By Associated Press | Aug. 11, 2016, 11:47 p.m. (ET)
The U.S. men's volleyball team celebrates a point during the men's qualifying volleyball match between Brazil and United States at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Maracanazinho on Aug. 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


Matt Anderson and his U.S. men's volleyball teammates have stunned the Brazilians in four sets to deny the previously unbeaten host nation a quarterfinal berth.

After two forgettable preliminary matches and facing the real possibility of near-Olympic elimination, Anderson led the charge for a roster packed with Olympic first-timers.

Anderson brought it with a spot-on jump serve, big hitting and reliable passing in a 25-20, 25-23, 20-25, 25-20 victory that left the raucous, flag-waving pro-Brazil crowd at Maracanazinho arena in disbelief.

The U.S. win snapped a four-match losing streak to Brazil in international competition since winning the World League gold medal on July 20, 2014.

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