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.

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Saturday, Apr 02
vs. San Jose State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 6
Sunday, Apr 03
vs. Redlands
Los Angeles, CA
W, 23 - 2
Sunday, Apr 03
vs. Pomona-Pitzer
Los Angeles, CA
W, 25 - 3
Saturday, Apr 09
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 5 - 8
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 16 - 6
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 8 (3OT)
Friday, Apr 29
at CSU Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
W, 10 - 3
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Stanford
Bakersfield, CA
L, 3 - 6
Sunday, May 01
vs. California
Bakersfield, CA
W, 7 - 5
Friday, May 13
vs. UC San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
W, 17 - 4
Saturday, May 14
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 7
Sunday, May 15
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 4