Misty May-Treanor & Kerri Walsh 2012 Olympics: Quarterfinal Results, Highlights

Blake Dorfman@blakedorfmanFeatured ColumnistAugust 5, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04:  Misty May-Treanor of the United States and Kerri Walsh Jennings of the United States celebrate during the Women's Beach Volleyball Round of 16 match between United States and Netherlands on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Horse Guards Parade on August 4, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
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And then there were eight...

Two-time defending gold medalists Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh breezed into the quarterfinals with a win on Saturday that took just 30 minutes. Now is the seventh-seeded Italian team of Greta Cicolari and Marta Menegatti.

Well, May-Treanor and Walsh maintained their killer instincts and made sure they averted a similar fate.

The dynamic and dominant duo did just that as well. Taking both sets 21-13, the Americans move on to the semifinals.