COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 15, 2014) – The U.S. women’s beach team of Lane Carico and Kim DiCello finished fourth on Sunday at the FIVB Mangaung Open in South Africa.
| Kim DiCello receives the ball as Lane Carico watches.
In Saturday’s semifinals, Carico (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) and DiCello (San Diego, Calif.), who were the tournament’s top seeds, fell to Czech Republic’s No. 4 Martina Bonnerová and Barbora Hermannová, 17-21, 25-23, 15-11.
In Sunday’s bronze medal match, the U.S. team lost to Russia’s No. 3 Evgenia Ukolova and Maria Prokopeva, 21-17, 20-22, 15-12.
The event was the final one for the 2014 FIVB World Tour. Carico and DiCello finished the season ranked 50th on the FIVB World Tour and fourth among U.S. women’s beach teams.