April 3, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State women’s soccer team looks to improve to 4-0 this spring as they face intra-state rival Florida this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Viera Regional Park in Melbourne, Fla. The match is one of five taking place on Saturday as part of the Second Annual Ovarian Cancer Awareness Matches.
The Seminoles have been impressive through the first three matches this spring, outscoring opponents 13-3. While Tiffany McCarty leads the team in goals scored with three, and Amanda DaCosta has a team-leading two assists, every player is contributing to the team’s success during the spring. Eight players have combined to score 13 goals, six players earned a combined seven assists and 10 players earned a combined 39 shots. Goalkeepers Kimmy Diaz and Erin McNulty are splitting time in the box, earning a combined 17 saves, while allowing only three goals this season.
Saturday’s match, hosted by the Space Coast United Soccer Club and Brevard County Parks and Recreation, is to raise awareness for Ovarian Cancer. Along with FSU and Florida, five other schools will participant in matches during the day long event including UCF, USF, FIU, Florida Tech and Rollins College. Last year’s inaugural event featured a single match between UCF and FSU attended by over 1,500 fans in an effort to bring awareness to Ovarian Cancer.
As in the past, there is no cost to attend the matches. The Ovarian Cancer Alliance of the Space Coast will “pass the hat” for those that can make a contribution to this worthy cause which is to bring awareness to Ovarian Cancer. All attendees are being asked to wear their school or club team colors!