ROC advances despite loss


Turkey won its Pool B finale, taking the ROC down in five sets, but the setback didn't cost the losers a spot in the quarters.

Both teams finished pool play at 3-2.

Serbian women sweep past South Korea


In a match between the only Pool A women's volleyball squads other than Brazil with legitimate hopes of claiming gold at the Tokyo Olympics, Serbia swept its way past South Korea 25-18, 25-17, 25-15 on Monday at Ariake Arena.

Both at 3-1 in pool play and behind 4-0 Brazil at the start of the day, Serbia and South Korea looked evenly matched for much of the match, but Serbia, the silver medalist at Rio 2016, answered every challenge while temporarily knocking Brazil off its pool-play perch.

China exits Olympics on a high note


The outcome of China's match against Argentina didn't have any bearing on the rest of the Olympic volleyball tournament. Both teams were at the bottom of Pool B, and neither could advance to the quarterfinals. But the reigning Olympic champion went out on a high note by defeating Argentina in straight sets. 

China made quick work of its opponent, capping off each set in under 30 minutes. Argentina scored over 20 points only once in its fifth consecutive loss and did not win any sets while in Tokyo. 

The final score was 25-15, 25-22, 25-19. 

Dominican Republic eliminates Japan; Brazil ousts Kenya


In a must-win match, the Dominican Republic sent Japan packing and punched its ticket to the quarterfinals. 

Both teams struggled throughout pool play, but the Dominican Republic pulled together a winning game plan when it counted most. After taking the first set in dominant fashion and holding off Japan in the second, it looked like the Dominican Republic would sweep the home team. But Japan hung around with a 25-19 win in Set 3. Set 4 was a different story, as the Dominican team won 25-19 and cut off any comeback attempts. 

Brazil tops Kenya


Brazil beat Kenya 25-10 25-16 25-8 to finish on top of Pool B as the only unbeaten team. Kenya was eliminated with no wins.