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Viking women soak in opening victory in Brazil

Well we’ve finished up our first day here in Rio with a 62-44 Augustana win!

We played a Brazilian team from the Club Municipal in Rio and played in a stadium full of both students and other Brazilian fans.  We got a chance to talk to several groups of students and understand a little bit more of their culture.

chaney tambling
Senior Chaney Tambling

They were very excited to learn about our school and country and we even met a player who is going to the University of Michigan next year to play!  The game was fun because we played on a floor that was a different size than we are used to, and we enjoyed being able to play the game we love in a different country.

For tonight we are done and will be getting some rest to gear up for a great day tomorrow where we will get to go see the Christ the Redeemer statue and eat dinner in a restaurant located in our hotel.  The trip has barely begun and we are already having a blast!

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