Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh will be playing for a third consecutive gold medal after a 22-20, 22-20 win over second-seeded Xue/Zhang of China.
The Chinese were the more physical team and had a 13-8 lead in the first set before the Americans stormed back to take it. It was Misty and Kerri in control of the second before China rose up to force extra points.
Even though they won in two sets, this was hands-down the biggest challenge for the Americans in the tournament. Now they'll face either the top-seeded Brazilians or their American counterparts Kessy/Ross in the gold medal match on Tuesday.
Are we in for an all-American final? The other women's semifinal will be streaming online at 4 p.m. EDT...