Suburban Olympians update: Women's volleyball team cruises to key win

  • United States players celebrate winning the women's volleyball quarterfinal match between Dominican Republic and United States at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

    United States players celebrate winning the women's volleyball quarterfinal match between Dominican Republic and United States at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 8/4/2021 5:59 PM

The U.S. women's volleyball team, which includes Bartlett's Kelsey Robinson and Aurora's Lauren Carlini, cruised through Wednesday's quarterfinal match against the Dominican Republic, posting a 25-11, 25-20, 25-19 victory.

The Americans will face Serbia on Friday for a chance to advance to the gold medal game. The match can be seen on USA Network at 11 p.m.

 

The U.S. women have yet to win a gold medal. They captured silver in 2008 and 2012, then bronze in 2016.

Two American starters -- Jordyn Poulter and Jordan Thompson -- were out with ankle injuries, although they could have played in an emergency.

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