The U.S. routed Mexico, 3-0, Wednesday to advance to the semifinal match against Japan at 7 p.m. (noon ET) Thursday. A win against Japan could set the stage for a showdown with defending gold medalist Ukraine, which plays Russia in the other semifinal at 3 p.m. (8 a.m. ET).
Outside hitter Kelly Kyle unleashed 14 kills to lead the United States to a 3-0 victory against Poland on Monday at Arena Armeec Sofia. With the win in straight sets, 25-18, 25-10, 25-11, the USA improved to 4-0 in pool play and clinched a berth in the medal round.