USA vs. Korea in Women’s Volleyball Semifinals – Morning Report

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Morning Report

Team USA takes on Korea today at 10:00 am EDT in the first semifinal match of the women’s volleyball competition.

Here’s what the media have been saying about the match:

 U.S.-South Korea rematch headlines women’s semis (

On Day 1 of Olympic competition, Team USA squared off with  South Korea  in women’s volleyball Group B preliminary-round action. Now, on Day 13, the two will face each other in a slightly more important setting: the Olympic semifinals with a berth in the Gold Medal Game on the line.  The winner will face the survivor of Thursday’s other semifinal, which features defending gold medalist, Brazil, and Japan.

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Olympic Volleyball 2012: Women’s Semifinals Preview (bleacher report)

On Thursday the women’s volleyball semifinals tips off in the 2012 Summer Olympics as favorites Brazil and the United States hope to win so a gold medal rematch sets up. Team USA fell to Brazil 3-1 at the 2008 Beijing Games and the two countries have begun to separate themselves to another pedestal. On the contrary, South Korea and Japan look to defy the odds and spike to a monumental upset. Japan took fifth in Beijing while South Korea failed to qualify. Ahead, though, let’s briefly look at how each found their way into the semifinals and check out a quick match preview.

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Scoring from Opening Match

Here’s the scoring from the opening day match between Team USA and Korea. Does the name Kim Yeon Koung ring a bell?

Scoring - United States vs. Korea

2Scott-Arruda, DanielleMB6-20000
3Haneef-Park, TayyibaOpp6-70123
4 Berg, LindseyS5-80101
5Miyashiro, TamariL5-70000
6Davis, NicoleL5-40000
10Larson, JordanOH6-2114116
11Hodge, MeganOH6-30000
13Harmotto, ChristaMB6-216310
15Tom, LoganOH6-10819
16Akinradewo, FolukeMB6-309615
17Thompson, CourtneyS5-80000
19Hooker, DestineeOpp6-4019221

Scoring - Korea

#Name PositionHeightSrvSpkBlkPts
3HA Joon-EemMB6-20000
4KIM Sa-NeeS5-110000
5KIM Hae-RanL5-60000
7LIM Hyo-SookWS/RS5-100000
10KIM Yeon-KoungWS/RS6-4127128
11HAN Yoo-MiWS/RS5-110000
12HAN Song-YiWS/RS6-1012012
13JUNG Dae-YoungMB6-00505
14HWANG Youn-JooOS/OH5-10012012
17YANG Hyo-JinMB6-30101
19KIM Hee-JinU6-10202
20LEE Sook-JaS5-90000

Team Rosters

2012 U.S. Women's Olympic Volleyball Team

2Scott-Arruda, DanielleMB6-2Baton RougeLA1972LBSUBig West
3Haneef-Park, TayyibaOpp6-7Laguna HillsCA1979LBSUBig West
4 Berg, LindseyS5-8HonoluluHI1980MinnesotaB1G
5Miyashiro, TamariL5-7KaneoheHI1987WashingtonPac 12
6Davis, NicoleL5-4StocktonCA1982USCPac 12
10Larson, JordanOH6-2HooperNE1986NebraskaB1G
11Hodge, MeganOH6-3DurhamNC1988Penn StateB1G
13Harmotto, ChristaMB6-2HopewellPA1986Penn StateB1G
15Tom, LoganOH6-1Salt Lake CityUT1981StanfordPac 12
16Akinradewo, FolukeMB6-3PlantationFL1987StanfordPac 12
17Thompson, CourtneyS5-8KentWA1984WashingtonPac 12
19Hooker, DestineeOpp6-4San AntonioTX1987TexasBig 12

2012 Olympics Women's Volleyball - Korea

#Name PositionHeightAgeClub
3HA Joon-EemMB6-222Korea Highway Corp.
4KIM Sa-NeeS5-1131Heungkuk Life Insurance
5KIM Hae-RanL5-628Korea Highway Corp.
7LIM Hyo-SookWS/RS5-1030Korea Highway Corp.
10KIM Yeon-KoungWS/RS6-424Heungkuk Life Insurance
11HAN Yoo-MiWS/RS5-1130Korea Ginseng Corp.
12HAN Song-YiWS/RS6-127GS Caltex
13JUNG Dae-YoungMB6-030GS Caltex
14HWANG Youn-JooOS/OH5-1025Hyundai
17YANG Hyo-JinMB6-322Hyundai
19KIM Hee-JinU6-121IBK
20LEE Sook-JaS5-932GS Caltex