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    Tour of Italy Photo Gallery #4 - Florence, Pisa and Game #2

    May 27, 2006

    The team takes a break at a familiar place on the way from Rome to Florence

    Lunch at a more traditional italian restaurant in Florence

    Lacey Simpson show off her "guns"

    The famous Duomo in Florence

    Danielle Gratton leads the group during its tour of Florence

    Everyone listens in to the tour guide

    The team

    The travel party

    Some of the girls goofing around

    Lacey and Crutch enjoy some gelati (ice cream...only better!)

    Assistant Coach Blaine Patterson shows off his size in front of the Smart Car, which is very common in Italy

    The view from the top of the Duomo...after 476 steps to get up there!

    Crutch and Steph Chelleen share a laugh

    Steph, Audrey Tabon and Erin McCarthy wait for the shuttle bus to Pisa

    The team with the leaning tower of Pisa in the background

    ...now everyone lean to the left

    The Illini holding up the tower

    Tori Arndt, Aurdrey Tabon, Coach Grentz and Lori Bjork in front of the tower

    Danielle Gratton takes a glipse at the top

    Blaine again being huge

    Associate Head Coach Marsha Frese holds up the tower

    Now it was assistant coach Stacie Terry's chance to support the tower

    ...and finally Chelsea Gordon takes here turn

    The team stretching before game #2 vs. Pontedera

    Chelsea Gordon warming up

    Lori Bjork getting ready for the game

    Coach Grentz with some last minute instructions

    Erin McCarthy battles traffic in the paint

    Meg Nyquist brings the ball up

    Danielle Gratton shoots a free throw with McCarthy looking on

    Bjork drives the lane for 2

    Coach Grentz giving her halftime speech

    Grentz rallies the troops at half

    Lacey Simpson about to snatch one of her six steals

    Illinois D's up at the Leonardo DaVinci Palestra

    Illinois is victorious once again!

    The two teams pose after the game

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