FIVB Las Vegas: Crabb-Gibb, Crabb-Bourne, Day-Flint to quarters, photo gallery

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The USA teams of Taylor Crabb and Jake Gibb, Trevor Crabb and Tri Bourne, and Emily Day and Betsi Flint earned quarterfinal slots in Friday’s play at the FIVB Las Vegas four-star event sponsored by p1440.
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LAS VEGAS — The USA teams of Taylor Crabb and Jake Gibb, Trevor Crabb and Tri Bourne, and Emily Day and Betsi Flint earned quarterfinal slots in Friday’s play at the FIVB Las Vegas four-star event sponsored by p1440.

Our recap and results follow with a photo gallery by Ed Chan and Stephen Burns below.

Crabb-Gibb face Russia’s Viacheslav Krasilnikov-Oleg Stoyanovskiy at 9 a.m. Pacific Saturday. Crabb-Bourne’s opponent will be Spain’s Pablo Herrera-Adrian Gavira at 11 a.m. Flint-Day get Brazil’s Ana Patricia Silva-Rebecca Cavalcanti at 12:20 p.m.

Kelly Claes-Sarah Sponcil and Emily Stockman-Kelley Larsen may join them in the quarterfinals, as six of the eight round-of-16 matches were postponed due to darkness. Claes-Sponcil face Brazil’s Maria Antonelli-Carolina Salgado, while Stockman-Larsen get Finland’s Taru Lahti-Anniina Parkkinnen. Both matches are scheduled for 9:50 a.m.

The remaining quarterfinalists on the men’s side are Norway’s Anders Mol-Christian Sorum, Brazil’s Ricardo Santos-Alvaro Filho, Italy’s Paolo Nicolai-Daniele Lupo, and Poland’s Grzegorz Fijalek-Michal Bryl.

The remaining  women’s round of 16 teams are Canada’s Heather Bansley-Brandie Wilkerson and Sarah Pavan-Melissa Humana-Paredes, Spain’s Liliana Fernandez-Elsa Baquerizo and Amaranta Navarro-Angela Lobato, Poland’s Kinga Kolosinska-Katarzyna Kociolek, Italy’s Marta Menegatti-Viktoria Orsi Toth, and Brazil’s Maria Clara Salgado-Elize Maia.

Crabb-Gibb only had to play one match after earning the first-round bye Thursday. They edged the Czech Republic’s Ondrej Perusic-David Schweiner in dramatic fashion 21-18, 12-21, 15-13.

“All the credit goes to Taylor,” Gibb said. “That guy is such a great blocker, he was getting on him early, it’s a true test of a champion to keep siding out when you’re in trouble.

“You get in trouble, and you keep fighting. That’s what he did, and I’m real proud of him.”

After being crushed 21-12 in the second set, Crabb-Gibb were able to turn it around when it counted.

“First of all, we got in some passing trouble, and then those guys can play some defense, they’re one of the top defensive teams in the world, so all credit to them, they’re a great team.”

Likewise, qualifiers Crabb-Bourne had the benefit of a first-round bye before having to stage a third-set comeback to defeat Germany’s Philipp Bergmann-Yannick Harms 19-21, 23-21, 15-9. Trevor Crabb put on an impressive blocking display to give his team a 9-3 lead in the deciding set.

“We started making some plays,” Crabb said, “and that led to some momentum in the third set, where we just shut them down.

The FIVB doesn’t record statistics, with the exception of Beach Major Series events, but Crabb had at least six blocks.

“I don’t know how many blocks I had, but those were the first of my tournament,” Crabb said with a laugh. “I didn’t have any in the first two matches, so I guess I saved them for that third set.

“After we got a couple, we knew that he would start to make more. He (Harms) had a really nice rhythm in the first set, which got us in trouble. But after a few, we knew we could pounce on him, and that’s all we did.”

Flint-Day upset top-seeded Hughes-Ross in a tough three-set match under the Friday night stadium lights 22-20, 14-21, 15-11.

Day was able to come up with critical blocks during the third set, when teams alternated on 3-4 point runs before Day-Flint closed it out.

“I needed to save our butt with some blocking,” Day said.

“Summer and Sara are a great team, we knew we had to get some big stops if we were going to beat them. It was a fun match out there.”

In the men’s elimination bracket, Casey Patterson-Stafford Slick, Ryan Doherty-Billy Allen, and Miles Evans-Billy Kolinske lost their first-round matches, finishing in 17th.

Patterson-Slick were defeated by Filho-Santos (21-14, 21-17), Doherty-Allen fell to Bergmann-Harms (21-13, 21-19), and Evans-Kolinske lost to Qatar’s Ahmed Tijan-Samba (21-19, 21-17).

