U.S. women’s volleyball won’t get a shot at the gold medal after devastating loss

U.S. women's volleyball won't get a shot at the gold medal after devastating loss

The U.S. women’s volleyball team will not be making history in Rio.

The No. 1 ranked team in the world left the MaracanĂŁzinho arena in tears Thursday afternoon as Serbia pulled off an upset in five sets (20-25, 25-17, 25-21, 16-25, 15-13).

Serbia was playing in its first semifinal in history and will now advance to the gold medal match Saturday in Rio.

The American women have never won a gold medal and they’ll now have to wait another four years for their next shot.

Team USA had 18 service faults in the match, too often committing unforced errors to hand momentum back to Serbia.

The U.S. can still take home a medal, moving on to the bronze medal match Saturday to face the loser of China and the Netherlands.

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