U.S. beach women lose their first Olympic set, come back to win match

United States' Kerri Walsh, left, and Misty May-Treanor chat during a beach volleyball match on Thursday.

One streak is over. The winning streak continues for two-time defending Olympic beach volleyball gold medalists Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor.

The Americans lost the first set of their preliminary round match against Austria 21-17 on Wednesday night, the first lost set in three Olympics.

But they came back to win the second set 21-8 and took the third 15-10 to remain unbeaten in this - and every other - trip to the Olympics.

Walsh and May-Treanor won seven straight matches in Athens and again in Beijing to collect a pair of gold medals.

They also won their first two matches in London.

That's 16 matches and 32 sets in all. Beach volleyball is best of three sets, the first two to 21 and the last to 15.