Posted August 08, 2012 on AP on Fox
April Ross and Jennifer Kessy walked off the Olympic sand with one flag draped over them both, wearing the stars and stripes and also big smiles as the second-best U.S. beach volleyball team. And the second-best in the world. The Olympic rookies lost 21-16, 21-16 to three-time champions Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor on Wednesday night - and falling short in an all-American final was a remarkable accomplishment in itself for these two. They were never supposed to beat their world power American teammates. They were never supposed to make it to the gold-medal match at all in their Olympic debut. Now, Ross and Kessy have little time to celebrate second place and get over coming so close to their first title of the year. On Monday, a day after they will attend the closing ceremony of the London Games, they're off to Poland for a grand slam event that's key for making money and piling up points.

2 US teams to play for beach gold

It's an all-American final in the Olympic women's beach volleyball tournament. Shortly after Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor reached their third consecutive gold medal game, the other U.S. women's team of April Ross and Jennifer Kessy reached the final by beating top-seeded and reigning world champion Brazil. Walsh Jennings and May-Treanor beat China 22-20...

May-Treanor, Walsh Jennings win women's Olympic beach volleyball

Misty May-Treanr and Kerri Walsh Jennings extended their Olympic winning streak to 21 straight on Wednesday night with a 21-16, 21-16 victory over fellow Americans Jennifer Kessy and April Ross.  May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings are now three-time Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist going unbeaten in Athens, Beijing and now London.  Ross and Kessy won the silver medal in their...

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Win 3rd Straight Gold Medal

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh cemented their legacies as the Queens of Beach Volleyball by winning their 3rd  straight gold medal in the first ever all-American finals. The veterans took on April Ross and Jennifer Kessy, who were coming off an impressive comeback win over the number 1 ranked Brazilian duo, Juliana and Larissa. But Walsh and May proved to be too much for them...

Olympics: Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings win gold in all U.S. Beach Volleyball final

For the third consecutive Olympics, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh were on top of the Women’s beach volleyball world when they took gold in an all U.S. final. The duo who has reached legendary status has never lost an Olympic match and continued that amazing streak by beating April Ross and Jennifer Kessy in straight sets—21-16, 21-16. Misty May-Treanor will also go out on...

Prolific pair to play for gold again

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings beat China on Tuesday night to advance to the beach volleyball gold medal game, where they will play for their third consecutive Olympic title. The Americans beat Beijing bronze medalists Xue Chen and Zhang Xi 22-20, 22-20 to clinch at least a silver medal. The 2004 and '08 champions will play the winner of the late semifinal between...

Brazil wins beach volleyball bronze

Brazil's Juliana and Larissa won the bronze medal in women's beach volleyball on Wednesday night, rallying from a first-set loss to beat China 11-21, 21-19, 15-12. Brazil is the top-seeded team in the world, as it was in 2008 before Juliana withdrew three days before the competition with a knee injury. Larissa played with a substitute and finished tied for fifth. The Brazilians...
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