Pro Beach 4s - St. Louis, MO - June 28-30, 1996


WOMEN'S RESULTS

1. Norelco - Shaver, W. Stammer, Hatchett, McKienzie        $10,900
2. Paul Mitchell - Cobbs, Buckner, Shoemaker, Kurt          $ 9,100
3. Nike - Reece, Crawford, Meredith, L. Sato                $ 7,300  
4. Sony Autosound - Oden, White, Schwerm, Boehle            $ 6,100
5. Discus Athletic - Cox, Eldridge, Johnson, Randick        $ 5,200

Team Norelco Takes Women's Final
at the Bud Light Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament
Volleyball Tournament in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO, (June 30, 1996) - Led by Wendy Stammer (Portland, Ore./Louisiana State), who had six kills and 2 blocks, Team Norelco won their second title of the year at the Bud Light Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament in St. Louis, Missouri. Teammate, Joy McKienzie (Littleton, Col./Long Beach State) held Norelco's defense together in getting 16 digs in the final.

For runnerup, Paul Mitchell, Annett Buckner (Carson, Cal./UCLA) paced their offense with 13 kills.

Team Nike, led by Gabrielle Reece (La Jolla, Cal./Florida State), finished in third place for the third time this season.

Team Sony Autosound finished fourth, while last weeks winner, Team Discus Athletic rounded out the field in finishing fifth this week.

The Bud Light Pro Beach Volleyball League action will continue next weekend in St. Paul, Minnesota, as the men take the week off and the women hold the spotlight all to themselves. The final will be televised LIVE by CBS at 3 p.m. EST.

Match Results

Friday

Gabrielle Reece (La Jolla, Cal./Florida State) led Team Nike with 9 kills and 3 blocks as Nike snapped a four game losing streak by beating Team Discus Athletic 16-14 in their opening round match.

Team Nike and Team Paul Mitchell both ended the day at 1-0 and will meet in the opening match on Saturday.

Team Sony Autosound and Team Discus Athletic both end day 1 in the round robin at 1-1, while Team Norelco finished at 0-2.

Saturday

Team Paul Mitchell earned an automatic berth into the women's finals on the final day of play with a 3-1 record. They will play the winner of the Nike (2-2) vs. Norelco (2-2) semi-final match.

Teams are seeded after round robin play by win-loss record. If there is a tie among seeded teams, the first tie-breaker will be points-for (PF) versus points-against (PA), with the second tie-breaker being a ratio of PF/PA. The third tie-breaker is their head-to-head record.

Sunday

Sand Notes

Statistical Leaders

Tournament

Kills          Team     Number

Eldridge       Discus     40
Shoemaker      PM         39
Hatchett       Norelco    35

Digs           Team     Number

McKienzie      Norelco    49
Kurt           PM         46
Cox            Discus     44

Blocks         Team     Number

Reece          Nike       10
Hatchett       Norelco     9
Crawford       Nike        9


MEN'S RESULTS

1. Ocean Pacific - D.Dvorak, Diehl, Duke, Briceno           $10,400
2. Paul Mitchell - Williams, Greenbaum, Presho, Buck        $ 8,400
3. Outdoor Products - Hanan, Salmons, Allen, E.Sato         $ 6,400
4. Sony Autosound - Partie, Sealy, Sullivan, Knipe          $ 5,200 

Team OP Wins Men's Tournament at the Bud Light Pro Beach Volleyball Event in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO (June 30, 1996) - Mike Diehl's (Huntington Beach, CA/UCLA) 14 kills and 3 blocks led Team OP to a 15-10 win over Team Paul Mitchell at the Bud Light Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament at the St. Louis Union Station.

The victory is OP's second consecutive and third overall win on the 1996 season (New York 6/2 and Chicago 6/23). Paul Mitchell has reached the final match two times in a row, both times resulting in losses to OP. Mark Presho (San Diego, CA/Univ. Hawaii) led Paul Mitchell with 7 kills but he also had 9 hitting errors.

Paul Mitchell and OP both advanced tot he final match with 3-1 records. Outdoor Products finished in third.

The Bud Light Pro Beach Volleyball League action will continue next weekend in St. Paul, Minnesota, as the men take the week off and the women hold the spotlight all to themselves. The final will be televised LIVE by CBS at 3 p.m. EST. The men have the weekend off.

Match Results

Friday

Sony Autosound lost both of their matches giving them an 0-2 record.

Last weekend's tournament champions, Team OP, finished the day 1-0 by beating Paul Mitchell 12-12. Mike Diehl of Team OP tallied 12 kills and 1 block in OP's only match of the day.

Outdoor Products finished the day at 1-0 with a win over Sony Autosound.

Saturday

Team Paul Mitchell (2-1) will advance to the finals unless they lose by 10 points or more in tomorrow's semi-final match against Sony Autosound (1-2).

In the other semi-final match, Team OP (2-1) will advance if they beat Outdoor Products (1-2). Outdoor Products will advance to the finals if they win by 5 or more points.

Sunday

Sand Notes

Statistical Leaders

Tournament

Kills          Team     Number

Diehl          OP         53
Knipe          Sony       42
Presho         PM         38

Digs           Team     Number

E. Sato        Outdoor    39
Williams       PM         35
Rigg           Sony       27

Blocks         Team     Number

Partie         Sony       12
Sealy          Sony        8
Hanan          Outdoor     8


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