USA women’s water polo defeats Russian team after IOC announcement

Incoming freshman Maddie Musselman hasn't played for the Bruins yet, but she got a chance to represent Team USA at the Spieker Aquatics Center Sunday. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Incoming freshman Maddie Musselman hasn't played for the Bruins yet, but she got a chance to represent Team USA at the Spieker Aquatics Center Sunday. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

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In Adam Krikorian’s eyes, Sunday’s Russian team played with edge and confidence. This came as a surprise to the former Bruin and current U.S. women’s national water polo coach, considering the news released hours before match time.


It hasn’t been much of a summer vacation for rising senior Garrett Danner. The goalkeeper said summer training is part of what makes his team so formidable. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
It hasn’t been much of a summer vacation for rising senior Garrett Danner. The goalkeeper said summer training is part of what makes his team so formidable. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

After testing positive for cocaine, Blake Leeper wasn’t allowed to practice at the U.S. Olympic Committee training center anymore. He got back on track at UCLA’s Drake Stadium. (Miriam Bribiesca/Daily Bruin photo editor)
After testing positive for cocaine, Blake Leeper wasn’t allowed to practice at the U.S. Olympic Committee training center anymore. He got back on track at UCLA’s Drake Stadium. (Miriam Bribiesca/Daily Bruin photo editor)

Delaney Spaulding played shortstop and batted deep in the order for Team USA, allowing the rising senior to cash in a lot of runners. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Delaney Spaulding played shortstop and batted deep in the order for Team USA, allowing the rising senior to cash in a lot of runners. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Former UCLA guard Nirra Fields will play for Team Canada at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Fields was recently drafted by the Phoenix Mercury in the 2016 WNBA Draft. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
Former UCLA guard Nirra Fields will play for Team Canada at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Fields was recently drafted by the Phoenix Mercury in the 2016 WNBA Draft. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA alum Alterraun Verner spends much of his time off the field volunteering with Athletes for Charity. (Courtesy of Cathleen Laporte)
UCLA alum Alterraun Verner spends much of his time off the field volunteering with Athletes for Charity. (Courtesy of Cathleen Laporte)

Coach John Savage knew he was going to lose at least a couple recruits to MLB teams in this year's draft, but this year he lost one player that he thought had a chance to hold onto. (Mackenzie Possee/Assistant photo editor)
Coach John Savage knew he was going to lose at least a couple recruits to MLB teams in this year's draft, but this year he lost one player that he thought had a chance to hold onto. (Mackenzie Possee/Assistant photo editor)


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