July 15, 2014
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Throughout the U.S. Collegiate National Team's competition at the Global Challenge in Pula, Croatia, senior setter/outside hitter Val Nichol will be providing updates and photos.
Below is her blog entry from Tuesday, July 15.
Hello from Croatia!
Approaching our fourth match, we are 6-3 in overall games. We play again tonight to get into the quarterfinals tomorrow. We are loving Croatia in and out of the gym as the team is really clicking as friends and teammates.
Our hotel has some really spotty WiFi, which seems like the end of the world to our generation but allows for more time to explore the town. We are only a block away from the "beach". When I think beach, I think sand. Here the beach is rocks! I can't say its the most comfortable thing to walk on, but you can't beat the view. We've also made a couple trips to the town center including for the opening ceremonies and to watch the World Cup Championship. We will continue to compete in the gym and take in the culture of Pula, Croatia!
Val Nichol #2