The road to (hopefully) gold is paved with……….

After the U18s win Friday, I’d loosely posted that the USA beat up on Puerto Rico. I guess that was indeed the case, looking at the pictures with this ESPN story: an opponent picking herself up off the floor and USA post Reshanda Gray pushing past players to get a rebound.

Well, all that domination resulted in a momentary lapse yesterday, when the USA team lost focus while blowing out Chile. Coach Jen Rizzotti benched the starting five and reminded the entire team that just because they were ahead didn’t mean they should start playing sloppily or lethargically.

Interesting from that story, as well: the Chileans treated our squad like celebrities.

Good tidbit from this story: Alexis Jones wasn’t on the orginal list of invitees to camp.