Monday, August 21

Bruins pitch in as US women’s water polo wins third World League title


Attacker Rachel Fattal scored a goal as the U.S. women's water polo team won its third consecutive World League Champion title 13-9 over Spain. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Attacker Rachel Fattal scored a goal as the U.S. women's water polo team won its third consecutive World League Champion title 13-9 over Spain. (Daily Bruin file photo)


The U.S. women’s water polo team rolled through another tune-up event heading into the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The defending gold medalists won their third consecutive World League Super Final title and their third title of the year while only dropping two matches this season.

The U.S. team, led by former UCLA coach Adam Krikorian, outlasted Spain 13-9 in the title game, a rematch of the 2012 Olympics gold medal game.

Incoming freshman attacker Maddie Musselman scored two goals in the title game and 11 overall in the tournament.

Defender KK Clark and attacker Courtney Mathewson, who both helped the Bruins win five straight national championships from 2005 to 2009, each chipped in two additional goals.

Redshirt junior attacker Rachel Fattal added another goal for the national team, which is currently riding a 10-game win streak.

Mathewson, who scored six goals over the tournament, was named the MVP.

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