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U.S. women's volleyball captain and former Gophers star Lindsey Berg appeared to injure her left ankle in a victory over Turkey on Sunday..

Jeff Roberson, Associated Press file

Lindsay Berg injured in volleyball win over Turkey

  • August 6, 2012 - 6:49 AM

LONDON - Destinee Hooker scored 19 points and the undefeated U.S. women's volleyball team wrapped up preliminary pool play at the London Olympics with a straight-sets victory over Turkey on Sunday night.

But the top-ranked U.S. team was hurt in the third set when captain and former Gophers star Lindsey Berg appeared to injure her left ankle.

Foluke Akinradewo added 15 points in the 27-25, 25-16, 25-19 victory for the top-ranked United States, which had clinched the top seed in its pool for the Tuesday quarterfinals.

Neriman Ozsoy scored 14 for Turkey, which had to wait until the conclusion of the late match between Brazil and Serbia to learn whether it would advance.

Turkey, which came into the match 2-2, was fired up at the start and took a first-set 11-5 lead to the delight of a big turnout of Turkish fans at Earls Court. The U.S. came back with an 11-3 run and won it on Christa Harmotto's block.

The U.S. team breezed through the second set and took a 9-5 lead in the third, but then Berg limped off the court. The setter removed her shoe, and a trainer wrapped the ankle in ice.

Her team prevailed without her, winning the match on Akinradewo's kill. Berg limped to congratulate Turkey after the match.

Berg, who played in college for the Gophers, said she would have the ankle examined further, but she didn't think the injury was serious.

"I'm OK," she said. "I felt something that wasn't worth pushing through."

The U.S. women have never won a gold medal in indoor volleyball. The team took the silver medal in Beijing,

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