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Rogers Dalhausser Win Out in Pool Play

Aug. 02, 2012, 12 a.m. (ET)

B.J. Hoeptner Evans
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LONDON (Aug. 2, 2012) – The U.S. men’s beach volleyball team Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers completed pool play at the 2012 Olympic Games on Thursday with a 21-13, 21-15 victory in 35 minutes over Petr Benes and Premysl Kubala of Czech Republic at the Horse Guards Parade venue.

Dalhausser (Ormond Beach, Fla.) and Rogers (Santa Barbara, Calif.) are the defending Olympic champions and seeded No. 2 in the tournament. With the victory they won Pool B with a 3-0 record and will wait until the finish of play Thursday night to find out when and whom they will play in the first round of single-elimination play.

Benes and Kubala, seeded No. 14, finish third in the pool at 1-2.

Dalhausser and Rogers dominated the match, leading in attacks (24-19), blocks (5-1) and aces (3-0). The teams tied 9-9 in digs. Rogers had 13 kills, two aces and seven digs. Dalhausser had 11 kills and all five of his team’s blocks.

“We were just on. Everything seemed a little bit easier than the last few matches,” Rogers said. “The last two matches just seemed like a struggle. This time we both were serving well; we both were passing, setting and siding out well. He blocked fantastically. When we’re like that we’re pretty tough to beat.”

Dalhausser added, “If we can keep playing like we did tonight I think we’ll do pretty well.”

The two teams kept things close in the first set until the score was tied at 9-9. Rogers scored on a kill giving Dalhausser the serve. The U.S. scored four more straight points to lead 14-9. The Czech team called timeout and Dalhausser’s next serve went out of bounds. But the U.S. came back to score four more straight points, including two Dalhausser kills and a Rogers attack and ace, to lead 18-10. The Czech team never recovered. Dalhausser scored the final two points of the set with attacks.

The Czech Republic led 4-3 in the second set when Rogers scored with an attack and followed with a second kill and an ace. Dalhausser added a block to give his team a 7-4 lead. The U.S. was leading 15-11 when Rogers scored with a kill and Dalhausser followed with two straight blocks to give the U.S. an 18-11 advantage. The U.S. reached match points at 20-13. Czech Republic scored on two straight Kubala attacks before Dalhausser won it with a kill.

Beach Volleyball - Competition Schedule Event Details 

Pool D Results
Team (Country) Points/Match Record/Set Record/Points Ratio
1 Gibb-Rosenthal (USA) 5/2-1/4-2/1.337
2 Fijalek-Prudel (POL) 5/2-1/5-2/1.148
3 Samoilovs – Sorokins (LAT) 5/2-1/4-3/1.027
4  Chiya - Goldschmit (RSA) 0/0-3/0-6/.603

Pool B Results
Team (Country) Points/Match Record/Set Record/Points Ratio
1 Rogers-Dalhausser (USA) 6/3-0, 6-1/1.275
2 Herrera-Gavira (ESP) 5/2-1/5-2/1.045
3 Benes-Kubala (CZE) 4/1-2/2-5/0.938
4 Asahi-Shiratori (JPN) 3/0-3/1-6/.797

Day 1     Sat 28 Jul       
Session BV01     Start: 09:00    End: 12:50   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
Pool D: Samoilovs - Sorokins (LAT) def  Fijalek - Prudel (POL), 21-12, 15-21, 12-15 (:50)
Pool C: Brink - Reckermann (GER) def Semenov - Prokopiev (RUS), 21-19, 21-17 (:43)
Session BV02     Start: 14:30    End: 18:20   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
Pool C: Heyer - Chevallier (SUI) def Xu - Wu (CHN), 21-18, 16-21, 12-15 (:59)
Pool F: Binstock - Reader (CAN) def Grotowski - Garcia-Thompson (GBR), 19-21, 13-21 (:42)  
Session BV03     Start: 20:00    End: 23:50   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
Pool F: Cunha - Ricardo (BRA) def Skarlund - Spinnangr (NOR), 21-14, 21-18 (:37)   
Pool D: Gibb - Rosenthal (USA) def Chiya - Goldschmit (RSA), 21-10, 21-11 (:33)   

