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U.S. women's volleyball in semis

Updated: August 7, 2012, 8:49 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Destinee Hooker threw her arms around teammate Courtney Thompson in celebration after the U.S. women's volleyball team defeated the Dominican Republic to advance to the semifinals at the London Olympics.

Thompson started at setter in the straight-set victory over the Dominicans after team captain Lindsey Berg injured her left ankle in the previous match.

"Courtney's a quarterback," Hooker said. "She went out there and took control of the game. She knows our rhythm and it ...

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