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Berggren comes up big for U.S. women in WUG opener

 
Madison Berggeren scored four times in Team USA's 15-4 win over France on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Stanford Athletics.

Stanford junior Madison Berggeren has been here before. It's not surprising she'd take a lead role. Berggeren scored four goals and the U.S. women's water polo team opened the World University Games on Saturday with a 15-4 victory over France.

Berggeren also appeared in the 2015 World University Games, when Stanford represented the United States, finishing fifth overall. She scored nine goals in seven goals and recorded a team high 10 assists.


Gabby Stone
Berggeren, Kat Klass and Jordan Raney were all members of the 2014 World Youth Championship team.

Berggeren, who attempted six shots, scored twice the first period to help the Americans open a 5-1 lead. Olympian and Stanford grad Kiley Neushul also scored both of her goals in the period.

Cardinal senior Gabby Stone recorded eight saves in the net for Team USA and Stanford seniors Dani Jackovich, who was 2-for-2, and Jamie Neushul each added a pair of goals.

The U.S. meets Argentina as group play continues on Sunday.

Berggersen scored twice on penalty shots. Kiley Nueshul, who led the team with three assists, and Mary Brooks also converted penalty shots.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/USA water polo

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