RIO DE JANEIRO -- Mount Notre Dame graduate Rachael Adams and the U.S. women's volleyball team won a bronze medal Saturday in Rio. And another Cincinnati volleyball player could take home bronze on Sunday.
The U.S. women topped the Netherlands 25-23, 25-27, 25-22, 25-19, bouncing back two days after a heartbreaking five-set defeat to Serbia in the semifinals.
Max Holt, a Purcell Marian grad, goes for a medal when the U.S. men's team takes on Russia at 8:30 a.m. ET Sunday. The men are also coming off a tough five-set loss to Italy in the semis.
After Kim Hill's ace on match point, the U.S. women fell into an embrace and head coach Karch Kiraly hugged his coaches and brought his team together for a cheer.
United States 3, Netherlands 1 (25-23, 25-27, 25-22, 25-19)
United States--Spiker-K. Hill (13-34) (won-total attempts); Blocker-F. Akinradewo (2-13); Server-K. Hill (4-18); Scorer-K. Hill (19-60).
Netherlands--Spiker-L. Sloetjes (13-33) (won-total attempts); Blocker-A. Buijs (1-12); Server-L. Sloetjes (2-18); Scorer-L. Sloetjes (15-58).