WOMEN
Pool A
Round 2
Sara Hughes/Summer Ross United States (1) def. Tina Graudina/Anastasija Kravcenoka Latvia (17) 21-16, 21-13 (0:28)
Taru Lahti/Anniina Parkkinen Finland (16) def. Meimei Lin/Lingdi Zhu China (32, Q9) 21-18, 22-24, 21-19 (1:01)
Pool B
Round 2
Heather Bansley/Brandie Wilkerson Canada (2) def. Joy Stubbe/Marleen Van Iersel Netherlands (15) 21-13, 21-10 (0:29)
Brooke Sweat/Kerri Walsh Jennings United States (18) def. Kristina May/Taylor Pischke Canada (31) 21-15, 21-13 (0:30)
Pool C
Round 2
Melissa Humana-Paredes/Sarah Pavan Canada (3) def. Emily Day/Betsi Flint United States (19, Q3) 21-10, 23-21 (0:33)
Elsa Baquerizo/Liliana Fernandez Spain (14) def. Reika Murakami/Chiyo Suzuki Japan (30, Q8) 27-29, 21-11, 15-10 (0:47)
Pool D
Round 2
Maria Antonelli/Carolina Salgado Brazil (4) def. Niina Ahtiainen/Riikka Lehtonen Finland (20) 15-21, 21-19, 15-11 (0:50)
Fan Wang/Chen Xue China (13) def. Victoria Lopes/Taina Silva Brazil (29, Q7) 19-21, 21-19, 15-13 (0:45)
Pool E
Round 2
25: Kelley Larsen/Emily Stockman United States (5) def. Josemari Alves/Liliane Maestrini Brazil (21) 21-10, 15-21, 15-8 (0:38)
Katarzyna Kociolek/Kinga Kolosinska Poland (12) def. Laura Bloem/Jolien Sinnema Netherlands (28) 22-24, 21-16, 15-6 (0:41)
Pool F
Round 2
Nina Betschart/Tanja Huberli Switzerland (6) def. Miki Ishii/Megumi Murakami Japan (11) 22-20, 21-18 (0:41)
Ingrid Lunde/Oda Ulveseth Norway (27, Q6) def. Xinxin Wang/Xinyi Xia China (22) 23-21, 24-26, 15-11 (0:56)
Pool G
Round 2
Marta Menegatti/Viktoria Orsi Toth Italy (10) def. Svetlana Kholomina/Nadezda Makroguzova Russia (7) 21-11, 15-21, 15-13 (0:42)
Angela Lobato/Amaranta Navarro Spain (23) def. Nicole Branagh/Brittany Howard United States (26, Q4) 25-23, 16-21, 15-10 (0:55)
Pool H
Round 2
Rebecca Cavalcanti/Ana Patricia Silva Brazil (8, Q1) def. Elize Maia/Maria Clara Salgado Brazil (24, Q5) 21-19, 25-23 (0:35)
Kelly Claes/Sarah Sponcil United States (9, Q2) def. Anna Behlen/Cinja Tillmann Germany (25) 21-7, 21-14 (0:25)
Winners bracket
Round 1
Liliana Fernandez/Elsa Baquerizo Spain (14) def. Anastasija Kravcenoka/Tina Graudina Latvia (17) 19-21, 23-21, 15-10 (0:46)
Taru Lahti/Anniina Parkkinen Finland (16) def. Nadezda Makroguzova/Svetlana Kholomina Russia (7) 24-22, 24-22 (0:41)
Amaranta Navarro/Angela Lobato Spain (23) def. Riikka Lehtonen/Niina Ahtiainen Finland (20) 22-20, 21-17 (0:39)
Sarah Sponcil/Kelly Claes United States (9, Q2) def. Josemari Alves/Liliane Maestrini Brazil (21) 21-17, 21-19 (0:34)
Kinga Kolosinska/Katarzyna Kociolek Poland (12) def. Joy Stubbe/Marleen Van Iersel Netherlands (15) 21-18, 16-21, 15-11 (0:44)
Maria Clara Salgado/Elize Maia Brazil (24, Q5) def. Ingrid Lunde/Oda Ulveseth Norway (27, Q6) 21-18, 24-22 (0:38)
Megumi Murakami/Miki Ishii Japan (11) def. Fan Wang/Chen Xue China (13) 24-22, 19-21, 15-8 (0:50)
Betsi Flint/Emily Day United States (19, Q3) def. Brooke Sweat/Kerri Walsh Jennings United States (18) 19-21, 21-19, 15-12 (0:48)
Round 2
Heather Bansley/Brandie Wilkerson Canada (2) vs. Liliana Fernandez/Elsa Baquerizo Spain (14)
