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Brazil and USA head women's quarterfinals after undefeated pool play finish

 
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 15, 2016 - Brazil and USA are on a collision course to repeat the London 2012 final after the results of the last round of women's volleyball pool play and a drawing of lots for the quarterfinals at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.



The defending Olympic champions Brazil and London 2012 silver medallists USA topped their respective pools and cannot meet before Saturday's final -assuming that in the meantime they advance through Tuesday's quarterfinals and Thursday's semifinals.



Brazil finished top of Pool A with a 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-21) sweep of Russia to complete pool play on an absolutely perfect record of five straight-set wins.

In other Pool A matches Sunday, Japan claimed the last remaining ticket to the quarterfinals with a hard-earned 3-0 (25-23, 25-16, 26-24) over Olympic debutantes Argentina and Korea beat winless Cameroon also 3-0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-20).





In Pool B reigning world champions USA confirmed first place, finishing undefeated after a 3-1 (22-25, 25-18, 25-19, 25-19) win over China. The Netherlands beat Serbia 3-2 (25-22, 25-20, 22-25, 18-25, 15-8) with both avoiding the fourth place that would have them face the hosts in the quarterfinals.


Italy scored their first victory at Rio 2016, shutting out Puerto Rico 3-0 (25-14, 25-13, 25-22) in the very last match of captain Antonella Del Core and coach Marco Bonitta. Both teams had already been out of contention for a quarterfinal berth and have bowed out of the competition.



The women's volleyball competition continues on Tuesday with the quarterfinals.

Summary Statistics - Women’s Tournament Rio 2016

Highest Scorer by Day
30 – Kim Yeon Koung of Korea v Japan on August 6
22 – Paola Egonu of Italy v China on August 8
22 – Tatiana Kosheleva of Russia v Korea on August 8
22 – Nataliya Gonncharova of Russia v Korea on August 8
20 – Zhu Ting of China v Puerto Rico on August 10
25 – Christelle Tchoudjang of Cameroon v Argentina on August 12
23 – Zhu Ting of China v United States on August 14

Top Scoring Performances
30 – Kim Yeon Koung of Korea v Japan on August 6
26 – Lonneke Sloetjes of Nethelands v China on August 6
25 – Christelle Tchoudjang of Cameroon v Argentina on August 12
24 – Zhu Ting of China v Netherlands on August 6
23 – Tijana Boskovic of Serbia v China on August 12
23 – Zhu Ting of China v United States on August 14

Top Individual Blocking Performances
8 – Stephanie Fotso of Cameroon v Russia on August 10
5 – Robin De Kruijf of Nethelands v United States on August 8
5 – Erika Araki of Japan v Brazil on August 10
5 – Robin De Kruijf of Nethelands v Serbia on August 14

Top Individual Service Performances
8 – Ekaterina Kosianenko of Russia v Argentina on August 6
5 – Irina Voronkova of Russia v Korea on August 8
4 – Yang Hyo Jin of Korea v Japan on August 6
4 – Tatiana Kosheleva of Russia v Korea on August 8

Top Team Blocking Performances
15 – China v Netherlands on August 6
14 – Russia v Korea on August 8
14 – Italy v United States on August 12
14 – Netherlands v Serbia on August 14
14 – Serbia v Netherlands on August 14

Top Team Serving Performances
12 – Russia v Korea on August 8
12 – Netherlands v Puerto Rico on August 12
10 – Russia v Argentina on August 6
9 – Brazil v Korea on August 12
8 – Korea v Japan on August 6
8 – Korea v Argentina on August 10

Highest Scoring Sets
30-28 Russia v Japan (2nd Set) on August 12
29-27 Serbia v Puerto Rico (1st Set) on August 8
28-26 Cameroon v Argentina (3rd Set) on August 12
27-25 Serbia v Italy (1st Set) on August 6
27-25 Brazil v Korea (3rd Set) on August 12

Highest Scoring Matches
216 - Argentina d Cameroon 3-2 (19-25, 25-19, 26-28, 25-21, 15-13) on August 12
212 - Netherlands d China 3-2 (25-23, 21-25, 18-25, 25-22, 15-13) on August 6
206 – Netherlands v Serbia 3-2 (25-22, 25-20, 22-25, 18-25, 15-8) on August 14
200 - United States d Netherlands 3-2 (18-25, 25-18, 21-25, 25-20, 15-8) on August 8

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