The Americans were forced into the consolation bracket after having their medal hopes crushed by Cuba on Tuesday night in a 15-1, 15-10, 15-12 quarter- final defeat. "Our heart, unfortunately, was kind of split in two in the match last night," the US coach, Terry Liskevych, said.
The Americans took leads of 5-0 and 11-7 in the first set, but Korea took eight of the final nine points. Korea then dominated, using two seven- point streaks to win the second game. In the third, the Koreans led 10-4 before Team USA made a late run to pull up to 11-10.
In winning, South Korea qualified to play for the fifth-place match against the Netherlands.Reuse content