Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings
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Women’s beach volleyball

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings
Team USA’s Kerri Walsh Jennings, right, congratulates teammate Misty May-Treanor during the second set of their quarterfinal match against Italy. (Nhat V. Meyer / San Jose Mercury News)
Jennifer Kessy and April Ross
Jennifer Kessy, left, and April Ross of the U.S. cheer during their quarterfinal match against the Czech Republic. Both beach volleyball stars played for USC, though in different years.  (Dave Martin / Associated Press)
Misty May-Treanor
Misty May-Treanor, who played indoor volleyball at Cal State Long Beach, dives to save the ball during a beach volleyball match at the Horse Guards Parade in London. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Kerri Walsh Jennings aims to keep a point alive as teammate Misty May-Treanor looks on. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
At the net
Kerri Walsh Jennings watches teammate Misty May-Treanor face off against Italy’s Greta Cicolari. (Nhat V. Meyer / San Jose Mercury News)
Dig that save
Jennifer Kessy of the U.S. makes a dig during during her quarterfinal doubles match against the Czech Republic. (Dave Martin / Associated Press)
Kerri Walsh Jennings stretches, but can’t reach the spike of Italy’s Marta Menegatti, left. Walsh Jennings, who played for Stanford, took up volleyball at age 10.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)