May 26, 2008
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- The University of New Mexico volleyball team was scheduled to leave today for a 12-day trip to Beijing and Shanghai, China, but the travel agency, TranSports Athletic Team Tours, planning the trip declared bankruptcy on May 21. Since then, head coach Jeff Nelson has been working hard to piece together another international trip during the same time frame. So instead, the Lobos are headed to Argentina from May 27-June 7.
The Lobos will visit Buenos Aires, Rosario, and Cordoba, while playing six matches in 10 days. The last two matches of the trip will be against the Argentina Junior National Team and Chile Junior National Team.
Members of the team will provide daily stories and photos throughout the trip on GoLobos.com. The trip will also be filmed for a possible highlight show on The Mtn.
UNM Lobo Volleyball - Argentina 2008
Tuesday, May 27 - Travel Day - Albuquerque to Atlanta to Buenos Aires
Wednesday, May 28 - Arrive in Buenos Aires; Sightseeing and training
Thursday, May 29 - Match vs. TBA; Sightseeing - Recoleta / La Boca
Friday, May 30 - Match vs. La Plata; Sightseeing - Palermo Soho / La Plata
Saturday, May 31 - Travel to Rosario; Sightseeing and training
Sunday, June 1 - Match vs. TBA; Sightseeing - Rosario; Travel to Cordoba
Monday, June 2 - Sightseeing and training - Cordoba
Tuesday, June 3 - Match vs. TBA; Sightseeing - Cordoba; Travel to Buenos Aires
Wednesday, June 4 - Match vs. Argentina Junior National Team; Sightseeing
Thursday, June 5 - Match vs. Chile Junior National Team; Sightseeing
Friday, June 6 - Fun match in the afternoon; Leave for Albuquerque in p.m.
Saturday, June 7 - Arrive in Albuquerque