Emily Stockman/Kelley Larsen United States (5) vs. Taru Lahti/Anniina Parkkinen Finland (16)
Nina Betschart/Tanja Huberli Switzerland (6) vs. Amaranta Navarro/Angela Lobato Spain (23)
Maria Antonelli/Carolina Salgado Brazil (4) vs. Sarah Sponcil/Kelly Claes United States (9, Q2)
Melissa Humana-Paredes/Sarah Pavan Canada (3) vs. Kinga Kolosinska/Katarzyna Kociolek Poland (12)
Marta Menegatti/Viktoria Orsi Toth Italy (10) vs. Maria Clara Salgado/Elize Maia Brazil (24, Q5)
Ana Patricia Silva/Rebecca Cavalcanti Brazil (8, Q1) def. Megumi Murakami/Miki Ishii Japan (11) 21-11, 21-12 (0:26)
Betsi Flint/Emily Day United States (19, Q3) def. Sara Hughes/Summer Ross United States (1) 22-20, 14-21, 15-11 (0:44)
Round 3
Ana Patricia Silva/Rebecca Cavalcanti Brazil (8, Q1) vs. Betsi Flint/Emily Day United States (19, Q3)
MEN
Winners bracket
Round 1
Martins Plavins/Edgars Tocs Latvia (8) def. Grant O’Gorman/Ben Saxton Canada (13) 21-18, 21-19 (0:33)
Ricardo Santos/Alvaro Filho Brazil (16) def. Casey Patterson/Stafford Slick United States (23) 21-14, 21-17 (0:34)
Pablo Herrera/Adrian Gavira Spain (3) def. Marco Grimalt/Esteban Grimalt Chile (17) 21-18, 19-21, 15-11 (0:45)
Philipp Bergmann/Yannick Harms Germany (22) def. Ryan Doherty/Billy Allen United States (20) 21-13, 21-19 (0:32)
Marco Caminati/Enrico Rossi Italy (21) def. Stefan Basta/Lazar Kolaric Serbia (18) 17-21, 21-16, 15-13 (0:52)
Ahmed Tijan/Cherif Samba Qatar (6) def. Miles Evans/Billy Kolinske United States (25, Q4) 21-19, 21-17 (0:36)
Gustavo “Guto” Carvalhaes/Saymon Barbosa Brazil (10) def. Robin Seidl/Philipp Waller Austria (14) 21-15, 21-18 (0:34)
Ondrej Perusic/David Schweiner Czech Republic (12) def. Jasper Bouter/Christiaan Varenhorst Netherlands (15) 24-22, 19-21, 15-12 (0:49)
Round 2
Christian Sorum/Anders Mol Norway (2) def. Martins Plavins/Edgars Tocs Latvia (8) 21-18, 21-14 (0:30)
Ricardo Santos/Alvaro Filho Brazil (16) def. Alexander Brouwer/Robert Meeuwsen Netherlands (5) 21-15, 13-21, 15-9 (0:48)
Pablo Herrera/Adrian Gavira Spain (3) def. Pedro Solberg/Bruno Oscar Schmidt Brazil (11) 21-17, 18-21, 15-13 (0:44)
Trevor Crabb/Tri Bourne United States (19, Q1) def. Philipp Bergmann/Yannick Harms Germany (22) 19-21, 23-21, 15-9 (0:48)
Grzegorz Fijalek/Michal Bryl Poland (4) def. Marco Caminati/Enrico Rossi Italy (21) 21-13, 21-11 (0:30)
Paolo Nicolai/Daniele Lupo Italy (7) def. Ahmed Tijan/Cherif Samba Qatar (6) 21-18, 21-17 (0:31)
Viacheslav Krasilnikov/Oleg Stoyanovskiy Russia (9) def. Gustavo “Guto” Carvalhaes/Saymon Barbosa Brazil (10) 21-13, 17-21, 15-13 (0:44)
Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb United States (1) def. Ondrej Perusic/David Schweiner Czech Republic (12) 21-18, 12-21, 15-13 (0:41)
Round 3
Christian Sorum/Anders Mol Norway (2) vs. Ricardo Santos/Alvaro Filho Brazil (16)
Pablo Herrera/Adrian Gavira Spain (3) vs. Trevor Crabb/Tri Bourne United States (19, Q1)
Grzegorz Fijalek/Michal Bryl Poland (4) vs. Paolo Nicolai/Daniele Lupo Italy (7)
Viacheslav Krasilnikov/Oleg Stoyanovskiy Russia (9) vs. Taylor Crabb/Jake Gibb United States (1)

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