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Friday, July 10, 2009

The U-19 training camp is in full swing.
12 athletes arrived in Colorado Springs on July 9, where they will train through July 17. They will then depart for Bangkok, Thailand, where the two-time defending gold-medalists will try to make it three straight golds at the U19 Worlds.
The old folks are moving into the Gold medal game (vs Russia) after a victory over Australia. Australia was up early and the back and forth the US "allowed" made Charli a little cranky.
"I think we came out, got a little run and then we let up," said USA and Arizona State University head coach Charli Turner Thorne. "As a coach I don't understand that. We always want everybody to go out and work hard every possession. You have to credit Australia. They're a tough, physical team. They play hard every possession. Our team can learn from that. We take possessions off and every time we took a possession off in the second half, they capitalized."