Women's Beach Volleyball Final: May-Treanor/Walsh Take First Set

The 2012 London Olympics have had their share of exciting events, but Wednesday afternoon's gold medal match between two American teams has to be one of the events fans looked forward to the most this summer. The first set stood up to expectations too, as the defending champion team of Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings took a closely contested victory in the first set of the three-set match.

Neither team was able to pull away from each other early as Jennifer Kessy and April Ross stuck with the 2008 gold medalists to set up a 13-13 tie, but May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings were eventually able to pull away for a 21-16 victory in the opening set.

May-Treanor did the honors by spiking back a serve on the second match point to give the veteran USA team the victory, bringing them one set away from another gold medal.

For more on the Olympics, check out SB Nation's London 2012 Olympics hub. For more on Olympic beach volleyball, follow the 2012 Olympic beach volleyball section.

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