News Archive - June 2017


Note: This is an archive - links are not checked for being current.



30th June 2017

Match 5: Ludwig/Kozuch vs Kolocova/Kvapilova (CZE) Result: 0-2 (14:21, 15:21)


29th June 2017 

Match 3: Ludwig/Kozuch vs Larissa/Talita (BRA) Result: 1-2 (21:19, 16:21, 15:32)

Match 4: Ludwig/Kozuch vs Schwaiger / Schutzenhofer. Result: 2-1 (25:23, 19:21, 15:9)


28th June 2017

​Match 1:  Ludwig/Kozuch vs Bieneck/Schneider (GER)

9.30GMT -  Result: 1-2 (14:21, 21:16, 16:18)


Match 2: Ludwig/Kozuch vs Becic, D./Radanovic (CRO)

17:00GMT - Result: 2-0 (21:6, 21:11)

​A very long match as play had to be abandoned for an hour due to bad weather! 


26th June 2017

Kira has confirmed that she will not be playing with Laura in the Porec tournament. Her recent bout of flu has caused problems with her shoulder. She is hoping to be fit again for the following tournament in Gstaad. [Source]


21st June 2017

A lovely 1 minute behind the scenes video of Laura & Kira's recent photoshoot in Germany. It certainly looks chilly outside! [Video link]


16th June 2017

​The Hague - Match 3: Ludwig/Walkenhorst vs May/Pischke (CAN). Result: 2-0 (21:18, 21:19)

​Match 4: Ludwig/Walkenhorst vs Heidrich & Vergé-Dépré (SUI) Result: 0-2 (16:21, 16:21)


15th June 2017
​The Hague - Match 1: Ludwig/Walkenhorst vs Meppelink/Keizer NED).

​Result: 2-0 (21:19, 21:15). A convincing performance.


The Hague - Match 2: Ludwig/Walkenhorst vs Bieneck/Schneider

​Result: 1-2 (20:22, 21:8, 9:15)

​Some unusual scorelines, going from 13 points clear in Set 2, and then 6 behind in Set 3! 

​L&K finish the Pool in second position behind Bieneck/Schneider.


11th June 2017

The Rheinische Post Beach Challenge (Dusseldorf) comes to a close. Perhaps not the match results L&K fans would hope for but credit must be given to the organisation. Just 5 weeks preparation to create the event and they bring together sponsors, top teams, HD multi-camera live streaming of all matches, etc. It sort of puts the FIVB efforts to shame


Rheinische Post Beach Challenge (Dusseldorf)  - Match 3: L&W vs Verge-Depre & Heidrich. Results 0-2


10th June 2017

Rheinische Post Beach Challenge - Match 1: L&W vs Slukova & Hermanova. Result: 0-2 (16:21, 17:21). 

​Match 2. On the advice of their Coach Kira will not be participating in this match as she continues to recover from the cold she picked up at Moscow during the lsat tournament. Kiesling stepped in to fill Kira's shoes against Ittlinger & Mersmann but unsurprisingly they lost.


Update from L&K's FB feed (translated) as they prepare for their mini-tournament in Dusseldorf this weekend:

"Sometimes everything goes very fast ....
Five weeks ago, our coach Jürgen Wagner said that before the World Cup, we still need gameplay with high-caliber opponents. We had only one idea and of course contact with other international top teams.
In the meantime we have found a supporter with Dusseldorf and with Peter Schmitz (hall man) an organizer - specially built for the tournament fields at the Hall Mensch, teams invited, a hotel partner and a shuttle service found, a small grandstand built , Found a press partner, obtained permits from the associations, etc.
We would never have thought that a tournament with top international teams could be organized in the short term - but today at 12.00 we are playing the tournament against the Czech Hermannova-Slukova on the court - the game is also a re-match of the European Championship finals , They will be joined by Fernando BRA, vice-olympic champion Barbara, Olympic champion Joana Heidrich with Anouk Vergé-Déprés (SUI), and the Düsseldorf local teams Ittlinger-Mersmann and Schillerwein-Tillmann.
In addition to a high-profile field, there was a completely new special arrangement for us: since Kira was lying flat almost all week after our Snow Volley tournament in Moscow, we can compete for the first time in the history of beach volleyball with substitute players. Elena Kiesling is ready to go in the second game of the day for Kira. Thanks in advance for your help, Ela. [...] Your girlzzzzz"


8th June 2017

A 60 minute interview (in German) of Laura Ludwig by hockey star Moritz Furste. [Soundcloud link]


2nd June 2017

Moscow Match 3 (Round 2) Ludwig/Walkenhorst vs Sweat/Summer. Result 0-2 (19:21, 13:21)

On a more positive note the Golden Girlz new website now appears to be live and can be found at Unfortunately there still isn't an English version of the website.


1st June 2017
Moscow Match 1, Ludwig/Walkenhorst vs Rehackova/Dostalova, M. Result: 2-1 (14:21, 21:19, 15-9)
Match 2: LudwigWalkenhorst vs Antonelli/Carol. Result (17:21, 21:17, 15:13)


L&K are looking for help with their new website homepage. Help them out and get a chance to win one of their balls! [Link]