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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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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