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Men's Basketball: Belize Trip Blog - Part 6

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

***Members of the Titan men's basketball team share about their 2014 Belize trip in this exclusive blog.

"Today the Westminster Titans had a very relaxed day at Coco Beach. Two Titans rented a fishing charter for a half day, Jason Pilarski and me. We had a successful time out on the charter catching Grouper and Yellowfins. Jason had the "Catch of the Day" hauling in a "Trigger Fish." After the fishing, the USA Soccer team had a very intense match against Belgium. The score was tied, 0-0 at the end of regulation. The game then went into extra time and Belgium quickly jumped to a 2-0 lead. The USA then retaliated with a goal to make it 2-1. The final score of the game eventually ended at an upsetting 2-1 USA loss. The Titans met one of the coolest people ever while at Coco Beach, his name was Eduardo. He was the man and he was one of the most laid back people and before we left we all took pictures with him for the memories. The Titans also took pictures together at the front of the resort in order to retain these memories for a lifetime because it's not every day that people get the opportunity to travel outside of the country to play basketball. Coach Siroki gave us that opportunity and we are all grateful for that."

-Cameron Pozsgai, Sophomore Guard

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Men’s Basketball: Belize Trip Blog - Part 5

Monday, June 30, 2014

***Members of the Titan men's basketball team share about their 2014 Belize trip in this exclusive blog.

"Usually Mondays are not everyone's favorite day of the week.  This Monday in Coco Beach was definitely not like an average Monday.  We started the day off by having some fun in the pool. We jumped off the rock and slid down the slide. We tossed a football around and also played a team game of volleyball. After the morning fun in the swimming pool, we hopped on the boat to make our way to the Coral reef to do some snorkeling.  While snorkeling we saw fish, sting rays, and even sharks.  Call us crazy but some of the players even hugged the sharks.  After snorkeling we came back to the resort and relaxed until we played another basketball game.  Although the Titans took a loss, it was a hard fought game against the San Pedro Tiger Sharks.  Overall, it was a glorious day in Coco Beach."

-Jason Pilarski, Sophomore Guard

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Men’s Basketball: Belize Trip Blog - Part 4

Sunday, June 29, 2014

***Members of the Titan men's basketball team share about their 2014 Belize trip in this exclusive blog.

"To start the day, we had breakfast at the Princess Hotel. After breakfast, we had a two-minute ride to the local airport. We watched the Brazil-Chile World Cup game while waiting to board our plane. Our plane was very unique in that it only held fifteen passengers, the smallest plane any of us have ever been on. It was a fourteen-minute flight from Belize City to San Pedro, all over the Caribbean Sea. The water was very clear. Once we landed in San Pedro, we took an eight-minute water taxi to Coco Beach Resort. Upon arrival, we received a short tour of our resort. In our resort, we have multiple pools, a hot-tub, a water slide, and a jumping rock. We also have the beach just steps from our resort. We all instantly changed into our bathing suits to enjoy the beautiful weather by the pool. We spent the majority of the day swimming in the pool and enjoying the hot tub. After swimming, we walked up the beach to a restaurant called Captain Morgan's where we ate dinner (mostly chicken fingers and pizza). The rest of the night, we hung out as a team and bonded over Super Smash Brothers."

-Charlie Wallander, Junior Forward

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Men’s Basketball: Belize Trip Blog - Part 3

Saturday, June 28, 2014

***Members of the Titan men's basketball team share about their 2014 Belize trip in this exclusive blog.

"We started off our day by waking up at 5 a.m. to catch a 6 a.m. bus. We knew our first stop at the Mayan Ruins was going to be a few-hour drive so we stopped at a small gas station before we hit the road. Little did any of us know that we wouldn't be back from our adventures until late that day so no one really thought to grab any snacks other than some bagged water. We visited the Ruins and learned about their customs, religion, and architectural wonders. After, we drove for about an hour to a zip-lining course where the zip lines ranged from 50-1000 feet in distance. We left the course and proceeded to our next destination approximately five minutes away. There, we were given helmets and a water tube to venture through various caves. After traveling through dark, mysterious caves for two and half hours (with only a small head light placed on our helmets to guild the way), we were all ready for some quality Belizean cuisine. We stopped at a restaurant called Cheers on our way back to the hotel. After not eating for over 12 hours, the whole group was excited to finally get some food in our system and head back to the hotel to start our night. At the hotel, we all went our separate ways."

-John Arcuri, Sophomore Guard

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Men’s Basketball: Belize Trip Blog - Part 2

Friday, June 27, 2014

***Members of the Titan men's basketball team share about their 2014 Belize trip in this exclusive blog.

"The second day of the team trip to Belize started off very similar to the first, sitting in an airport. In our "lay over" in Houston we sat and enjoyed the USA vs. Germany soccer game. After the game, we boarded our flight and embarked on our journey to Belize. As soon as we got there, it felt like we were celebrities because Coach Siroki knew everyone we passed, at least it seemed that way. After what felt like years, we finally made it to the gym. The court we played on was actually an outdoor stadium. The final score of the game was 62-49. Charlie Wallander and I led the way in scoring with 17 and 13, respectively. I also added five blocks. Paul Carswell added 10 points and six rebounds and Johnny Arcuri scored nine points and six steals. Garrett Ashbaugh led the Titans in the assist category with eight and added five points. Cam Pozgai drained two threes in the game and Coty Gander added a bucket and grabbed 11 rebounds. The highlights of the game were two dunks thrown down by myself and Paul. Carswell's came at the end of an ally-opp pass from Garrett. After the game, we all went back to the hotel and rested up for a long day and another game."

-Matt Getsy, Sophomore Forward

See Part 1 here.

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