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U.S. Women Lose in Volleyball

November 14, 2001

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TOKYO (AP) _ The U.S. women lost their second straight match in volleyball’s World Grand Champions Cup, falling to China in four games Wednesday.

The Chinese, the Asian champion, won 25-20, 22-25, 25-22, 25-22 to raise their record to 2-0. They share the lead with Japan in the six-nation, round-robin tournament.

The United States (0-2), which placed fourth at the Sydney Olympics, was led by Danielle Scott and Therese Crawford.

Russia, the defending champion and Olympic silver medalist, beat bronze medalist Brazil 21-25, 25-20, 28-30, 25-16, 15-10. Japan defeated South Korea 22-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-19.

South Korea and Russia are 1-1 and Brazil is 0-2.

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