Danielle Lawrie Blog #5

Oct. 11, 2007

Washington junior Danielle Lawrie is currently pitching for the Canadian National Women's Softball Team as the team gears up for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. She will periodically be writing a blog to keep Husky fans up on her national team experiences. In this entry, Lawrie writes about the team's success on the field so far and the difference in weather from the team's last trip to China.

Hello again,

Training camp is over and we are underway with the China Cup! The weather is definitely different from the last time we were here. We are actually having to put layers of clothes on and not wanting to change our clothes every two seconds due to sweltering heat and humidity.

As far as the China Cup goes, we opened up the tournament on a positive note, earning a win from the host country, China. It is great to get another opportunity to compete in the stadium that we will be playing in throughout the Olympics. Following our China game, we played Australia. Unfortunately, we ended up losing 2-0, but none the less, many positives came out of the loss. Today, we played Chinese Taipei and took care of business beating them 6-0. We play Chinese Taipei again tomorrow and the following day we see Australia then China. From there, the decision will be made as to who plays for Gold, Silver and Bronze.

Time has gone by quickly, realizing today that we only have 5 days left in China. We have not really gotten a chance to experience much throughout the town other than the Great Wall earlier in the week and driving to and from the softball field. We have been to the silk market twice and once again we are going tomorrow and following is a nice treat for dinner to the Outback Steakhouse!

Thank you to everyone who has been following along on my journey to the Olympics. Softball has blessed me with so many things, from traveling the world to meeting wonderful fans and supporters. Hope all is well in Seattle and I look forward to seeing everyone soon.

From Beijing, China...

Danielle Lawrie #15

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