FIVB Women's Beach - November 7-10, 1996




FIVB Women's World Championship Series
Salvador, Bahia (Brazil)
November 7-10, 1996



RESULTS

1st - Rodrigues-Samuel      BRA    $26,200
2nd - Pires-Silva           BRA    $22,400
3rd - Behar-Shelda          BRA    $16,000
4th - Arce-McPeak           USA    $12,000
5th - Karina-Adriana Rodr   BRA
5th - Pottharst-Cook        AUS
7th - Rock-Fontana          USA    $ 6,000
7th - Renata-Roseli         BRA    $ 6,000
9th - Isabel-Gerusa         BRA 
9th - Huygens Tholen-Clarke AUS 
9th - Magda-Siomara         BRA
9th - Friedrichsen-Musch    GER
13th- Poppinga-Schaefer     USA    $ 1,600
13th- Bragado-Wood          USA    $ 1,600
13th- Broen Ouellette-Tough CAN    $ 1,600
13th- Rejane-Albetiza       BRA    $ 1,600
17th- Neeser-Koelliker      SUI 
17th- Burgesmeier-Ashforth  RSA
17th- Ivanise-Sandra        BRA 
17th- Hashimoto-Ishizaka    JPN
17th- Kim-Ji                KOR 
17th- Jorgensen-Funck       DEN 
17th- Elenice-Leninha       BRA 
17th- Brand-Straton         AUS

Nov. 9/10 - RESULTS

ARCE/MCPEAK DROP TWO; FINISH FOURTH IN FIVB BEACH VOLLEYBALL EVENT
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - After upsetting the first and fourth-seeded
teams earlier in the competition, the Evian Women's Pro Beach
Volleyball Tour duo of Lisa Arce and Holly McPeak couldn't maintain
the streak against the second- and third-seeded teams here this
weekend (November 9-10) in the $140,000 FIVB Beach Volleyball World
Championship-Series event.

Despite finishing fourth in their third FIVB event together, Arce
and McPeak shared $12,000, including $7,200 in bonus pool earnings. 
The United States tandem dropped a 15-13 decision to second-seeded
Monica Rodrigues and Adriana Samuel of Brazil Saturday in a semi-
final match.

In Sunday's bronze medal match, Arce and McPeak dropped another 15-
13 decision to third-seeded Shelda Bede and Adriana Behar of
Brazil.  In the championship match, Rodrigues and Samuel captured
their first FIVB event of the season after finishing second four
times by defeating top-seeded Sandra Pires and Jackie Silva of
Brazil 12-10 and 12-8.

Pires and Silva, who captured the Gold Medal at the 1996 Atlanta
Olympic Games by defeating Rodrigues and Samuel in the finals,
advanced to the finals with a 15-12 win over Bede and Behar
Saturday.

With the win, Rodrigues and Samuel split the $16,000 first-place
prize along with sharing a $13,200 bonus.  Pires and Silva shared
$22,400 overall while Bede and Behar split $16,000.

A pair of Manhattan Beach, Calif., residents, Arce and McPeak
advanced to the final rounds with two upset wins Friday.  The first
was a 16-14 victory over fourth-seeded Natalie Cook and Kerri
Pottharst of Australia 16-14.  The Australians earned the Olympic
bronze medal in Atlanta.

Pires and Silva were the next victims for Arce and McPeak as the
United States tandem won 15-8 to advance to the semi-finals.  Pires
and Silva had won five FIVB events this season.

Bede and Behar won the previous FIVB event this season at Puerto
Rico in September.  Arce and McPeak, who finished third in Puerto
Rico, captured the Korea title in August by defeating Rodrigues and
Samuel in the finals.

Three other Evian Tour teams competed in the next-to-last FIVB
event of the season with Barbra Fontana Harris (Laguna Beach,
Calif.) and Angela Rock (Carlsbad, Calif.) finishing seventh to
share $6,000, including bonus dollars.  The FIVB season ends Nov.
22-24 in Indonesia.

The United States tandems of Karrie Poppinga (Mililani,
Hi.)/Christine Schaefer (Florence, Ky.) and Danalee Bragado
(Honolulu, Hi.)/Ali Wood (Redondo Beach, Calif.) tied for 13th in
the competition to earn $800 each

From: Tim Simmons, WPVA

Nov. 8 - RESULTS

ARCE/MCPEAK UPSET PIRES/SILVA; ADVANCE TO BEACH VOLLEYBALL FINALS
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - Fifth-seeded Lisa Arce and Holly McPeak, the
second-ranked team on the 1996 Evian Women's Pro Beach Volleyball
Tour, scored two major upsets here Friday to advance to the final
four of FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship-Series event along
with three teams from Brazil.

A pair of Manhattan Beach, Calif., residents, Arce and McPeak upset
a pair of 1996 Atlanta Olympic Game medalists Friday to advance to
the Olympic Crossing semi-finals Saturday against second-seeded
Monica Rodrigues and Adriana Samuel, who won the Olympic silver
medal for Brazil last July.

In Saturday's other all-Brazil semi-finals match, third-seeded
Shelda Bede and Adriana Behar challenge top-seeded Sandra Pires and
Jackie Silva.  Saturday's winners advance to Sunday's finals where
the winning team will split the $16,000 first-place prize along
with sharing a $13,200 bonus.

Arce and McPeak, who are now 3-0 in the $130,000 event, opened
Friday's play by defeating the fourth-seeded Australian team of
Natalie Cook and Kerri Pottharst 16-14.  The Australians earned the
Olympic bronze medal in Atlanta.

Pires and Silva, the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games Gold Medalists,
were the next victims for Arce and McPeak as the United States
tandem won 15-8 to advance to the semi-finals.  "We knew we had to
play our best to beat Pires and Silva," said McPeak.  "I think we
surprised them."

Pires and Silva, who have won five FIVB events this season,
advanced to the semi-finals by eliminating Adriana Rodrigues and
Karina Silva of Brazil 15-10 while Monica Rodrigues and Samuel
downed Cook and Pottharst 15-8 to advance to Saturday's play.

Bede and Behar advanced to the semi-finals with a 15-11 win over
Monica Rodrigues and Samuel, who have finished second in four FIVB
events this season.  Bede and Behar won the last FIVB event this
season at Puerto Rico in September.  Arce and McPeak, who finished
third in Puerto Rico, captured the Korea title in August by
defeating Rodrigues and Samuel in the finals.

Three other Evian Tour teams competed in the next-to-last FIVB
event of the season with Barbra Fontana Harris (Laguna Beach,
Calif.) and Angela Rock (Carlsbad, Calif.) finishing seventh to
share $6,000, including bonus dollars.  The FIVB season ends Nov.
22-24 in Indonesia.

The United States tandems of Karrie Poppinga (Mililani,
Hi.)/Christine Schaefer (Florence, Ky.) and Danalee Bragado
(Honolulu, Hi.)/Ali Wood (Redondo Beach, Calif.) tied for 13th in
the competition to earn $800 each.  Fontana Harris and Rock were
eliminated 15-8 by Cook and Pottharst.  Poppinga and Schaefer were
ousted Brazilians Magda Lima and Simone 15-6 while Bragado and Wood
were eliminated after losing 15-4 to Maike Friedrichsen and Danja
Musch of Germany

From: Tim Simmons, WPVA


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