Team USA wins FINA water polo title at La Jolla’s Coggan pool

The U.S. women’s water polo team emerged as champions in the FINA World League Super Finals held at Coggan Family Aquatic Complex last week.

It defeated Australia, 12-11, on Saturday in the finals with its second penalty shootout victory over the Australians. Eight of the 24 matches in the eight-team international event were decided by penalty shootouts, reported the FINA website. Betsy Armstrong, the U.S. goalkeeper, was named MVP.

Greece beat Russia to take home the bronze medal; China defeated Hungary for fifth place; and the Netherlands took seventh with a win over Canada. For more, go to