Pedro Solberg/Evandro Advance to World Tour Gold Medal Match

  0 Braden Keith | September 18th, 2016 | Beach, News, Pro, Pro Beach


Evandro/Pedro Solberg (Brazil) def. Tri Bourne/John Hyden (USA) 2-0

  • 21-19, 21-18
  • Evandro/Pedro Solberg advance to play the winner of Alison/Bruno Schmidt vs. Schalk/Saxton

The American pair of Tri Bourne and John Hyden have been one of the hottest teams at the 2016 FIVB World Tour Finals, but on Sunday, the Brazilian seconds Pedro Solberg/Evandro stopped the momentum and got revenge with a 2-0 win.

The American pair had won a three-setter earlier this week on Wednesday. The difference here is that in that match, the Americans struggled with keeping the ball in the lines. In the teams’ first matchup, the Americans had just 9 errors in 3 sets (including 2 each in the two sets the Americans won). On Sunday morning, the Americans committed 12 errors in just 2 sets.

In spite, the Americans kept the match competitive, especially in the first set where, despite the errors, they kept things close. When it came to the end of each set, though, it wasn’t the American errors, it was the strong hitting by the Brazilians, especially Evandro, that closed out each set.

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Braden's first foray into sports journalism came in 2010, when he launched a swimming website called The Swimmers' Circle. Two years later, he joined as a co-founder. Long huge fans of volleyball, when Braden and the SwimSwam partners sought an opportunity to …

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