Betsi Flint/Kelley Larsen Capture Second World Tour Gold In Ulsan

  0 Carly DeMarque | July 22nd, 2017 | Beach, FIVB Majors Series, News, Pro Beach

2017 World Tour – Ulsan

After three days of competition, Betsi Flint and Kelley Larsen have claimed the title in Ulsan, the pair took down top-seeded Varapatsorn Radarong/Tanarattha Udomchavee in straight sets. For Flint/Larsen, this is their second appearance on the Tour, with their first stop being in Jiangning, Nanjing, a two-star event, where they also took the gold medal.

Flint/Larsen took the gold with a 2-0, (21-16, 21-13) victory that took only 30 minutes to complete. The American crew took a large lead to start the first set, which was enough for them to keep control to finish with a Flint block at 21-16. In the second set, Flint/Larsen began racking up points, leading 18-12 late. They closed the set and match with a 3-1 run and a 21-13 score.

In the bronze medal match, Shaunna Marie Polley/Kelsie Wills from New Zealand took down Rumpaipruet Numwong/Khanittha Hongpak in a 2-0, (21-17, 21-18) match. The first set opened with a six point gap for Polley/Wills but Numwong/Hongpak tightened up the score but were not able to keep their momentum going, losing 21-17. The second set was led by Numwong/Hongpak until Polley/Wills caught up at 11-11. From there, it was a tough battle until 18-18 when Wills scored three in a row on a kill, block and ace to end the match.

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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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