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USA Field Hockey

Adventures in Argentina

Dec. 21, 2010, 1:19 p.m. (ET)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Today we woke up early to do a jog and stretch, then we got a big breakfast at the 5 star cafeteria……..Anyway, then we went to a meeting for our 11 o’clock game that day.  While in the meeting Mike brought us McDonald’s sandwiches to eat.  Then we departed for the game with the attitude with a win. Losing 4-0 in a rough loss, we went to lunch.  After lunch we had a game debrief, helping us for or game the next day.  Later that night, we had each had an ice bath, and
everyone was on there on for dinner.

-Kenny and Ranveer

Friday December 17, 2010
 

Today was the team rest day.  The first day we got sleep in late.  Most of the day we just hung around, played cards and listened to music.  We were all pretty tired, but like our new rooms much better, thanks Mike.  Some of us went to China town later and McDonalds was also popular.  We got to bed early and it felt good.

-Brandon Karess and Christian Linney

Saturday, December 18, 2010

We woke up early and went to jog and stretch.  Then we had breakfast and then watched the senior game.  It was a depressing upset loss 6-0.  Then we went to the great cafeteria.  After lunch some played "squares" a fun card game we all know.  Later we had our meeting with snacks ala Mike, yum yum.  At today's game we had a tough loss, after playing a great first half the argies wound up winning 3-1.  We had dinner and then went to bed, anxious.  We are all determined to win tomorrow, andq we know it's possible.
 

-Kenny Patroness, Pedro Zepeda, Ranveer Kundi, and Spencer Reed

Sunday, December 19, 2010

USA U19 made history with their first victory over Argentina U19. We played a decent first half, but unfortunately went down 1-0 only to come back and upset the Argentineans 2-1 in the final minutes of the game. Christian Linney tied the game after a strong flick assisted by JaJa Kentwell  into the bottom left board of the goal. With under a minute left Johnny Orozco buried a drag flick to put us up 2 to 1. After the game we had a team dinner in the cafeteria of CeNARD training center.  We celebrated our victory with an ice cream down the road and some well deserved free time. We went to bed with a smile on our face and excitement for the day to come touring Buenos Aires. 

Monday, December 20, 2010

Today was by far the most adventurous day of the entire tour.  Even though we were forced to get up early, none of us had a problem with it as we were treated to a full day tour of Buenos Aires.  As we
weaved in and out of the city traffic, all of us were pleased to get hockey off of our minds.  While on our tour, we visited some of the most important political, cultural, and social areas of the city; by
the end of our four hour trip, all of us were left with a greater understanding of the city we have been staying in.  After the tour, we had the rest of the day to ourselves before having a meeting in order
to focus our attention back on hockey, and the game tomorrow.  After the debrief, our rest day continued by eating lavishly at yet another amazing Argentine restaurant prior to indulging in some local ice cream.  It's currently 11 PM, which means lights out for us, we'll check in again after the game tomorrow.

-Jivrag and Chi Chi

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