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Hopewell's Harmotto, U.S. win volleyball semifinal

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By Dejan Kovacevic
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, 11:38 a.m.
 

LONDON -- Hopewell's Christa Harmotto and the U.S. women's volleyball team advanced to the gold-medal match with 25-20, 25-22, 25-22 three-set sweep of South Korea in the semifinal Thursday at Earl's Court.

The U.S. will face the winner of the other semifinal tonight between Brazil and Japan. The final is 1:30 p.m. Pittsburgh time.

The Americans (7-0) will enter as favorites, having lost only two of 23 sets at these Games.

Harmotto, a 25-year-old middle blocker, is participating in her first Olympics.

"It's a great thrill to get this far. It's why you work four years," Harmotto said. "But we're not done. We might be going in as favorites, but we've got to go at this like we have every match so far."

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