Updated Aug 12 @ 8:00 a.m. PST -- Team USA women's volleyball took silver in their final Olympic match August 11, falling 1-3 to Brazil. Congrats to all of our Olympic anteaters on incredible performances in the 2012 games!


Updated Aug 10 @ 11:00 a.m. PST -- Team USA took gold in the women's water polo final August 9 with an 8-5 vistory over Spain while women's volleyball beat Korea with a 3-0 match win. Team USA advances to the final gold medal match August 11.


UPDATED Aug 8 @ 4:00 p.m. PST -- Team USA women’s water polo, coached by UCI’s Dan Klatt and managed by social science alumnus Jen Adams, is playing for gold August 9 in London while women’s volleyball, led by UCI coaches Jamie Morrison and Paula Weishoff, is one match away from the gold medal round. They take on Korea August 9 in the semifinals. USA men’s volleyball and water polo teams are out of medal contention for the 2012 games. Check out results below and follow the action at UCI Athletics’ Olympic Central.

Team USA Women’s Water Polo
Aug 1: 9-9 tie with Spain (preliminary round)
Aug 3: 7-6 win over China (preliminary round)
Aug 5: 9-6 win over Italy (quarterfinal)
Aug 7: 11-9 win over Australia (semifinal)
Aug 9: Playing Spain (finals, gold medal match)

Team USA Women’s Volleyball
Aug 1: 3-0 win over China (preliminary round)
Aug 3: 3-0 win over Serbia (preliminary round)
Aug 5: 3-0 win over Turkey (preliminary round)
Aug 7: 3-0 win over Dominican Republic (quarterfinal)
Aug 9: Playing Korea in the semifinals for a chance to compete in the gold medal match Aug 11

Team USA Men’s Volleyball
Aug 2: 3-1 win over Brazil (preliminary round)
Aug 4: 2-3 loss to Russia (preliminary round)
Aug 6: 3-0 win over Tunisia (preliminary round)
Aug 8: 0-3 loss to Italy (quarterfinals)

Team USA Men’s Water Polo
Aug 2: 13-7 win over Great Britain (preliminary round)
Aug 4: 6-11 loss to Serbia (preliminary round)
Aug 6: 6-11 loss to Hungary (preliminary round)
Aug 8: 2-8 loss to Croatia (quarterfinal)


UPDATED Jul 31 @ 1:30 p.m. PST -- UC Irvine anteaters are showing what they zot at the 2012 Olympic games, helping Team USA rack up wins in preliminary rounds of men's and women's water polo and volleyball. UCI is represented well by alumni Ryan Bailey, social science '06; Tim Hutten, political science '08; and Jeff Powers, political science '03, who are among the returning members of the men's water polo team looking to follow up their silver finish in Beijing's 2008 games with a gold in London. They defeated Montenegro 8-7 on July 29, Romania on July 31 with a score of 10-8, and they're set to take on Great Britain August 2. In men's volleyball, Brian Thornton, sociology '08, and David Smith, engineering '07, marked their first Olympic appearance with a 3-0 match win over Serbia July 29 and a 3-0 win over Germany July 31. The USA men's volleyball team will advance to play Brazil August 2.

On the women's side, UCI coach Dan Klatt, social science alumnus '01, led women's water polo to a 14-13 win over Hungary while UCI coaches Jamie Morrison and Paula Weishoff and the women's volleyball team celebrated a 3-1 match win against Brazil July 30. Both USA women's teams will play again August 1 with water polo taking on Spain and volleyball facing China. UCI graduate alumnus Amber Neben, biology, competed July 29 in the women's cycling road race and finished 36th.

Stay up to date on all of the Olympic anteater action – including blogs, videos, schedules and scores – with UCI Athletics’ 2012 Olympic Central.

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