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Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Buckeyes begin road to College Cup


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I woke up this morning with the trip to the College Cup still feeling a bit surreal. I knew that it would take arriving in North Carolina for it to really hit me. Our entire team met this morning at Biggs Athletics Training Facility to pack up our uniforms and get on the road. We were all extremely surprised to find a group of people cheering for us, and sending us on our way as we began our journey to Cary.

The bus took us to a different airport than we usually go to, and we boarded our plane for a short trip to Raleigh. We were all so excited to have chartered a plane because our entire team was able to stick together, as well as having a little extra leg room to get comfortable on the flight. The energy of our team is extremely positive; however, I think most of us just wish that it was Friday already! Currently, we are on our way to training, and then hopefully the coaches will organize a delicious carb-filled meal for us afterward.

Tonight we will watch a little bit of film, and then most of the girls have some homework to do. My plan is to get it all done ahead of time because I'll be more and more wound up as it gets closer to Friday. I am looking forward to our match against Notre Dame, and speaking for the rest of the team, I think we all feel well-prepared. Now it's time to go kick a few soccer balls. We'll keep you updated along the way!