
The U.S. beach team of Misty May-Treanor and Stanford grad Kerri Walsh captured the silver medal Sunday at the 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Championships being played in Rome.
May-Treanor and Walshfell to the top-seeds Larissa Franca and Juliana Felisberta Da Silva of Brazil 21-17, 13-21, 16-14 in a 46-minute match.
May-Treanor and Walsh, the two-time Olympic Games gold medalists, captured their fourth medal at the FIVB World Championships adding to their three gold medals in the 2003 (Rio De Janeiro), 2005 (Berlin) and 2007 (Gstaad) edition of the tournament. They were playing in their 47th FIVB gold-medal match in 63 tournaments.
May-Treanor and Walsh had their 29-match FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship win streak snapped and are now 32-2 overall in the event.
In related news, the two-time Olympic gold medalist Walsh was larger than life Thursday as the FIVB revealed two giant statues of Walsh and Brazilian Emanuel Rego as part of the "FIVB Heroes" campaign launch in Rome.
“I am happy to be part of the campaign,” Walsh said in an FIVB release. “It will help to create more role models for future generations of players and a platform for stars.
The U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team found a way to win and took a 25-21, 15-25, 25-18, 25-22 victory over Poland in front of 6,000 fans in an FIVB World League match on Saturday at the Sears Centre Arena.
The United States regained its hold on second place in Group A and improved its record to 5-3. Poland falls to 4-4. The U.S. will travel to Tulsa, Okla., for its next two matches against world No. 1 Brazil on June 24-25.
Stanford grad Kevin Hansen played as a serving substitute.
Stanford grad Kawika Shoji and the U.S. Men's National A2 Team lost to Brazil 25-23, 21-25, 25-17, 28-26 in the Sixth Men’s Pan American Cup gold-medal match played Saturday evening in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.
Stanford grad Kristin Richards came off the bench to score 5 points as the U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team lost to China 16-25, 25-13, 29-27, 25-23 in the Montreux Volley Masters bronze-medal match last Sunday afternoon in Montreux, Switzerland.
posted by Rick on Jun 20, 2011 at 9:31 am
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