Scarbrough/Davis storm to gold in Bangkok


The United States' Aurora Davis and Bree Scarbrough celebrated their first ever gold medal win in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand, May 13, 2018 – The United States’ Aurora Davis and Bree Scarbrough made a golden run on Sunday by storming to a 2-1 (21-13, 17-21, 15-8) win over Spain’s Maria Belen Carro/Paula Soria in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Bangkok 1-star at the King Mongkut's Institute of Technology.

Scarbrough/Davis put pressure from the net and the service line, building their momentum to win 21-13 against Soria/Carro, who struggled to counteract in the first set. The Spanish pair regrouped with better attack placements to equalise at 21-18, then the American duo sealed their gold medal victory with a 4-0 start and Scarbrough’s block and ace finish.

Scarbrough/Davis earned their first ever World Tour gold in Bangkok, while Soria/Carro finished with their second silver medals.

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Japan’s Ayumi Kusano/Takemi Nishibori bounced back from the 2-0 (21-14, 21-11) semifinal loss to Scarbrough/Davis and salvaged the bronze medal with an easy 2-0 (21-15, 21-13) win over Canada’s Megan McNamara/Nicole McNamara.

Kusano/Take now have two medals out of six FIVB World Tour events this season. Their Bangkok 1-star bronze medal is a follow-up to their gold medal win at the Manila 1-star last week.