Beach Update: Gold Part II for Dykstra/House

By B.J. Hoeptner Evans (bj.evans@usav.org) | April 15, 2019, 6:06 p.m. (ET)
Cassie House and Lara Dykstra celebrate
Cassie House, left, and Lara Dykstra celebrate in Langkawi. 
 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 15, 2019) – The U.S. women’s beach team of Lara Dykstra and Cassie House earned their second-straight gold medal on the FIVB World Tour on Sunday when they won the one-star event in Langkawi, Malaysia.

The week before, Dykstra/House took gold at the FIVB World Tour one-star event for women only in Battambang, Cambodia.

But things didn’t come easy for the U.S. team on Sunday. They first had to survive Greece’s Konstantina Tsopoulou/Dimitra Manavi in the semifinal, 17-21, 21-8, 19-17. Dykstra/House beat Tsopoulou/Manavi in the finals in Battambang.

In the Langkawi final, Dykstra/House beat Ukraine’s Diana Lunina/Maryna Samoday, 16-21, 21-19, 15-13.

The U.S. team of Audrey Nourse/Nicole Nourse finished tied for fifth after losing to Dykstra/House in the quarterfinals, 21-18, 21-16.

Dykstra/House are scheduled to play net in the FIVB one-star on April 18-21 in Göteborg, Sweden.

COMING UP

April 16-21: FIVB one-star in Göteborg, Sweden
Women
Lara Dykstra/Cassie House

April 18-20: NORCECA Tour in Aguascalientes, Mexico
Women
Falyn Fonoimoana/Nicolette Martin
Amanda Dowdy/Corinne Quiggle

Men
Tri Bourne/Trevor Crabb
Stafford Slick/Billy Allen

April 22-28: FIVB four-star in Xiamen, China
Women
Main Draw
Alix Klineman/April Ross
Summer Ross/Sara Hughes
Emily Stockman/Kelley Larsen
Qualifier
Brooke Sweat/Kerri Walsh Jennings

Men
Make Draw
Phil Dalhausser/Nick Lucena
Jake Gibb/Taylor Crabb
Qualifier
Billy Allen/Stafford Slick
Ryan Doherty/John Hyden

Athlete Support: Mike Martinez (ATC), Tyler Hildebrand (Coach), David Koh (DPT)

April 25-29: NORCECA Tour in Cayman Islands
Women
Falyn Fonoimoana/Nicolette Martin
Carly Wopat/Brittany Hochevar

Men
Ty Loomis/Troy Field
Ben Vaught/Spencer Sauter

April 29-May 5: FIVB three-star in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
Women
Main Draw
Kerri Walsh Jennings/Brooke Sweat
Qualifier
Corinne Quiggle/Amanda Dowdy

Men
Main Draw
John Hyden/Ryan Doherty
Theo Brunner/Reid Priddy
Miles Evans/Bill Kolinske

May 3-5 NORCECA Tour in Nicaragua
Women
Kaley Melville/Lindsey Fuller

Men
Tim Brewster/Michael Boag

May 3-5: NCAA Women’s Beach Volleyball Championship in Gulf Shores, Ala.

May 3-5: AVP in Huntington Beach, Calif.