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U.S. and Brazil advance in women's volleyball

London, England (Sports Network) - The United States wrapped up women's volleyball Pool B play with another straight-set victory, while Brazil turned in a solid outing on Sunday to advance to the quarterfinals.

The U.S. won three of its five games in just three sets, including a 27-25, 25-16, 25-19 win over Turkey. Destinee Hooker paced the victory with 17 points, while Foluke Akinradewo added 15.

Brazil officially knocked Turkey out of contention with its win over Serbia. The 2008 Olympic champions picked up a much-needed straight-set victory, 25-10, 25-22, 25-16 over the Serbs and grabbed the fourth spot in the pool.

Also advancing out of Pool B were China and South Korea. The Koreans had one fewer win than Brazil, but both of their wins came in four sets or less, while Brazil won two of its matches in five sets.

Turkey and Serbia failed to advance, as did Pool A residents Great Britain and Algeria.

Russia survived for a five-set win over Italy to win Pool A with a 5-0 record. Italy was second at 4-1.

The Dominican Republic also advanced thanks to its win over Algeria, while Japan also moved on.

08/05 18:54:35 ET


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