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USA women’s volleyball moves to 4-0 with comfortable win over Italy

Cristina Chirichella, Carli Lloyd

United States’ Carli Lloyd, right, reaches for a ball as Italy’s Cristina Chirichella defends during a women’s preliminary volleyball match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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The United States women’s volleyball team surged to 4-0, with very few hiccups in a 3-1 against winless Italy.

The Americans took the first two sets with twin 25-22 score lines, allowing the Italians to take the third 25-23.

A 25-20 win in the fourth round has the U.S. primed for a Pool B win.

The U.S. has 2-2 China in its final pool match, and will begin the knockout rounds on Tuesday. That’ll likely be against the fourth-placed team in Pool A.

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