Kim Yeon-Koung brings Korea to within a win of Rio 2016 quarterfinals


Kim Yeon-Koung top scored for Korea against Argentina at Rio 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 10, 2016 - Korea shut out Argentina 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-23) for Pool A to stay on track for a ticket to the women's volleyball quarterfinals of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Speared on by usual suspect Kim Yeon-Koung who emerged top scorer of the game with 19 points, Korea simply outplayed Argentina across the board, although in the end they didn't seem absolutely satisfied with what they do best -defending.

The result sees Russia mathematically through to the quarterfinals, where they join USA who had earlier sealed their ticket through Pool B. Hosts and defending champions Brazil can also qualify if they beat Japan later today.

Korea have now gone 2-1, one win away from a ticket to the quarterfinals, leaving Argentina winless after three matches.

Argentina tried to react in the third set when Korea relaxed on their 2-0 lead, and even briefly led by as many as four points at 11-15. Korea were first to reach match point at 24-22, but Mimi Sosa attacked to cancel the first one before a kill by Kim Yeon-Koung closed the game in three.

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