Day 2     Sun 29 Jul       
Session BV04     Start: 09:00    End: 12:50   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
Pool B: Herrera - Gavira (ESP) def Benes - Kubala (CZE), 25-23, 21-16 (:40)   
Pool A:  Emanuel - Alison (BRA) def Doppler - Horst (AUT), 19-21, 21-17, 16-14 (:58)   
Session BV05     Start: 14:30    End: 18:20   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
Pool E: Nummerdor - Schuil (NED) def Hernandez - Fañe (VEN), 21-18, 17-21, 15-10 (:54)   
Pool E: Plavins - Smedins (LAT) def Erdmann - Matysik  (GER), 21-19, 21-23, 9-15 (:57)
Session BV06     Start: 20:00    End: 23:50   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
Pool B: Rogers - Dalhausser (USA) def Asahi - Shiratori (JPN), 21-15, 21-16 (:40)
Pool A: Nicolai - Lupo (ITA) def Heuscher - Bellaguarda (SUI), 19-21, 18-21 (:38)

Day 3     Mon 30 Jul       
Session BV07     Start: 09:00    End: 12:50   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
Pool F: Skarlund - Spinnangr (NOR) def Binstock - Reader  (CAN), 21-14, 21-18 (:39)
Pool D: Samoilovs - Sorokins (LAT) def Chiya - Goldschmit (RSA), 21-13, 21-10 (:34) 
Session BV08     Start: 14:30    End: 18:20   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
Pool C: Brink - Reckermann (GER) def Xu - Wu (CHN), 13-21, 21-19, 15-8 (:52)  
Pool F: Cunha - Ricardo (BRA) def Grotowski - Garcia-Thompson (GBR), 21-17, 21-12 in (:40)
Session BV09     Start: 20:00    End: 23:50   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
Pool C: Heyer - Chevallier (SUI) def Semenov - Prokopiev (RUS), 28-26, 18-21, 15-13 (1:09) 
Pool D: Fijalek - Prudel (POL) def Gibb - Rosenthal (USA), 21-17, 21-18 (:43)

Day 4     Tue 31 Jul       
Session BV10     Start: 09:00    End: 12:50   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
Pool B: Benes - Kubala (CZE) def Asahi - Shiratori (JPN), 17-21, 21-12, 15-7 (:44) 
Pool A: Emanuel - Alison (BRA) def Heuscher - Bellaguarda (SUI), 21-17, 21-12 (:34) 
Session BV11     Start: 14:30    End: 18:20   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
Pool E: Plavins - Smedins (LAT) def Hernandez - Fañe (VEN), 21-14, 21-16 (:38) 
Pool E: Nummerdor - Schuil (NED) def Erdmann - Matysik  (GER), 21-9, 21-16 (:34)
Session BV12     Start: 20:00    End: 23:50   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
Pool B: Rogers - Dalhausser (USA) def Herrera - Gavira (ESP), 19-21, 21-16, 15-13 (:59)                                  
Pool A: Doppler - Horst (AUT) def Nicolai - Lupo (ITA), 21-18, 21-17 (:42)

Day 5     Wed 01 Aug       
Session BV13     Start: 09:00    End: 12:50   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
Pool C: Semenov - Prokopiev (RUS) def  Xu - Wu (CHN), 27-29, 21-17, 12-15 (1:06)
Pool D: Fijalek - Prudel (POL) def Chiya - Goldschmit (RSA), 21-19, 21-13 (:43)
Session BV14 Start: 14:30 End: 18:20 Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
Pool D: Gibb - Rosenthal (USA) def Samoilovs - Sorokins (LAT), 21-10, 21-16 (:37)
Pool F: Skarlund - Spinnangr (NOR) def Grotowski - Garcia-Thompson (GBR), 22-20, 21-13 (:41)
Session BV15 Start: 20:00 End: 23:50 Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
Pool F: Cunha - Ricardo (BRA) def Binstock - Reader (CAN), 21-18, 24-22 (:48)
Pool C: Brink - Reckermann (GER) def Heyer - Chevallier (SUI), 21-14, 21-16 (:42)  

