Women's Volleyball
    Top-Ranked US Women March Ahead to Quarterfinals

    Nicole Davis and Team USA will face Dominican Republic in the quarterfinals.

    Aug. 5, 2012

    Former USC standout libero Nicole Davis had 10 digs as the top-ranked USA women's volleyball team (5-0) earned its third consecutive sweep in a 3-0 win (27-25, 25-16, 25-19) against eighth-ranked Turkey (2-3) on Sunday (Aug. 5) at Earls Court in London. With the top seed already secured, the victory allowed the Americans to complete a five-match sweep of Pool B as they head into the Olympic quarterfinals.

    Team USA will face a familiar foe in the quarterfinals. 11th-ranked NORCECA rival Dominican Republic (2-3) takes the court against USA on Tuesday at 7 p.m. local time (11 a.m. PT). Dominican Republic was the fourth-place team in Pool A.

    In other quarterfinal matches, Russia (5-0) draws Brazil (3-2) in a 7 a.m. PT match. China (3-2) and Japan (3-2) will take the court at 5 a.m. PT, and Pool A's second-place team Italy (4-1) will get Korea (2-3) in a 1 p.m. PT match. A win by team USA would pit it against the winner of the Italy-Korea match for a semifinal bout on Thursday, Aug. 9. USA is seeking its first-ever gold medal in women's volleyball.

    Davis, who helped USC capture the 2002 and 2003 NCAA titles, is appearing in her second Olympic Games. She and her USA teammates won a silver medal at the 2008 Games in Beijing.

    Follow Davis and the rest of the 40 Trojan Olympians' quest for gold at www.usctrojans.com/london2012