FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Finals: Women’s Day 1

  0 Carly DeMarque | September 14th, 2016 | Beach, International Volleyball, News, Pro, Pro Beach


Larissa Maestrini and Talita Antunes (Brazil) Beat Jamie Broder and Kristina Valjas (Canada)

After a quick 33 minute match on Wednesday, the Brazilian pair has beaten Broder and Valijas in seven straight pairings.

The first set started off a back and forth battle until Antunes rattled off three kills on the Canadian to take a 13-8 lead. From there the Brazilians attack was too much for the Canadians to handle, taking the set 21-11.

The Brazilian pair started the second set strong taking an early 7-2 lead. The Canadian’s tried making a comeback but couldn’t get anything going, dropping the set 21-18.

Nadine Zumkehr and Joana Heidrich (Switzerland) Sweep Ana Gallay and Georgina Klug (Argentina)

The Switzerland team dominated the Argentinians in a fast 25 minute match.

The first set was close to start with a battle at 6-6, but the Switzerland pair pushed forward rattling off point after point on Argentina to end the set 21-15.

Heidrich took charge in the second set after the Argentinian’s kept it close in the beginning at 7-6. Heidrich put up three monster blocks and three kills to put the team ahead 14-7. From there it was all Switzerland, taking the set 21-11.

Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson (Canada) Dominate Marta Menegatti and Laura Giombini (Italy)

Coming off a big win last night, the Canadian pair won their first ever international Beach Volleyball event together.

The Canadians didn’t waste anytime the first set, jumping to a quick 10-4 lead over the Italians. Italy couldn’t keep up and dropped the set 21-14.

The Italians didn’t give up easily, making the beginning of the second set a challenge with a 10-10 score. Canada finished the match off on an 11-2 run, ending the second set 21-12.

This match provided more confidence for the newly-formed Canadian duo of Bansley and Wilkerson after winning the special Canadian play-in match on Tuesday.

Isabelle Forrer and Anouk Verge-Depre (Switzerland) Take Down Taliqua Clancy and Louise Bawden (Australia)

The Switzerland pair wins in 29 minutes over the Australian pair, holding a 4-3 lead in overall matches won in meets between the two team in the FIVB World Tour series.

The first set was a close battle at 17-17, until Switzerland took charge and finished off the set on a 4-0 run.

The second set was close early at 9-8, but Switzerland ended the set on an 11-5 run, taking the set and match 21-13.

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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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