The U.S. women's volleyball side became the 1st side at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to clinch a place in the quarterfinal round when it defeat Serbia 3-1 (25-17, 21-25, 25-18, 25-19). This was a showdown of the only two staying unbeaten sides in Pool B; the U.S. enhanced to 3-0 with the victory.
Rachael Adams paced Team USA's attempts with 18 points, which includes four service aces. Foluke Akinradewo included 16 points with four blocks, and also Kim Hill together with Jordan Larson taken part 12 and 11 points, respectively.
After splitting the 1st two sets, Hill broken an 8-8 tie in the 3rd set to provide the U.S. a lead it would never relinquish. Akinradewo ended off the set scoring four of the final five points. In the 4th set, the U.S. blast out to a 16-10 lead on 2 opposition errors and an ace by Adams, along with the U.S. would progress to win the set by exactly the similar margin.
Team USA sits atop Pool B standings which will after that play Italy on Aug. 12 at 3 p.m. before wrapping up group play against China on Aug. 14.