Women's Volleyball: US Beats.Japan, Advances to Semifinals

American stars Foluke Akinradewo and Jordan Larson are glad they stayed for the Olympics

The U.S. women's volleyball team is headed to the semifinals.

Team USA beat Japan 3-0 Tuesday in the quarterfinals.

They took the first set 26-16 then battled Japan to a 25-23 win in the second set. The U.S. won the third set 25-22. 

They'll next play the winner of the Russia-Serbia game set for 5 p.m. ET. 

Earlier Tuesday, the Netherlands defeated South Korea 3-1 to advance. 

The semifinals will take place on Thursday.

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