Taking a shot at soccer

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Taking a shot at soccer

In Mongolia’s male-dominated sports culture, an American woman makes her mark
Hazel Schaeffer, a New Yorker who recently moved to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, was determined to play soccer in Mongolia, even if it meant being the only woman in the game.
The Mongolian sporting scene is dominated by the three “manly” sports of wrestling, archery and horseback riding. Three men practice target shooting in Erdenet.
A young man takes a shot inside the Ulaanbaatar University’s gymnasium. Because of the cold climate, Mongolian soccer games are usually played indoors.

Taking a shot at soccer

Hazel Schaeffer, a New Yorker who recently moved to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, was determined to play soccer in Mongolia, even if it meant being the only woman in the game.
The Mongolian sporting scene is dominated by the three “manly” sports of wrestling, archery and horseback riding. Three men practice target shooting in Erdenet.
A young man takes a shot inside the Ulaanbaatar University’s gymnasium. Because of the cold climate, Mongolian soccer games are usually played indoors.
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