THIS WAS WRITTEN AFTER OUR SECOND WIN AGAINST KOREA BUT I HAD PROBLEMS SIGNING ONLINE…
So far we are getting it done, AMEN! With two wins, 3-0 verses Thailand and 3-1 verses Korea, we have Russia next on our hit list. Then it will depend on what the other pools results are. I read that we need, of course win tomorrow, but also we’ll need Italy, Cuba or Japan to lose 2 of their three matches this leg. So there you have it. Well, I gotten to play more than expected as I knew going into this tournament my coach wanted to give Jen Joines lots of playing time for her further development internationally. Jen by the way will be going to Chieri next season. So all you Chieri fans give her a warm welcome and take care of her. And the coach wanted to give Heather Bown more time with Berg (our setter) since Heather didn’t play with USA last summer so that she could finish up her undergraduate degree. That’s awesome she finished. When I joined the National team back in 1994 I finished my last semester at San Diego and transfered those units back to Long Beach State…. Anyhoo, I’ve been blessed to be able to prepare mentally and physically to come off the bench at times and other times start the match.
On another note, feel free to check out the my wedding tab. There you can read my husband’s and my story about how that big day July 15 came about and view the links that has photos of the two of us.
AND NOW, WELL WE HAVE A FEW DAYS OFF AFTER COMING UP JUST SHORT OF MAKING THE GRAND PRIX FINALS. WE HAD TO STOP OVER A DAY IN ROME AS OUR TICKETS WERE ALREADY BOOK TO CONNECT THROUGH THERE. WE WERE AT THE AIRPORT FOUR HOURS WAITING IN LINE TO FINALLY BE TOLD THAT WE WERE NOT CONFIRMED ON THE FLIGHT. WOW BACK IN ROME AFTER TEN YEARS. IT WAS IN ROME THAT I PLAYED IN MY FIRST PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE. THE TEAM THEN WAS CALLED GIERRE PALLAVOLO. I’LL LEAVE IT AT IT WAS QUITE AN EXPERIENCE…. ANYHOO, WE STAYED AT HOTEL MECURE WHICH IS LOCATED NEAR ALL THE SITES, AND SHOPPING! ROME, ALWAYS HISTORIC AND BEAUTIFUL.