May 25, 2004
SAO PAULO, Brazil - Boa noite! It's Tuesday evening around 8 p.m. and we have just finished a day of leisure after two victories in two days.
On Sunday we played Paulistas, a local university team. It was a good way to start off the trip and come away with a 4-0 victory. We were surprised to only play 35-minute halves and once again managed to escape the rain just in time.
Without a day to rest, we jumped right into our next game. We played the Brazilian all-stars from their women's league. We faced a bit tougher competition but were still able to pull out the 3-2 win.
Today we were finally able to venture away from out hotel. Unfortunately it was raining, so it dampened our adventure a bit. We went to Serra Negra and walked around the shops for a few hours. We boarded the bus with several bags of coffee and some wet, exhausted bodies. We arrived back to our hotel just in time to grab a quick lunch and watch the full Brazilian national team play the all-stars. It looks like they will be a tough game when we play them on Thursday.
That is all the excitement for now. We are going to hit the books in preparation for upcoming finals. We'll get back to you in a couple days.
Hayley and Barnie