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Volleyball: USA women claim bronze with comfortable win over the Netherlands

Rio Olympics Volleyball Women

United States’ Karsta Lowe (25) and her teammates celebrate during a women’s bronze medal volleyball match against the Netherlands at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)


The United States women’s volleyball team couldn’t achieve its golden goal, but the Americans will still make the podium.

The U.S. won the bronze medal match against the Netherlands on Saturday, handing coach Karch Kiraly a 25-23, 25-27, 25-22, 25-19 win in Rio.

WATCH: USA takes bronze

Kimberly Hill’s soft ace ended the match for Team USA.

The bronze is the fifth Olympic medal for the U.S. women, having twice taken silver (2008, 2012). The gold remains elusive.

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