USA goes down against Fiji, but not without a fight
After a suffering a heartbreaking loss to the # 1 ranked Fiji team, the United States has been eliminated from medal contention at the 2016 Olympic Games.
Coming into the match, the U.S. needed to either beat Fiji outright, or lose by less than 4 points. Despite valiant efforts and a late score by Nate Ebner, the United States’ failed conversion attempt put them one point behind the 4 point differential margin between New Zealand.
The loss by 5 resulted in the United States failing to move on to the quarterfinals.