- Category: Around the World of Volleyball
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The U.S. men’s beach volleyball team of Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson won a second straight on the FIVB World Tour on Sunday, taking the silver at the $440,000 FIVB Corrientes Grand Slam in Argentina.
Gibb (Bountiful, Utah) and Patterson (Van Nuys, Calif.), seeded No. 7 in Argentina, opened play on Sunday by winning a semifinal battle over Italy’s No. 3 Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo (21-19, 20-22, 15-17 in 55 minutes). The U.S. team fell in the gold medal match to Latvia’s Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins, 21-16, 21-19 in 39 minutes.
Gibb and Patterson will split $22,000 for taking second.