USA Men's Volleyball Vs. Italy Final Score: Team USA Falls 3-0 In Quarterfinals

The USA men's indoor volleyball team will not get a chance to defend its gold medal at this year's 2012 London Olympic Games. On Wednesday, the United States lost to Italy 28-26, 25-20, 25-20 in the quarterfinals, eliminating any chances of a repeat. USA, which featured Buffalo, NY native Matthew Anderson, finished the tournament with a 4-2 overall record, while the Italians move on to face Brazil in Friday's semifinals.

The sweep by Italy comes as a bit of a surprise, as it was the last Group A team to qualify for the knock-out stage of the tournament.

The only set the Americans controlled was the first one, which featured them leading most of the way before falling into a 18-18 tie. USA had a handful of set points to possible move ahead 1-0, but Italy rallied to take the set.

For more on the 2012 London Olympics, please be sure to check out our Olympic Hub and SB Nation New York for all the latest news and updates.

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