US beats Italy, into women's volleyball semifinals
BEIJING (AP) The U.S. women's volleyball team defeated Italy in five sets Tuesday to advance to the semifinal round against Cuba.
The United States got off to a slow start but prevailed 20-25, 25-21, 19-25, 25-18, 15-6 over the Italians.
The U.S. team, which has lost just one of six matches so far, will face a tough challenge in Cuba, which remained undefeated in Beijing with a three-set victory over Serbia earlier Tuesday.
Brazil plays China in the other semifinal on Thursday.