Local athlete Foluke Akinradewo of Plantation and the USA Volleyball team will advance to the finals for a chance at the gold medal.
Team USA beat South Korea Thursday morning 3-0. The team will play either Brazil or Japan.
The Americans are top-ranked. They took over the top spot in the world rankings at the end of 2011, ending Brazil's four-year run. The women qualified for the Olympics in November with a silver-medal finish in the FIVB World Cup.
They are favored to win the gold.