Dalhausser and Lucena to Play for Bronze

By B.J. Hoeptner Evans (bj.evans@usav.org) | March 09, 2018, 11:16 a.m. (ET)

Nick Lucena dives for the ball

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 9, 2018) Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena will play for the bronze medal on Saturday at the KATARA Beach Volleyball Cup in Doha, Qatar, an FIVB four-star event on the Beach World Tour.

Dalhausser and Lucena fell in the semifinals on Friday to Russia’s 15th-seeded Oleg Stoyanovskiy and Igor Velichko, 21-19, 21-16. The U.S. duo will play Qatar’s eighth-seeded Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tijan in the bronze medal match.

Dalhausser and Lucena won the Fort Lauderdale Major, an FIVB five-star event, last week in Florida.