From the Daily Pilot:
The U.S, men's volleyball team that won a gold medal in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, was eliminated in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, falling to Italy, 28-26, 25-20, 25-20. Team USA, which finished 4-2 in the tournament, included former UC Irvine All-Americans David Smith and Brian Thornton and was coached by former Orange Coast College player Alan Knipe. UC Irvine alum Ryan Bailey scored his 10th goal of the 2012 London Olympics, but the U.S. men's water polo team fell to Croatia, 8-2, in a quarterfinal game Wednesday. With the loss, the Americans, who earned a silver medal in Beijing in 2008, will face Spain in a fifth-place semifinal Friday.

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