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US take Olympic volleyball gold in straight sets over Brazil

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The United States beat Brazil 3-0 on Sunday to finally take Olympic women’s volleyball gold. The team, which has made three Olympic finals but never previously taken the crown, dispensed of the Brazilians 25-21 in the first set. Brazil fought back in the second set, but the US shut them down to take it 25-20. The Americans dominated the third, streaking away to a 10-point lead and clinching the gold with a 25-14 win. Andrea Drews was the top-scorer, claiming 15 points for the US. The win gives US coach Karch Kiraly a ‘triple crown,’ becoming the only person to win gold as an indoor player, bea…

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