Jake Gibb, Tri Bourne Eliminated From Olympics Following Loss To Germany

Aug 2, 2021, 8:10 AM
Jake Gibb - Beach Volleyball...
Germany's Julius Thole (L) attempts to block a shot from USA's Jacob Gibb (R) in their men's beach volleyball round of 16 match between the USA and Germany during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Shiokaze Park in Tokyo on August 2, 2021. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Ute Jake Gibb and his partner Tri Bourne lost to Germany 2-1 in Beach Volleyball, ending their Olympic run.

Gibb and Bourne were able to keep a safe distance from Germany and took care of business in the first set, 21-17. It wasn’t quite the start to the second set that Team USA hoped for, trailing Germany 6-4. That lead extended to 12-8. Germany went on to win the second set 21-15. The winner of the next set would go on to the Round of 8 and the loser would go home.

Germany jumped out to an 11-6 advantage in the third set. They went on to win the set and the match 15-11.

Gibb and Bourne finished with 24/44 attacks, two blocks, 14 digs, three aces and nine service faults.

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Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

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