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Local Olympians to Watch on Tuesday

Men's water polo and volleyball take on tough opponents while women's soccer faces a team they've dominated in the past



    Local Olympians to Watch on Tuesday
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    Rich Lambourne of Tierrasanta celebrates a win over Serbia Sunday.

    Local athletes will compete in archery, sailing, men’s volleyball, men’s water polo, soccer and field hockey.

    Defending gold medalists U.S. men’s volleyball team are now 2-0 in Group B after Tuesday's win over Germany. See results here

    The Americans, despite their silver-medal finish in the FIVB World League tournament, were not considered among the favorites going into the Olympics.

    The team, which includes Alpine’s David Lee, Tierrasanta’s Rich Lambourne and Encinitas’ Reid Priddy, now will face the world's top two teams in succession beginning with Brazil on Thursday.

    The U.S. women’s soccer team beat North Korea with a score 1 - 0 Tuesday.

    The Americans, including local Rachel Buehler, completed a 3 - 0 run in Olympic group play.

    They'll now move on to Newcastle for a quarterfinal match on Friday.

    The U.S. men’s water polo team beat  Romania 10 - 8 Tuesday with the team outscoring Romania 3-0 in the third.

    That win puts the U.S. team, with its 10 players from the squad that took silver four years ago in Beijing, at the top of Group B. Included on the team are Coronado High School alums Jesse Smith and Layne Beaubien.

    See results here

    Coronado’s Molly O’Bryan Vandemoer, Anna Tunnicliffe and Debbie Capozzi, who were the favorites entering the women’s match racing in London 2012, are now tied for third in the round-robins. See replay here

    On Wednesday, the team faces New Zealand in the morning and Russia in the afternoon.

    The U.S. Women's Field Hockey team blast past Argentina in the preliminary round, winning by one goal. They beat the no. 2 internationally ranked team with a final score 0-1, U.S.

    Local archers, fresh off their silver medal team win Saturday, now compete as individuals. First up, Jacob Wukie's dreams of an individual medal were dashed. See results here

    Teammates Brady Ellison and Jake Kaminski are scheduled to compete Wednesday. See replay of their silver medal win here

    For the women’s archery team, Khatuna Lorig will continue to go for gold with competition Wednesday. This is the fifth Olympics for the 38-year-old Lorig, and she's also represented Georgia and the Unified Team of the former Soviet Union.

    Teammate Jennifer Nichols, who has been to two other Olympics, was eliminated Tuesday. See results here.

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