Lindsey Berg Blog

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

National Team Update

Today was the first day of NORCECA Championships. Luckily this year it is in Puerto Rico...not a bad place to spend a week. But I must say it is raining and very humid...feels like Hawaii in a way so I am right at home. Last night we had the pleasure of going to the opening dinner. It was quite a production...a band, the Puerto Rican captain (and soon to be teammate) being introduced on a little tug boat in a fake river, fireworks, a rock museum, dinner where they ran out of chicken after the Cubans took it all, and a close brawl with the Dominican team to get on the bus home first. Luckily the night finally ended and we made it back to the hotel safely after the longest 4 hours of our life.  But thank you to the Puerto Rican Federation for caring so much.

We played Mexico today. A very young, scrappy, and energetic team that had one girl that would whistle so loud before, during, and after the play that my ears are still ringing.  We started very slow but eventually got our game together and came out with a 3-0 win.

USA vs. Mexico 25-18, 25-10, 25-13

Tomorrow we have our toughest pool play match against Cuba.  They have only 4 returning Olympians on this trip, but will still be banging jump serves and hitting on the 10 ft. line.  It will be an exciting match.  Hopefully we will come out stronger then we did today.

I have some great footage from the opening dinner but the internet here is a little sketchy.  I will try to post the videos tomorrow night.  Have a great one.

Let's Go USA

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see you are back with the good ole USA Team. It must be great working under Hugh and Karch. Good luck against Cuba!