Ross/Walsh Jennings vs. Bawden/Clancy (Thursday, 1:30 p.m., Toronto time)

Ross and  Walsh Jennings lead the series with Bawden and Clancy 5-0, including a 2-0 (21-14, 21-16) quarter-final win August 14 at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in 38 minutes.  Match Preview


USA leads the series 5-0, with two of the matches going to a third set (USA won both 15-9)
These two teams played each other in the Rio Olympics, with USA winning 21-14, 21-16
USA has advanced to the semifinals in all 10 FIVB events they have played this season (did so in just three of seven tournaments last year)
When Walsh Jennings won her first FIVB title in 2001, Clancy had just turned nine years old
AUS had won its last eight pool play matches entering the Toronto event
This marks the second time in the last three matches that AUS has played USA, as USA had eliminated AUS from the Rio Olympics
This season USA is 63-8 in matches, including 28-2 in pool play matches and 19-4 in three-set matches
AUS has a 21-17 match record this season, including 15-10 in pool play and 9-9 in three-set matches


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