Women’s World Tour Round Of 16 Finishes – Quarterfinals Await

  0 Carly DeMarque | September 16th, 2016 | Beach, Lifestyle, Pro Beach



The Italian duo started the match on a 3-0 run, off an attack, block and an attack hit out by Gallay. Argentina came back to tie the first set at 5-5 and continued to take charge coming up with at 13-8 lead. Menegatti and Giombini fought to get the set tied up at 20 all late in the set off a number of Gallay errors. The set ended win Argentina on top at 22-20 with a Klug kill and a Giombini error.

The second set was a marathon of back and forth points, featuring 13 different ties, the last coming at 16-16. The Italians each came up with kills to take a late 18-16 lead. Giombini slammed down two kills to further the lead to 20-17, making it set point. A Gallay kill and Klug tool, brought the pair within one point at 19-20, but a Giombini shot off the block ended the second set 21-19, forcing a third.

Four Argentina kills and ace and Italian error put Gallay and Klug ahead early in the third with a 6-2 lead. The Italians came to within two at 8-6, but that is the closest they came to the Argentinians in the third, before the pair put an end to the match with a 15-11 finish.

Argentina pair Gallay and Klug eliminated Italians Menegatti and Giombini and advance to the quarterfinals, where Brazilians Talita and Larissa will be waiting to face them at 3pm.

The first set started by each team trading points until it reached at 4-4 tie, then Valjas put down two kills and a service ace to take a 7-4 lead. The Canadians maintained a three to four point lead most of the match, but the Swiss didn’t give up, tying the set at 17-17. They traded points much like at the beginning of the set, coming to a tie at 22 all. A Forrer kill and Broder error ended the first 24-22 in favor of the Swiss.

The second set was no different than the first, except it was a back and forth battle the entire match. The set featured 13 ties, the final coming at 19-19, where a Forrer tool and a Valjas error in the net ended the match at 21-19.

Forrer/Verge-Depre advance to the quarterfinals, eliminating Broder/Valjas. They will face Laboureur/Sude (Germany) at 3pm.


The first started with a back and forth point exchange between the teams tying every point up until 8-8. The German squad utilized a service error and a Walkenhorst block to go up 10-8. The Canadians battled back to get within one at 12-13, but Ludwig and Walkenhorst pulled ahead, taking the set 21-17.

Canada started the second on a 5-2 run, but the Germans quickly tied up the set at 8-8. From there six straight ties came, ending on 14 all. The German duo put down a kill and monster block, to go ahead 16-14, but the Canadians quickly fought back to tie the game at 17-17. Canada went on a 4-1 run to end the set 21-18.

The deciding third set started with a quick 5-5 tie, but 6-0 run put the Germans ahead 11-6. The Canadians tried battling back but couldn’t keep up, dropping the match 15-10.

The reining Olympic champions eliminate Canada from the tournament with the win, and await Kerri Walsh-Jennings and April Ross of the United States in the quarterfinals at 4pm.

Australian pair battled hard in the first set, with nine ties in the set, the last coming at 15-15. Spain kept it close the remainder of the set, but couldn’t hold on, dropping the set 19-21.

The second set went the same way for the Australians, a back and forth marathon match. Tied up at 12-12, Australia went on a 4-0 run to bring a 16-12 gap between the two teams. The Spaniards couldn’t keep up and are eliminated from the tournament after dropping the set and match 21-15.

The Australian pair eliminated Spain with the win. Swiss duo Heidrich/Zumkehr is their next challenge at 4pm.

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About Carly DeMarque

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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