June 1, 2009: Switzerland
June 2, 2009
Today we traveled about an hour north of Erba, a small city where our hotel is located, to Switzerland! Our bus took us to an outlet shopping center with over 160 shops that is just across the Italy/Switzerland border. After spending a few hours there and packing our luggage so full of purchase that the zippers are about to pop, we returned to the hotel in preparation for our second game against another Serie A2 level team.
After a pre-game meal, we hopped on the bus and headed to the city of Como. We arrived at a great field with quite a few fans awaiting our arrival. We started the game relaxed, with Rosie Aguilera, who is normally a goalkeeper, at forward. Coach Neil McGuire had apparently promised this months ago! After a good game, the Golden Bears were victors - winning, 5-0, over their Italian opponents. Sophomore forward Alex Morgan had two goals while redshirt sophomore forward Lisa Kevorkian, junior midfielder Katie Oakes and sophomore defender/forward McKenna-Louise McKetty each scored one apiece.
Go Bears!-Tracy Hamm