VolleyballMag.comâ€™s ongoing update of happenings in the world of volleyball:
Caitlin Ledoux and Emily Stockman win gold in Satun, Thailand
Americans Caitlin Ledoux and Emily Stockman won the FIVB one-star in Satun, Thailand, last week. They beat Kazahkstanâ€™s Tatyana Mashkova and Irina Tsimbalova 19-21, 21-16, 15-8 in the final.Â Americans Amanda Dowdy and Irene Pollock finished fifth after aÂ 18-21, 17-21 loss to Mashkova and Tsimbalova. Thailandâ€™s Nuttanon Inkiew and Sedtawat Padsawud won menâ€™s gold, beating Indonesiaâ€™s Mohammad Ashfiya and Ade Rachmawan in the final. No USA men participated in the menâ€™s draw. Read the full womenâ€™s results on BVBinfo.com here, and the menâ€™s results here.
UC Davis to add beach, equestrian
UC Davis will become the seventh team in the Big West to have beach volleyball when the school fields a team in 2019.Â Dan Connors will oversee both the indoor and beach volleyball teams as the director of volleyball. A national search will be initiated immediately to hire a beach volleyball head coach. Read the complete UC Davis release, where the school also announces it will field an equestrian team â€¦
Rain headed to Louisiana â€¦
Thatâ€™s certainly no surprise, but now the Baton Rouge forecast calls for 100-percent chance of storms most of Saturday as No. 8 LSU plays host to No. 7 Florida State, No. 11 Georgia State and Houston Baptist â€¦
FIVB has the weekend off
And that doesnâ€™t happen that often. Now most of the worldâ€™s top pro beach players are heading toÂ China for the seventh annual Xiamen Open.Â Many top pairs were competing in the Commonwealth Games in Australia. Chris McHugh and Damien Schumann thrilled the home crowd by beating Canadaâ€™s Sam Pedlow and Sam Schachter 2-1 for the menâ€™s gold. Canadaâ€™s Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes won womenâ€™s gold with a 2-0 victory over Australiaâ€™s Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy.
Little Rock signs four foreigners
Arkansas-Little Rock coach Van Compton announced this week heâ€™d signed two Brazilians, a Colombian and a player from The Netherlands. Three are junior-college transfers the Dutch player, Laura Jansen, will be Little Rockâ€™s only freshman in 2018. Read Little Rockâ€™s complete release here.