For the second day in a row, the U.S. Women’s National Team went to five sets on Friday at the NORCECA Continental Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico. This time, it prevailed, defeating Canada 3-2 (25-17, 15-25, 19-25, 25-15, 15-8).
The U.S. Women’s National Team left no doubts as to who the Olympic champion is. The U.S. Women made history on Sunday, sweeping longtime rival Brazil for their first Olympic gold medal, 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-14) at Ariake Arena in Tokyo.
Ah Brazil, we meet again. The U.S. Women’s National Team (6-1) will play Brazil (7-0) on Saturday in the gold medal match of the 2020 Olympic Games at 9:30 p.m. PT. It is scheduled to be shown live on the USA Network and an hour delayed on NBC (check your local listings).
The U.S. Women’s Volleyball Team will play for the gold medal on Sunday after beating Serbia decisively on Thursday, 3-0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-23) at the Olympic Games.
The U.S. Women (6-1) will play Brazil (7-0) in the gold medal match scheduled for 9:30 p.m. PT on Saturday. Korea and Serbia will play for bronze.
It’s not a match that the U.S. Women’s National Team enjoys talking about, but they know it will be tough to avoid it. On Aug. 18, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, the U.S. Women lost to Serbia in the semifinals of the Olympic Games in a tough five-set match. The U.S. won the first set, but Serbia took the next two. The U.S. won the fourth set 25-16 and led the fifth set 11-8 before Serbia came back to win 15-13.
The U.S. Women will play Dominican Republic at 9 p.m. PT on Tuesday (1 p.m. Wednesday in Tokyo) in the Olympic quarter finals. The winner will play the winner of Italy/Serbia in the semifinals and is guaranteed a chance to play for a medal. The loser will go home.