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Hopewell's Harmotto, U.S. volleyball settle for silver in loss to Brazil

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By Dejan Kovacevic
Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, 3:22 p.m.
 

LONDON — Hopewell's Christa Harmotto and the U.S. women's volleyball team settled for a disappointing silver medal by falling to Brazil — for a second consecutive Olympics — in the championship match Saturday at Earl's Court.

The U.S. dominated the first set, 25-11, but Brazil pushed back just as hard in taking the second and third, 25-17 and 25-20. The Americans never regained the momentum and lost the decisive fourth set, 25-17.

Harmotto, 25, was competing in her first Olympics.

The Americans were 7-0 entering this match and had lost only two of 23 sets the entire tournament.

 

 
 


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