By Craig Bohnert | Aug. 12, 2016, 3:37 p.m. (ET)
The U.S. women's volleyball team celebrates winning a point at the women's preliminary volleyball match between the USA and Italy at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracanazinho on Aug. 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


RIO DE JANEIRO -- The U.S. women's volleyball team kept its Rio 2016 Olympic record unblemished with its fourth win in as many starts, defeating Italy 3-1 (25-22, 25-22, 23-25, 25-20) Friday afternoon at Maracanazinho.

The victory keeps the Americans in control of Pool B with one match remaining, a date with China at 5:05 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14. Women's quarterfinal action begins Aug. 16.

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