St. Peter, Minn. - The Gustavus women’s soccer team is set to host the College of Saint Benedict on Saturday, Sept. 28th in a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) match that will kick off at 1:00 p.m. Saturday marks the second annual “Kicking For A Cause” match, which will benefit YUWA, a nationally-based non-profit organization reaching out to girls in rural India, specifically Jharkland. Through team sports, Yuwa provides a platform for young women to gain confidence and make a change in their world.
The Gusties will look to build off of a 1-0 win over Crown College on Wednesday, Sept. 25th. Gustavus outshot the Storm 34-1 on the way to its fourth win of the season. Meanwhile, No. 21 Saint Benedict has yet to lose in the 2013 season. After tying 2-2 in the season opener against UW-Whitewater, the Blazers have rattled off five straight wins, the latest of which was a 1-0 win over St. Olaf. For the season, Gustavus posts a record of 4-3-0 (0-2-0 MIAC), while Saint Benedict has a record of 6-0-1 (2-0-0 MIAC).
Giving Back… Saturday’s match will also serve as a fundraiser for YUWA. Fans are invited to give voluntary “admission” gifts as well as any other donations throughout the day. There will also be a raffle for a signed Gustavus women’s soccer practice jersey. As a part of the YUWA fundraiser, the St. Peter girl’s 12-and-under soccer team will be honorary ball girls for the match. At halftime, the young Saints will play an inter-squad scrimmage to showcase their talents. Following the game, there will be a post-match gathering at Lone Star BBQ and Grill on third street with a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit YUWA.
For more information about YUWA, please visit http://www.yuwa-india.org/.
Cartony In Top 10… After scoring the lone goal in Wednesday’s 1-0 win over Crown, senior midfielder Amanda Cartony moved into the top 10 on the all-time career goals scored list at Gustavus. Cartony notched her 23rd career goal, and moves into a tie for 10th place on the list with Barb Jaeger ’88 and Ashley Anderson ’11. Amanda now sits just one point outside of the top 10 in career points scored with 55.
Live Action… Fans can follow all of the action on Saturday by keeping up with the live stats provided through the Gustavus Athletics website. The live stats link can be found below:
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