Day 6     Thu 02 Aug       
Session BV16     Start: 09:00    End: 12:50   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
Pool E: Plavins - Smedins (LAT) def Nummerdor - Schuil (NED), 21-14, 21-18 (:38)  
Pool A: Emanuel - Alison (BRA) def Nicolai - Lupo (ITA), 26-24, 21-18 (:43)   
Session BV17     Start: 14:30    End: 18:20   Horse Guards Parade 
Pool B: Herrera - Gavira (ESP) def Asahi - Shiratori (JPN), 21-19, 22-20 (:41)   
Pool E: Erdmann - Matysik  (GER) def Hernandez - Fañe (VEN), 20-22, 21-16, 15-11 (:53)   
Session BV18     Start: 20:00    End: 23:50   Horse Guards Parade 
Pool A: Heuscher - Bellaguarda (SUI) def Doppler - Horst (AUT), 24-22, 21-12 (:43)
Pool B: Rogers - Dalhausser (USA) def Benes - Kubala (CZE), 21-13, 21-15 (:35)   
23:00 - 23:50     Men - Men's Lucky Loser Men's Lucky Loser - Match 1   
23:00 - 23:50     Men - Men's Lucky Loser Men's Lucky Loser - Match 2   

Day 7     Fri 03 Aug       
Session BV19     Start: 09:00    End: 10:50   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
09:00 - 09:50     Men's or Women's Round of 16 - Match 1    
10:00 - 10:50     Men's or Women's Round of 16 - Match 1       
Session BV20     Start: 13:00    End: 14:50   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
13:00 - 13:50     Men's or Women's Round of 16 - Match 2    
14:00 - 14:50     Men's or Women's Round of 16 - Match 2    
Session BV21     Start: 17:00    End: 18:50   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
17:00 - 17:50     Men's or Women's Round of 16 - Match 3    
18:00 - 18:50     Men's or Women's Round of 16 - Match 3       
Session BV22     Start: 21:00    End: 22:50   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
21:00 - 21:50     Men's or Women's Round of 16 - Match 4    
22:00 - 22:50     Men's or Women's Round of 16 - Match 4      

Day 8     Sat 04 Aug       
Session BV23     Start: 09:00    End: 10:50   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
09:00 - 09:50     Men's or Women's Round of 16 - Match 5    
10:00 - 10:50     Men's or Women's Round of 16 - Match 5       
Session BV24     Start: 13:00    End: 14:50   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
13:00 - 13:50     Men's or Women's Round of 16 - Match 6    
14:00 - 14:50     Men's or Women's Round of 16 - Match 6       
Session BV25     Start: 17:00    End: 18:50   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
17:00 - 17:50     Men's or Women's Round of 16 - Match 7    
18:00 - 18:50     Men's or Women's Round of 16 - Match 7       
Session BV26     Start: 21:00    End: 22:50   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
21:00 - 21:50     Men's or Women's Round of 16 - Match 8    
22:00 - 22:50     Men's or Women's Round of 16 - Match 8      

Day 9     Sun 05 Aug       
Session BV27     Start: 18:00    End: 19:50   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
18:00 - 18:50     Women - Women's Quarterfinals Women's Quarterfinal 1  
19:00 - 19:50     Women - Women's Quarterfinals Women's Quarterfinal 2  
Session BV28     Start: 22:00    End: 23:50   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
22:00 - 22:50     Women - Women's Quarterfinals Women's Quarterfinal 3  
23:00 - 23:50     Women - Women's Quarterfinals Women's Quarterfinal 4  

Day 10     Mon 06 Aug       
Session BV29     Start: 18:00    End: 19:50   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
18:00 - 18:50     Men - Men's Quarterfinals Men's Quarterfinal 1   
19:00 - 19:50     Men - Men's Quarterfinals Men's Quarterfinal 2   
Session BV30     Start: 22:00    End: 23:50   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
22:00 - 22:50     Men - Men's Quarterfinals Men's Quarterfinal 3   
23:00 - 23:50     Men - Men's Quarterfinals Men's Quarterfinal 4   

Day 11     Tue 07 Aug       
Session BV31     Start: 17:00    End: 18:50   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
17:00 - 17:50     Men's or Women's Semifinal 1     
18:00 - 18:50     Men's or Women's Semifinal 1     
Session BV32     Start: 21:00    End: 23:50   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
21:00 - 21:50     Men's or Women's Semifinal 2     
23:00 - 23:50     Men's or Women's Semifinal 2      

Day 12     Wed 08 Aug       
Session BV33     Start: 19:00    End: 22:30   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
19:00 - 19:50     Women - Women's Medal Matches Women's Bronze Medal Match 
21:00 - 21:50     Women - Women's Medal Matches Women's Gold Medal Match      

Day 13     Thu 09 Aug       
Session BV34     Start: 19:00    End: 22:30   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
19:00 - 19:50     Men - Men's Medal Matches Men's Bronze Medal Match  
21:00 - 21:50     Men - Men's Medal Matches Men's Gold Medal Match      

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