Women’s volleyball Monday preview

Women's volleyball Day 2 preview

serbian volleyball player spikes on italy

Women’s indoor volleyball kicks off Day 2 of action Monday morning as the 12 countries continue to vy for position in the march toward gold.

Team USA plays at 2 p.m. ET against an upstart Netherlands squad that shocked the world by taking three of five sets from China Saturday.

The U.S. team swept Puerto Rico in straight sets and currently sits atop Pool B.

The second day of preliminary action begins at 8:30 a.m. ET as China and Italy square off.

China came into the Olympics as one of the main gold contenders, but will have to rebound now against an Italian team that lost all three sets to Serbia Saturday.

Here’s the rest of the schedule for Monday, the second day of five prelims:

10:30 a.m. – Japan vs. Cameroon

4 p.m. – Serbia vs. Puerto Rico

7:30 p.m. – Russia vs. South Korea

9:30 p.m. – Brazil vs. Argentina

The U.S. men’s team won’t get a chance for atonement until Tuesday at 2 p.m. against Italy.

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