It's going to be the United States versus America for Olympic gold in women's beach volleyball. Can you dig it?
A semifinal win on Tuesday by April Ross and Jennifer Kessy over Juliana Silva and Larissa Franca of Brazil followed a fellow Californian victory by Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings over the Chinese team of Xue Chen and Zhang Xi earlier in the day.
Translation: Wednesday is an all-American, all-SoCal championship match.
This is the first Olympic spin for Ross and Kessy and the last Olympics together for Walsh Jennings and May-Treanor.
"We want to seal the deal that we're the best team that's ever happened," Walsh Jennings said Tuesday night after they advanced to their third consecutive Olympic gold medal game with a 22-20, 22-20 victory over China. "Misty has changed my life. I just love her. I want to win tomorrow for us."
Already the most-decorated team in the brief history of Olympic beach volleyball, which debuted in 1996, Walsh Jennings and May-Treanor are guaranteed at least a silver medal.