Former Gopher Berg, USA Win Group in London

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Former Gopher Berg, USA Win Group in London

August 3, 2012 Updated Aug 3, 2012 at 4:37 PM CST

London, England (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Former University of Minnesota star Lindsey Berg and the United States volleyball team clinched the top spot in Group B on Friday, that after a 3-0 win over Serbia at the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games.

Berg is the setter and captain of this United States team, which is coached by future Golden Gophers head coach Hugh McCutcheon, who won a gold medal in 2008 with the American mens' team.

The United States was led against Serbia by Destinee Hooker, who finished with 12 kills and six blocks in the winning effort. Logan Tom added 10 kills, and Foulke Akinradewo posted six kills for the United States.

This is Berg's third appearance at the Olympics, having won a silver medal with the United States at the 2008 Beijing Games. She was also a three-time all-Big Ten selection as a member of the Golden Gophers, and she's still that program's all-time leader in assists.

The United States is now (4-0) in preliminary play, and the team's next game is scheduled for August 5 at 2:00 p.m. CT against Turkey.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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