It’s the first weekend of the 2016 Rio Games, and several San Diego athletes battled to make their mark in the competition early as they represent Team USA.
On Sunday, local athletes found hard to advance in women's rugby and volleyball - both indoor and beach.
Jessica Javelet, Torrey Pines High School alumna, Richelle Stephens, Fallbrook High School alumna and Jillion Potter, another Olympian who trains at the Chula Vista OTC, took on New Zealand Sunday in Women's Rugby.
The Americans pushed both leading contenders for the gold medal in back-to-back matches on the second day of competition but will have to settle for playing in classification matches for 5th-8th places along with the other quarterfinal losers.
The U.S. women will now play Fiji on Monday at 1:00 p.m. ET to determine their final Olympic ranking. They can finish anywhere from fifth to eighth.
Carlsbad native and Carlsbad High School alum Lauren Fendrick and her partner Brooke Sweat struggled in a hard-fought match against a Polish duo. Find the results here. They will play again on Tuesday.
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