The U.S. Boys U19 National Team upended Chile 3-0 (26-24, 25-16, 25-11) on Monday in Guatemala in their first pool play match of the Boys’ U19 Pan American Cup, a qualifying tournament to the FIVB U19 World Championship.
Eight U.S. beach volleyball teams will compete at the Itapema 4-star November 10-14 in Itapema, Brazil. It is the last international event of 2021 and the final event of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.
Alix Klineman and April Ross won bronze at the FIVB World Tour Finals Sunday. It was their fifth international medal of 2021 and the first time an American women's pair finished on the World Tour Finals podium.
Alix Klineman/April Ross will play for bronze at the at the FIVB Word Tour Finals Sunday after going 1-1 to start the playoff round. In the quarterfinals, they beat fellow Americans Kelly Claes/Sarah Sponcil.
Three American teams combined for a 2-3 record on day one of the FIVB World Tour Finals Wednesday. Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil went 1-0 and are second in their pool, while Jake Gibb and Taylor Crabb went 1-1.
Three U.S. Beach National Team pairs - Klineman/Ross, Claes/Sponcil and Gibb/Crabb - will compete at the FIVB World Tour Finals October 6-10 in Cagliari, Italy. It will be Gibb's final international tournament.
Four U.S. beach volleyball athletes recently won their first international beach tournaments as both Terese Cannon/Delaney Mewhirter and Miles Evans/Troy Field took gold at the Nijmegen 1-star event on the FIVB World Tour Sept. 19.
American beach pair Alix Klineman and April Ross claimed the Olympic gold medal with a 2-0 victory over Australians Mariafe Artacho del Solar/Taliqua Clancy, 21-15, 21-16. They lost just one set in their seven matches en route to Olympic glory.
Alix Klineman and April Ross dominated Switzerland’s Anouk Verge-Depre/Joana Heidrich for a 2-0 (21-12, 21-11) win Wednesday, clinching a spot in the Tokyo 2020 women's beach volleyball gold medal match.
The U.S. Olympic beach volleyball squad of Jake Gibb and Tri Bourne hung tough during a 2-0 (21-18, 21-17) loss to Cherif Younousse/Ahmed Tijan of Qatar Friday night in a match that decided the Pool C title.