Lacrosse Starts European Trip in Prague
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The Davidson College lacrosse team used planes, trains and automobiles to travel to Europe on Monday, May 16, kicking off their week-long European tour, beginning in Prague, Czech Republic.
The Wildcats started their trips separate and staggered throughout the United States, with layovers spanning from Amsterdam, London and Frankfurt. Thanks to the help of a few motorized bikes and scooters, the first ‘Cats to arrive in Prague explored the entire capital city over four hours while the rest of their teammates filed into the Heart of Europe.
After a group dinner near the team’s hostel, the Wildcats were able to reunite after the semester’s end and traveled through the Prague Metro to a local field called TJ Sokol I. Smíchov – Letní cvicište Mrázovka. From there, the ‘Cats met up with the Czech Republic’s Women’s National Lacrosse Team and competed in a 60-minute friendly, helping the Czech team prepare for its upcoming bid at the 2022 World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship.
The ‘Cats spent day two scattered across the city of Prague. Some went on a bike tour, others explored the Prague Castle and some ate gelato for breakfast, lunch AND dinner before reuniting for an evening lacrosse clinic with the Czech National Team.
At the clinic, the two teams were able to intermingle and get to know one another. Although they may not speak the same spoken language, they shared a common language through the game of lacrosse. After about an hour of drills, and the Czech players trying to teach the Wildcats some new words, the two teams split up and played in a 6-on-6 mini tournament, similar to the format that the Czech players will use at the World Championships later this summer.
The Wildcats will spend one final day in Prague tomorrow, and end this leg of the trip with a medieval dinner and show before packing their bags and heading west to Lisbon, Portugal on Friday morning.
Stay tuned for more information and updates on the women’s lacrosse team’s travels throughout Europe from May 16-24.