Women's Soccer European Trip-Day Six
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Women's Soccer European Trip-Day Six

Contact: Shawn Sell

8/20/2004

Junior midfielder Jennifer Sibert
Junior midfielder Jennifer Sibert

As the UC Women's Soccer team's trip to Europe continues, junior midfielder Jennifer Sibert talks about her experiences during a day in Germany.

By junior Jennifer Sibert

Hey from Germany! Today we were in Cologne, Germany to start out the day, about a hour or so away from where we are staying. It's a very large city with lots of shopping, which we really appreciated during our free time. The main attraction was a beautiful cathedral that we explored on our own time. It is amazing how intricate the detailing is in something so old, but with 600 years I can imagine there would be plenty of time for that. After visiting the city for awhile, we headed down the Rhine River for an hour cruise. The river was unlike any I have seen in the US. There were trees and small towns all along it with castle-like houses which were implanted in large vineyards. Also, there were large hills just past the banks created a beautiful setting all the way along the river. It was sunny and nice the whole time creating a very relaxing environment. When the cruise finished we hopped back on the bus and headed to the Mayschoss Winery where we got a quick tour and a lesson on how the wine is made while, we also enjoyed dinner.

From here we went on to play the Germans. Hearing that they had never beaten an American team, it was a good challenge for us. The stadium was very nice, with a large field and stands. We have continued to improve as the trip goes on putting on a much better and more consistent performance tonight then the night before. We came out a lot stronger and more controlled. While we still had several goals scored against us, towards the second half we began working out the kinks and things started falling into place. There were several scoring opportunities presented to us which we just needed to finish. (Something for us to work on for the next week...). Overall the game was a great learning experience for us and a good opportunity to play at a higher level. Tomorrow it's off to the tournament and then we head home..wish us luck!

Jen Sibert