Apparently the U.S. men's volleyball team just needed to get all the jitters out.
Since losing six of seven sets to begin Olympic competition in Rio, the Americans have now won 12 of their last 14 sets, including a three-set sweep (25-23, 25-22, 25-20) of Poland Wednesday in the quarterfinals.
The American roster, led by veterans David Lee and Reid Priddy, features eight first-time Olympians. The group has gelled together, pulling off a 4-0 record, since the slow start.
Poland entered the Games as the No. 2 team in the world though it hadn't secured a medal in men's volleyball since the 1976 Olympics.
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The U.S. will take on the winner of Italy and Iran in the semifinal Friday. No matter what happens, Team USA will get to play in a medal game.