Australia beat Poland 3-1 at Earls Court in London in the Olympic men’s volleyball Group A match on Monday.
Bulgaria leads the men’s Group A with 9 points. Poland is currently second with 9 points and Italy is third with 8 points. Later, Russia beat Serbia 3-0 in a Group B match.
On Sunday, US, chasing its first Olympic gold in women’s volleyball, kept up its unbeaten record at the London Games with a 3-0 victory over Turkey.
While the Americans wrapped up their Group B campaign with an unblemished 5-0 record, the Russians did the same in Group A thanks to a 3-2 win over Italy.
Host Britain, Turkey, Algeria and Serbia all went out of the competition. Turkey gave the U.S. a scare early on and only lost the opening set 27-25.
Destinee Hooker blasted 17 spikes out of 38 attempts, delivered 19 points and had strong help up front at the net from Foluke Akinradewo as the world number ones claimed the last two sets 25-16 and 25-19.
The results: Men: Group A: Australia 3 bt Poland 1. Group B: Russia 3 bt Serbia 0. On Sunday: Women: Group A: Dominican Republic 3 bt Algeria 0; Japan 3 bt Great Britain 0; Russia 3 bt Italy 2. Group B: United States 3 bt Turkey 0; Brazil 3 bt Serbia 0; China 3 bt South Korea 2. — Agencies