The race for the Haiyang Three Star gold is down to four teams per gender, with three American women’s duos and two Brazilian men’s pairings remaining. Live streaming of the matches is set to begin at 9 p.m. ET
No. 2 Emily Stockman/Kelley Larsen, No. 3 Betsi Flint/Emily Day and No. 24 Caitlin Ledoux/Sarah Sponcil picked up a pair of victories on Saturday to earn a spot in the Haiyang semifinals beginning at 9 p.m. ET. On the men’s side, two Brazilian pairs are among the final four.
Brazilian Álvaro Filho is the real deal
American women won four of the eight pool titles at the Haiyang Three Star on Thursday, meanwhile sixth-seeded Americans Bill Kolinske/Miles Evans were the top seeded men’s pair to claim a pool championship.
Forty one men’s teams and 31 women’s teams will vie for the FIVB Haiyang titles this week, including Americans Casey Patterson/Stafford Slick, Emily Stockman/Kelley Larsen and Betsi Flint/Emily Day.
Millions of people around the world watched as Ivan Perisic scored the equalizer goal in Croatia’s 2-1 shocking upset of England at the World Cup semis in Russia. His goal changed the tide of the game and allowed Croatia to come out victorious en route to playing its first ever World Cup Final. However, few people know that Perisic has already tried his hand in Beach Volleyball as well.
After pulling out of their final two AVP San Francisco matches last weekend due to a rumored injury, Americans Kelley Larsen/Emily Stockman seem to have returned to form winning a pair of country quota matches on Monday and one qualification match on Tuesday to claim a spot in the Gstaad Major main draw.
Brazilian teams found success in pool play at the Itapema Four Star, claiming five of the 16 pool titles in their home event.
Five American women’s pairs and American men Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena and Theo Brunner/John Hyden are among the Top 12 in their respective genders at the Huntington Beach Open heading into Saturday.
The first eliminations of the Huntington Beach Open happened late Thursday night as the main draw was cut to 32 teams on both the men’s and women’s side.