Thursday, September 6, 2012

POINT LOMA'S RULON HELPS U.S. TAKE GOLD IN WATER POLO

Point Loma native Kelly Rulon had four goals, five assists, one steal and one blocked shot combined over a six-game span to help the United States Olympic women’s water polo team win the gold medal in London.

Rulon, an attacker who prepped locally at University of San Diego High School, played 15:20 of a possible 32 minutes as the U.S. thumped Spain 8-5 in the gold-medal match on Aug. 9.

Two days earlier, she had seen another 12:38 of action as the U.S. defeated Australia 11-9 to advance to the gold-medal game.

Prior to that, Rulon had scored two goals and also added one assist in a 9-6 U.S. victory over Italy.

In Group A Preliminary Round matches, Rulon had one goal, one assist and one blocked shot as the U.S. closed out China 7-6; one assist and one steal in a 9-9 U.S. tie with Spain; and one goal and two assists as the U.S. defeated Hungary 14-13.

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