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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