Attendance records, upsets and win streaks highlighted the collegiate volleyball landscape in October, while the 2018 World Championships field was set, the FIVB tested new beach rules and announced two drug-related reinstatements on the international scene.
College volleyball stole the show in September with a schedule affected by hurricanes, impacted by major injuries and highlighted by milestone wins and upsets. The World Grand Champions Cup, AVP Championship and much more also dotted the volleyball landscape.
May wrapped up both the NCAA men’s and beach seasons, kicked off the AVP Tour and crowned champions in the Russian Super League, Polish League and Women’s Club World Championship among others.
Ryan Doherty and John Hyden, who together won the 2017 AVP Championship, are splitting up according to Doherty’s facebook page.
In a tough two-set match, John Hyden and Ryan Doherty take down the reigning champions Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena for the AVP Tour title in Chicago.
The top four seeds are through to the quarterfinals after blazing through their foes on Day 1 of the main draw on Manhattan Beach.
Latvia’s Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins eliminated the United States Ryan Doherty and John Hyden in a 2-1, (23-21, 18-21, 15-12) win.
The Round of 32 has been set on the men’s side following pool play and the Lucky Loser matches.
USA’s Ryan Doherty and John Hyden were in danger of the Lucky Losers round of the competition, had they lost their match to the Guatemalans, but they were able to roll straight through Andy Leonardo and Luis Garcia 2-0, (21-7, 21-11).
Americans Casey Patterson (above) and Theo Bunner haven’t lost a set through 2 matches at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships.