Nicole Davis and USA Volleyball Secure Silver Medals in London
Aug. 11, 2012
Former USC standout libero Nicole Davis earned her second silver medal as the top-ranked U.S. women's volleyball team (7-1) fell, 3-1 (11-25, 25-17, 25-20, 25-17), to second-ranked Brazil (6-2), at Earls Court in London, on Saturday, Aug. 11.
The USA was seeking its first-ever gold medal in women's volleyball in a rematch of the 2008 gold-medal match in which it also fell in four sets to Brazil. The Brazilians add a second Olympic gold medal to two bronze medals from the 1996 and 2000 games. It is the third silver medal for the Americans, who also took home silver in 1984. USA earned a bronze medal at the 1992 Olympic games in Barcelona.
Japan defeated Korea, 3-0, to win this year's bronze medal.
Davis had 13 digs in the match. The Americans looked in control with a 25-11 win in the opening stanza, but the Brazilians stormed back to control the rally the rest of the way.
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 41 Trojan Olympians' quest for gold at www.usctrojans.com/london2012