- Associated Press - Saturday, October 11, 2014

MILAN (AP) - The United States shut out top-ranked Brazil 3-0 and will face China in the final of the women’s volleyball world championship on Sunday.

The Americans rallied from behind in the second set for a 25-18, 29-27, 25-20 win on Saturday.

China beat host Italy 25-21, 25-20, 20-25, 30-28.

Brazil went undefeated in group play, including a victory over the U.S., but the Olympic champion was never in control this time.

Jordan Quinn Larson Burbach and Kelly Murphy led the U.S. with 15 and 13 points, respectively.

Brazil committed 19 unforced errors.

The Americans, who enter the final with a 10-2 record, are coached by three-time Olympic champion Karch Kiraly.

The U.S. women have never won a major tournament title that includes the world championship, World Cup or Olympics.

Zhu Ting led China with 32 points.

China is aiming for its third world title, having won in 1982 and 1986.

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