A blog by Carol Owens for July 22



July 22

Hello Huskies,

Now that the jet lag has finally worn off, I thought I would put my thoughts into words. We landed in Bangkok and were all exhausted but had to stay awake and make sure the team stayed awake in order to get adjusted to the new time zone. That was so hard and I felt bad for the team as they struggled to keep their eyes open. When it was time to finally go to bed, everyone headed straight to their rooms, and I didn't hear a peep until the next morning.

Day One:

We got up, had breakfast and hit the gym for our first practice. It was a decent practice considering the lengthy travel. I think, at this point, we are just ready to compete against somebody other than ourselves. Next on the agenda was dinner. This proved to be a little challenging considering the language barrier and not knowing what to order. We figured it out and left full. We went back to the hotel and hit the hay. We had an early morning followed by practice and then finally a friendly warm-up scrimmage vs. France.

Day Two:

Morning came before I knew it, and we were up and at it again. We had a light practice and had some down time before our scrimmage vs. France. I was very excited to see where our team was at against competition and I know they were more than ready to get after someone else. The scrimmage went pretty well, but we still have a ways to go. Our emphasis has to be on the defensive end and playing together! Check out the Huskie Happenings portion of the website to read more about the game. It was time for bed again and I turned my thoughts toward our scrimmage tomorrow against Australia. They are a very tough team and it will be a great indicator of our strengths and weaknesses. I look forward to getting back on the court and competing!

Day Three:

I woke up early and got a great workout in before breakfast. I was very excited to get the day started because I was ready to get back on the court and face Australia in friendly scrimmage. I am very pleased to say that the scrimmage went well. We made some major progress and I feel good about where the team is at before we head into actual competition.



Day Four:

We have one more practice day before we began playing games. We will be focusing our practice on our game plan for Spain. We know that we must control the tempo, take care of the ball, play aggressive defense and most importantly play together. I can't wait to get out there and compete! I am also really excited because my parents are arriving in Bangkok this evening. It will be so nice to have them here. I am so blessed to have such supportive parents. That is it for now; I will write more after our first few games. Go Huskies and "Think Gold!"

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