Jennifer Kessy and April Ross of the United States celebrate during Women's Beach Volleyball Preliminary match

Jennifer Kessy and April Ross of the United States celebrate during Womens Beach Volleyball Preliminary match

Jennifer Kessy, Volleyball

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Trailing by a set and down early in the second, April Ross and Jennifer Kessy's chances at gold looked as bleak as the London weather. The Southern California girls may not have been raised to play beach volleyball in a driving rain storm, but they are well versed in the fight on spirit. The USC duo stormed back in their semifinal against Brazil's best to steal the second set (21-19) and then closed like champions in the third (15-12).

April Ross and Jennifer Kessy celebrate defeating Brazil's Juliana and Larissa during their women's beach volleyball semifinal match at Horse Guards Parade during the London 2012 Olympic Games Tuesday.

USA's Jennifer Kessy, right, plays the ball in front of teammate April Ross

USA's Jennifer Kessy, right, plays the ball in front of teammate April Ross

USA's Women's Beach Volleyball: April Ross and Jennifer Kessy win their match against Argentina

Forget the empty seats... is THIS the biggest scandal to hit the Olympics? U.S. women's beach volleyball stars trade in bikini tops for long-sleeve shirts

women's beach volleyball team made headlines last week when they pledged they would not cover up in the face of new rules allowing shorts and a t-shirt.

Jennifer Kessy-USA and KT Tape

Jen Kessy celebrates a point during the women's beach volleyball gold medal match.

Rising Stars: The New Duo to Watch In Beach Volleyball - Jennifer Kessy and April Ross prepare for domination

Rising Stars: The New Duo to Watch In Beach Volleyball

Jennifer Kessy and April Ross, who won the inaugural World Series of Volleyball, make beach volleyball look easy.

USA women celebrate during Beach Volleyball match against Argentina  Jennifer Kessy and April Ross of the United States celebrate during the women's Beach Volleyball preliminary match between the United States and Argentina on Day 2.

USA women celebrate during Beach Volleyball match against Argentina Jennifer Kessy and April Ross of the United States celebrate during the womens Beach Volleyball preliminary match between the United States and Argentina on Day

London 2012 - Kerri Walsh Jennings blocks an attack from Jennifer Kessy. Both teams from USA compete for gold in women’s beach volleyball.  IOC/Jason Evans

London 2012 - Kerri Walsh Jennings blocks an attack from Jennifer Kessy. Both teams from USA compete for gold in women’s beach volleyball.

Fit Follow-Up: Jennifer Kessy | AVP Beach Volleyball

AVP is the premier U. pro beach volleyball league and features the very best in elite pro beach players, competing in the most exciting domestic beach volleyball events.

Members of Team USA cross Abbey Road. — with April Ross, Jennifer Kessy, LaShawn Merritt and Tony Azevedo. #london2012

Members of Team USA cross Abbey Road. — with April Ross, Jennifer Kessy, LaShawn Merritt and Tony Azevedo.

April Ross (left) and Jennifer Kessy had reason to celebrate after they reached the women's gold medal match at London 2012

April Ross and Jennifer Kessy have earned a final four appearance

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh (left) embrace after winning the gold medal after defeating April Ross and Jennifer Kessy (USA)

Spoiler alert: Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh (left) celebrate winning the gold medal after defeating April Ross and Jennifer Kessy (USA) in the women's beach volleyball gold medal match. A fabulous moment and I was watching!

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