ROC def. MNE, 32-26
Russia, the Rio 2016 handball gold medalist, defeated London 2012 silver medalist Montenegro in a tight quarterfinal. The ROC is now two wins away from defending its Olympic title.
Montenegro's loss means the tournament's current highest scorer, Jovanka Radičević, won't have the opportunity to add to her 36 goals.
NOR def. HUN, 26-22
Kari Brattset Dale scored on seven of eight shots for Norway, which moved on to the semis with a balanced attack highlighted by a mid-match stretch that featured goals from six different players.
Szandra Zácsik was the leading scorer for Hungary, netting five gosls on 12 shots.