Former Scotts Valley resident Kerri Walsh and partner Misty May-Treanor will try to win their third straight Olympic gold medal in women’s beach volleyball in just about 15 minutes. Their opponent? No other than the other USA team, April Ross and Jen Kessey. These teams have played each other more than 30 times, so it’s sure to be a showdown.
Check back here to follow it blow for blow.
Here we go. Misty serves first. Kessey scores the first point with a lob but Walsh gets it back with a hard hit.
A hit on 2 by Walsh makes it 3-3, then a switch when Kessey’s hit off the net bounces out.
May’s pickup then pokey makes it 6-5.
Switch on 7-7 after a Ross pounding.
Nice to know I’m not the only one who one-overs. It’s a score for Kessey, even if accidental.
That’s a huge double block by Kessey– one on May and one on Walsh. She is fired up. Makes it 10-10 with a TV time out.
May and Walsh got their biggest lead of the night at 13-11. Then Ross-Kessey caught up, but now they are down by 2 again, 15-13.
Kessey just won a joust w/Walsh
Kessey-Ross take a time out after an ace by Walsh puts that team up 17-14, their biggest lead so far.
Wow, great rally but Walsh wins it with a shot to the side.
HUGE block by Walsh! 19-14
Kessey serves out. Big error. Match point
Liner by May ends it 21-16. Game 1 to May-Walsh.
May’s crazy deep pokeys have put them ahead 3-2. But Kessey’s hard drive makes it 3-3
Straight down for Walsh on 2 after great save on the other side results in a free ball.4-3
sorry I left you hangin folks. Walsh and May are running away with it, 20-15.
That’s it, a third gold for Walsh and May-Treanor. Two scores of 21-16. Congrats ladies!