Dalhausser Rogers Win Tight Match to Remain Undefeated in London

July 31, 2012, 12 a.m. (ET)

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LONDON (July 31, 2012) – The U.S. men’s beach volleyball team of Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers guaranteed they would advance from their Olympic Games pool on Tuesday with a 19-21, 21-16, 15-13 win in 58 minutes over Spain’s No. 11 Pablo Herrera Allepuz and Adrián Gavira Collado 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. They are 2-0 in Pool B. Herrera and Gavira are 1-1. Dalhausser and Rogers will go for the pool victory on Thursday against No. 14 Petr Benes and Premysl Kubala of Czech Republic at 9 p.m. local time (1 p.m. PT).

Dalhausser said the team could have played better in the first set.

“We really made it hard on ourselves tonight,” Dalhausser said. “We had a lot of opportunities in that
first set to score points and we didn’t convert. We couldn’t hang on to the darn lead. We’re really lucky to come out with a ‘W’ tonight.”

Dalhausser and Rogers led in attacks (37-31), in blocks (5-3) and in aces (3-1). Rogers led in attacks with 27 while Dalhausser had 10. Dalhausser added four blocks and two aces. Rogers was credited with 25 digs.

The match was not without controversy as Spain was presented with a yellow card for disputing a call near the end of the third set that gave Dalhausser and Rogers match point. Rogers contacted the ball once with his chest and then hit it over with his hand. The referee told Rogers that the first contact was a “spontaneous reaction.”

“I would have thought that it was a double contact,” Rogers said. “I agreed with (the Spanish team). I talked to the ref; he said it was a ‘boom-boom’ play. I said ‘Hey, I appreciate your judgment that way.’”

In the first set, the score was tied at 8-8 when the U.S. used a 4-1 run, including two kills from Rogers and a Dalhausser block to lead 12-9. The U.S. still led by three at 14-11 when Spain scored two points on a kill and tip. Rogers came back with an attack, but Spain scored on a U.S. error, a block and a kill to lead 16-15. The two teams then battled back and forth. With the score tied 18-18, Dalhausser scored the team’s final point of the set with an attack. Two straight U.S. errors gave Spain the set win.

The second set saw the U.S. take a 5-3 lead. Dalhausser and Rogers still led by three at 8-5 when they scored on a Rogers kill. That sparked a 5-0 run including two kills from Dalhausser and three by Rogers. With the U.S. leading 19-13, the Spaniards scored two points on a kill and ace before The U.S. sealed the win with an ace by Dalhausser.

The U.S. team was leading 8-6 in the tie-breaker when it scored three points in a row to lead 11-6. Spain did not give up and pulled to within one at 13-12 when the U.S. reached match point on the controversial call. Spain called one more point before the U.S. won the match on Rogers’ cross-court attack.

Dalhausser and Rogers will finish pool play on Thursday against No. 14 Petr Benes and Premysl Kubala at 9 p.m. local time (1 p.m. PT).

In men’s pool play action on Wednesday, Jake Gibb (Bountiful, Utah) and Sean Rosenthal (Redondo Beach, Calif.) (1-1) will complete pool play (4:30 p.m. local, 10:30 a.m. PT) against Latvia’s No. 16 Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Ruslans Sorokins (2-0).

Beach Volleyball - Competition Schedule Event Details
 
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
Rogers - Dalhausser (USA) def Herrera - Gavira (ESP), 19-21, 21-16, 15-13 (:59)                                                 
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
11:00 - 11:50     Men's Preliminaries - Xu - Wu (CHN) vs Semenov - Prokopiev (RUS) 
12:00 - 12:50     Men's Preliminaries - Fijalek - Prudel (POL) vs Chiya - Goldschmit (RSA) 
Session BV14 Start: 14:30 End: 18:20 Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
16:30 - 17:20 (10:30 a.m. PT) Men's Preliminaries - Gibb - Rosenthal (USA) vs Samoilovs - Sorokins (LAT)
17:30 - 18:20 Men's Preliminaries - Grotowski - Garcia-Thompson (GBR) vs Skarlund - Spinnangr (NOR)
Session BV15 Start: 20:00 End: 23:50 Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
20:00 - 20:50 Men's Preliminaries - Cunha - Ricardo (BRA) vs Binstock - Reader (CAN)
21:00 - 21:50 Men's Preliminaries - Brink - Reckermann (GER) vs Heyer - Chevallier (SUI)

Day 6     Thu 02 Aug       
Session BV16     Start: 09:00    End: 12:50   Horse Guards Parade, HGP Centre Court
09:00 - 09:50     Men's Preliminaries - Nummerdor - Schuil (NED) vs Plavins - Smedins (LAT) 
10:00 - 10:50     Men's Preliminaries - Emanuel - Alison (BRA) vs Nicolai - Lupo (ITA) 
Session BV17     Start: 14:30    End: 18:20   Horse Guards Parade 
14:30 - 15:20     Men's Preliminaries - Herrera - Gavira (ESP) vs Asahi - Shiratori (JPN) 
15:30 - 16:20     Men's Preliminaries - Erdmann - Matysik  (GER) vs Hernandez - Fañe (VEN) 
Session BV18     Start: 20:00    End: 23:50   Horse Guards Parade 
20:00 - 20:50     Men's Preliminaries - Heuscher - Bellaguarda (SUI) vs Doppler - Horst (AUT) 
21:00 - 21:50 (1 p.m. PT) Men's Preliminaries - Rogers - Dalhausser (USA) vs Benes - Kubala (CZE) 
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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