Connect with us


Germany Women’s vs USA Volleyball Live stream: How to watch Olympics Beach Volleyball Quarterfinals

US Beach Volleyball

April Ross and Alix Klineman open play against Germany’s Ludwig and Kozucha and that match is scheduled for 6 am Monday in Tokyo, 8 p.m. Eastern. 

And in the last match Monday (early morning in America), Jake Gibb and Tri Bourne face Germans Julius Thole and Clemens Wicker.

Ross and Klineman beat Cuba in straight sets, 21-17, 21-15 in their knockout round opener on Monday to reach the quarterfinals, where they will meet the German and her current partner, Maggie Kozuch.

Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst won it all in Rio de Janeiro, where Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings took bronze.

How to watch Olympics Women’s Beach Volleyball Quarterfinal

And it’s a tough one: The ninth-seeded Americans face 10th-seeded Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson at 9 a.m. Sunday in Tokyo, 8 p.m. Eastern in America. It appears it will be shown on NBC. 

Ludwig/Kozuch vs April/Alix (Germany vs USA)

  • Start Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: NBC
  • Live Stream: Watch HERE

Spain’s Liliana Fernаndez and Elsa Baquerizo and Cuba’s Lidy Echeverria and Leila Martinez claimed the last two available spots in the round of 16 at the Tokyo 2020 women’s Olympic beach volleyball tournament after winning the lucky-loser playoffs between teams that finished third in their pools.


The Americans will bookend the Day 10 slate of beach volleyball games on the second day of the Round of 16. April Ross and Alix Klineman (USA) begin the day with a matchup against Cuba’s Lidianny Echevarria Benitez and Leila Consuelo Martinez Ortega. Ross and Klineman are undefeated in three Olympic games so far, whereas the Cuban pair enters with a 2-2 record. 

Jake Gibb and Tri Bourne claimed two shutout wins but fell 0-2 in their most recent time out to undefeated Qatari pair Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tijan. In the Round of 16, they’ll meet a German team in Julius Thole and Clemens Wickler that’s more evenly matched. 

The other USA teams play Monday.

April Ross and Alix Klineman open play against Cubans Lidianny Echevarria and Leila Ortega and that match is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday in Tokyo, 8 p.m. Eastern. 

And in the last match Monday (early morning in America), Jake Gibb and Tri Bourne face Germans Julius Thole and Clemens Wicker.

Claes and Sponcil, who went 3-0 in the pool, were clearly frustrated by Ana Patricia and Rebecca, whose shots and gamesmanship were on full display in the first set. Eventually it appeared the Brazilians wore down and Sponcil was extremely effective offensively late in the match.

Sunday’s round-of-16 matches in order of play:

After going 3-0 in pool play, Claes and Sponcil faced Canada’s Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson on Saturday in the Round of 16. Claes and Sponcil took the first set 24-22 before dropping the second 21-18 and the third 15-13. The American duo’s first loss in Tokyo eliminates them from the Olympic competition.

First-time Olympians Claes, 25, and Sponcil, 24, will have plenty of time to hopefully earn medals in 2024 and beyond.

Next up was American men’s pair Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena, who went 2-1 in pool play. Dalhausser and Lucena battled Qatar’s Ahmed Tijan and Cherif Younousse in the Round of 16 early Sunday morning.

All round of 16 fixtures on August 1 (* to be played on August 2):

* Sarah Pavan & Melissa Humana-Paredes (CAN) v Liliana Fernаndez & Elsa Baquerizo (ESP)

Mariafe Artacho & Taliqua Clancy (AUS) v Chen Xue & Xinxin Wang (CHN)

Nadezda Makroguzova & Svetlana Kholomina (ROC) v Tina Graudina & Anastasija Kravcenoka (LAT)

Heather Bansley & Brandie Wilkerson (CAN) v Kelly Claes & Sarah Sponcil (USA)

Fan Wang & Xinyi Xia (CHN) v Ana Patricia Ramos & Rebecca Cavalcanti (BRA)

Anouk Verge-Depre & Joana Heidrich (SUI) v Tanja Huberli & Nina Betschart (SUI)

Laura Ludwig & Margareta Kozuch (GER) v Agatha Bednarczuk & Eduarda Santos Lisboa (BRA)

* Lidy Echeverria & Leila Martinez (CUB) v April Ross & Alix Klineman (USA)

Sponcil argued with the official for several moments before receiving a yellow card, prompting Team USA to return to play. That ultimately was the turning point in the match, as Canada finished with a 15-13 win in the final set.


More in Olympics