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Tom powers US to volleyball final

Tom powers US to volleyball final



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U.S. Women's volleyball teams are performing well in Beijing. Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh have won the gold in Beach Volleyball. Now Utahn Logan Tom will be playing for the gold in indoor volleyball.

Tom and her teammates swept Cuba in the semifinals Thursday and will now play for the gold. It's already the best showing for the women's volleyball team since the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.

Logan is a former Highland High School volleyball star and now stars for the U.S.

Cuba has won the gold three times. This is the second time the U.S. has played Cuba in Beijing. The Americans lost to the Cubans in the preliminaries. For some of the girls on the team, this is their fourth Olympics. It is Tom's third, and they all want to go home with the gold.

"I think we're doing a good job. I think we have grown throughout this Olympics. I think we just keep doing what we are doing. You know, we come out, play with a lot of heart out there. I think we're playing our heart out for everyone to see, and I think it's paying back," Tom says.

As you've watched the women play you may have noticed the team had "Wiz" written on their arms and shoulders during the game against Cuba. It's the nickname of former teammate Elisabeth Bachman McCutcheon. Her parents were attacked in Beijing after Opening Ceremonies, and her father died.

The U.S. now will play Brazil for the gold. Brazil beat China in three sets.

Amanda Butterfield

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