United States Advances To Women's Volleyball Semifinals

The United States won in straight sets, 25-14, 25-21, 25-22, over the Dominican Republic during women's vollyeball quarterfinals on Tuesday to advance to the semifinals. They will face the winner between Italy and South Korea on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. ET.

Destinee Hooker dominated the net during the match, scoring 19 points off 15 spikes and four blocks. Foluke Akinradewo and Jordan Larson also scored in double digits with 12 and 11 points, respectively. Prisilla Altagracia and Rivera Brens led the Dominican Republic with 15 points during the match.

Team USA is still on course to potentially face Brazil in the finals. The Brazilians have played spoiler to the Americans in the last two Olympics, winning the gold medal match in Athens and the bronze medal match in Beijing.

Here is the remaining bracket for women's volleyball. You can find a complete medal tracker at SI.com.

For more on the Olympics, check out SB Nation's London 2012 Olympics Hub.

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