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Boston College women’s basketball team visits, plays in Italy

On Wednesday,, Aug. 19, the Boston College women’s basketball team visited Martina Mosetti’s hometown of Trieste, which is in Northern Italy along the Adriatic Sea. It was a happy family reunion as her sister Mariana and brother Luca as well as Marti’s grandfather and grandmother, along with her parents — Andreas and Silvia greeted the travel party at the bus stop.

After a warm greeting from the family the extended BC family walked the streets of Trieste with her dad Andreas sharing his knowledge of the beautiful city along the Adriatic Sea. After an hour tour, the group separated to grab a cafe and shop. Some girls came back with bags from clothing stores, others had chocolate, stopped for coffee and many purchased assortment of Trieste souvenirs.

Everyone reconvened at 2 p.m. to have lunch together with traditional food in Trieste at a small cafe.

The family passed out plates of food to the group with the first course of small sandwiches with prosciutto, ham and salami on focaccia followed by a pesto pasta salad with tomatoes and mini mozzarella. The final course was ham with bread and a mustard sauce. After a rest the team gathered around to sing Happy Birthday to Emilee Daley. The sophomore will probably always remember her 21st birthday in Trieste. The cake was an Italian marble along with another cake of nutmeg and nuts to celebrate.

As the team prepared to leave the small cafe the rain came. Everyone huddled together under umbrellas and walked through the rain soaked streets to the bus.

The BC team in Trieste

The BC team in Trieste (photo courtesy Boston College Women’s Basketball)

The trip was wonderful as the team was able to meet Marti’s family as well as her friends and experience the lifestyle of one of their teammates.

After a three hour bus ride, the group stopped for a pregame meal in Vicenza because the team now had to prepare for their game.

Game Action

The Boston College women’s basketball team cruised to a 90-45 victory over Basket Montecchio Maggiore at Polisportivo G. Cosaro in Montecchio, Italy on Wednesday night. After a long day touring in Martina Mosetti’s hometown of Trieste, the team rebounded with energy to earn its first victory in Italy.

Freshman Mariella Fasoula led the Eagles with 18 points and 10 rebounds, while game MVP Marti Mosetti pitched in with 15 points and five assists. Kailey Edwards added 11 points and three boards while Ashley Kelsick and Nicole Boudreau had four assists each.

Down 24-14 after one quarter, Kelly Hughes hit two three’s and Nicole Boudreau hit one as the Eagles slowly pulled away. The team scored 28 second quarter points to take a 52-19 lead at the half. BC outscored Basket Montechio Maggiore, 16-12 in the third quarter. Fasoula would score 10 of the Eagles 22 points in the fourth quarter to complete the double-double.

The Eagles started Kailey Edwards, Stephanie Jones, Mariella Fasoula, Martino Mosetti and Emilee Daley … Ella Awobajo was active all night and chipped in five rebounds and seven points … Katie Quandt had seven rebounds while Kelly Hughes finished with four steals … Freshman Sierra Bononi hit 3-of-4 from the floor for six points … Boston College will play the final game of the trip on Friday against Adriatic Sea Sirens in Acona, Italy … Fans can go to the Eagles Facebook page, Twitter/@bc_wbb and Instagram/@bcwbbhoops to see the teams day in Trieste, Italy.

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