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USA men’s volleyball dismisses Poland, onto Olympic semifinals

Rio Olympics Volleyball Mens

United States’ Matthew Anderson goes up to spike the ball in a men’s quarterfinal volleyball match against Poland at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)


The United States made relatively short work of Poland in their men’s volleyball Olympic quarterfinal on Wednesday,

The U.S. moves onto face the winner of Italy and Iran. Russia has already advanced on the other side of the bracket, and will meet either Brazil or Argentina.

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Taylor Sander and David Lee were effective in attack as the United States battled for the first set, ultimately pinning a 25-23 win on the board.

The Americans trailed by as many as five in the second set, including 18-13, but rallied to win 25-23.

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