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A Journal of the FSU Women's Soccer Team in Frostburg, Maryland, USA

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This is a journal of what's happening in the FSU Women's Soccer program at Frostburg State. Thanks for checking in and for your interest in FSU Women's Soccer!

Jan 23, 2011

Memories of Costa Rica

An important part of our team trip to Costa Rica was our visit to a Children's Center in the Capital of San Jose.  We presented some books and gifts to the children and then spent time with the preschoolers in the school courtyard. It was a moving experience for many of our players and parents.

Jan 18, 2011

This Way to the Beach!


We began our 3-day stay at Flamingo Beach on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica today.  80 degrees and simply beautiful.  This resort is fantastic!  The rooms, food, and location are all outstanding.  Some photos of today's sunset and the larger panoramic photo above are on the slideshow linked on the right of this page. As they say in Costa Rica "Pura Vida" !

A Great Game in the Mountains of Costa Rica!

FSU and the San Carlos Team after our game on Jan. 17th
A great game at the Tilajari Resort field saw FSU score 5 times on the way to a convincing victory on tour in Costa Rica.  Adria Graham put in a 1st-half goal before Amanda Wharton scored a hat-trick with 3 in a row over a 10 minute span in the 2nd half.  Erin Ford headed home a Liz Seligman corner to finish the scoring.  The San Carlos players, coaches, and parents were all wonderful hosts sharing gifts and local fruit after the game.  Perhaps the zip-line tour in the shadow of an active Volcano and visit to the Baldi Hot Springs resort provided the Frostburg players some inspiration!
Arenal Zip Line "Sky Trek"
Baldi Hot Springs

Jan 15, 2011

The Capital City of San Jose

Fun on a night out for dinner in San Jose, Costa Rica
We've had a terrific start to our trip to Central America.  The Arenal team gave us quite a lesson in Costa Rican soccer in our first game of the tour.  Their speed of play and skill forced us to really chase the game before finally getting into some rhythm ourselves as the game progressed.  We were much more prepared for our 2nd game against UCEM and had the ball much more and created great chances throughout the game.  Taylor Jenkins headed home a great goal while Kierstin Stevenson hit the post and Amanda Wharton forced the UCEM keeper to make several terrific saves.  We head to the San Carlos region of Costa Rica tomorrow near the active Arenal volcano!

Jan 14, 2011

We've Arrived in Costa Rica!

After our workout in Frederick on the way to National Airport, we had a change in our travel plans and spent the evening in Charlotte before continuing on to San Jose today.  The flights were great and on-time as we touched down to 75 degree temperatures!  Our hotel in the Capital is a 4-Star Barcelo property and it is fantastic.  We worked out at a nearby field before having a great dinner and were then treated to a fun presentation of traditional Costa Rican dance.  Our first game is tomorrow after a good nights sleep...

Jan 10, 2011

We're going to Costa Rica!

Our team trip to Costa Rica begins on Wednesday.  We'll create an image gallery on this site as soon as we can upload photos from the trip. Our trip information is available here:
Costa Rica Trip Info Page