UCLA's Tanya Gandy, Kelly Rulon Leads Team USA to Gold Medal

June 15, 2009

KIRISHI, Russia - Former UCLA standouts Tanya Gandy and Kelly Rulon combined to score five goals, leading the U.S. Women's Senior National Water Polo Team to the gold medal with a 9-6 victory over Canada at the 2009 FINA World League Super Finals on Sunday, June 14.

In his first international competition as U.S. National Team Head Coach, UCLA's Adam Krikorian guided Team USA its fourth World League title in the six-year history of the Women's World League.

Gandy led Team USA with three goals, and Rulon added two goals in the gold medal match.

Team USA erased an early 1-0 deficit with goals from Gandy and Annika Dries to secure a 2-1 cushion. After Canada tied the contest, 3-3, in the second quarter, Gandy scored her second goal of the day to give the U.S. team a 4-3 lead by halftime.

Leading 5-3, Team USA pushed its margin to 7-3 with goals from Rulon and Gandy. Rulon scored her second goal of the match to hand the U.S. team a 9-4 advantage.

The U.S. Women's National Team returns to action in the FINA World Championships in Rome, Italy, starting in mid-July.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Saturday, Jan 23
vs. Hawai'i
Santa Barbara, CA
W, 13 - 8
Saturday, Jan 23
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
W, 8 - 5
Sunday, Jan 24
vs. Long Beach State
Santa Barbara, CA
W, 11 - 4
Sunday, Jan 24
vs. Michigan
Santa Barbara, CA
W, 11 - 7
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. USA Scrimmage
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 13
Saturday, Feb 13 - 8:30 AM PST
vs. Sonoma State
San Diego, CA
Saturday, Feb 13 - TBA PST
vs. Loyola Marymount or ...
San Diego, CA
Sunday, Feb 14 - TBA PST
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Sunday, Feb 14 - TBA PST
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Friday, Feb 19 - 7:00 PM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - TBA PST
vs. UC Irvine ...
Irvine, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - TBA PST
vs. UC Irvine ...
Irvine, CA
Sunday, Feb 28 - TBA PST
vs. UC Irvine ...
Irvine, CA
Sunday, Feb 28 - TBA PST
vs. UC Irvine ...
Irvine, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 10:50 AM PST
vs. Loyola Marymount
Ann Arbor, MI
Saturday, Mar 05 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. George Washington
Ann Arbor, MI
Sunday, Mar 06 - 7:40 AM PST
at Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Sunday, Mar 06 - 1:40 PM PST
vs. Bucknell
Ann Arbor, MI
Sunday, Mar 20 - 1:00 PM PST
at CSU Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
Friday, Mar 25 - 5:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Saturday, Apr 02 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. San Jose State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Apr 03 - 12:15 PM PST
vs. Redlands
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Apr 03 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Pomona-Pitzer
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 09 - 1:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 15 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 23 - 11:30 AM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 29 - All Day PST
vs. MPSF Championships
Bakersfield, CA
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