US Women Remain Unbeaten in Olympic Volleyball
The US women’s volleyball team’s quest for its first gold medal remains on track as the ladies stayed unbeaten after defeating South Korea on Thursday at the London Olympics.
The Americans advanced to the Olympic final with a straight-set victory over South Korea. The US will play for the title Saturday against the winner of Brazil and Japan.
The top-ranked United States has dropped only two sets while in London. Destinee Hooker scored 24 points in the 25-20, 25-22, 25-22 win over South Korea.
The ladies made it to the final at the 2008 games in Beijing but had to settle for the silver medal, falling to Brazil 3-1.
The US has won silver twice and bronze once since volleyball joined the Olympics in 1964, but the gold has eluded them.
Fifteenth-ranked South Korea upset No. 4 Italy in four sets Tuesday to advance before losing to the Americans. South Korea’s best result in Olympic play came at the 1976 Montreal Games.
The United States has a 6-2 record against South Korea in Olympic matches, including a 3-1 US victory in the opening match of this year’s tournament.