Photo gallery: The best Friday AVP Manhattan Beach shots by Ed Chan, Mark Rigney



AVP Manhattan Beach photo gallery 8/20/2021-Geena UrangoGeena Urango dives for a net serve/Ed Chan, VBshots.com

There was plenty of energy at the AVP Manhattan Beach Open on Friday.

After a year off because of the pandemic, the MBO had fans in the stands, and they got to see in person the best American pro beach volleyball has to offer.

VolleyballMag.com photo editor Ed Chan and VBM contributor Mark Rigney were there all day. Here are their favorite photos from Friday:

Karissa Cook with the dig. Tory Paranagua lays out in an early morning match. Delaney Mewhirter jousts with Liliane Maestrini/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Larissa Franca dives for the net serve/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Silila Tucker runs down a shot/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Falyn Fonoimoana scrambles to stay in the point. Hailey Harward battling to stave off elimination. Molly Turner gets low for a defensive save/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Savvy Simo covers the block/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Jon Ferrari expresses frustration/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Brooke Sweat reads the shot/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Miles Partain falls just short of digging a cut shot/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Paul Lotman runs down a low pass as Miles Partain trails/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Zana celebrates a big block. Troy Field lays out in his match against Ed Ratledge and Skylar DelSol. Falyn Fonoimoana celebrates with partner Geena Urango/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Savvy Simo digs in a cloud of dust/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Brooke Sweat picks up a shot with her left hand/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Tight spaces. Hailey Harward makes a save/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Megan Rice defends/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Jess Gaffney stretches for a dig/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Delaney and Travis Mewhirter hug/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Hailey Harward turns the ball past Emily Hartong/Ed Chan, VBshots.com April Ross strains to make a save/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Fighting back to even in a tight second set. Photo: Mark Rigney Geena Urango passes a short serve/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Geena Urango drives for a net serve/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Sarah Sponcil dives for the block touch/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Logan Webber yells in celebration/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Emily Hartong takes Julia Scoles’ angle/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Kelly Reeves releases some emotion/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Troy Field lets everyone know who’s in charge at the net. Photo: Mark Rigney Evan Cory brings up a cut shot/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Logan Webber celebrates/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Silila Tucker covers the court/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Silila Tucker removes the hat of Cody Caldwell/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Hard fought win for Hughes and Wilkerson. Photo: Mark Rigney Delaynie Maple in an all UCLA Bruin match-up. Brandie refuses to be denied. Photo: Mark Rigney Jake Rosener and Christopher Vaughan pass the middle/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Devon Newberry hits over Zana Muno. Maria Salgado sets Lexy Denaburg Hailey Harward absorbs a spike overhand/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Brandie shows her defensive prowess. Photot: Mark Rigney Molly Turner stretching to cover the line. Photo: Mark Rigney Larissa Franca plays defense/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Maria Salgado keeps the rally going in the days last match. Photo: Mark Rigney April Ross spikes in a packed stadium court Friday/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Geena try to touch a shot by Jessica Gaffney. Savy Simo filling in admirably for an injured Crissy Jones. Sara Hughes stretches for a dig/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Emily Hartong puts on the brakes near the court barriers/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Jon Ferrari turns a spike line but Paul Lotman is there/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Janelle Allen celebrates/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Evan Cory acknowledges a Logan Webber block/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Angel Dache absorbs a spike/Ed Chan, VBshots.com Delaney and Lili joust. Previous articleTop four seeds on both sides remain in AVP Manhattan Beach winners bracket