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Women's Soccer Holds Cancer Awareness Game Sunday

Courtesy: WMU
Release: 09/27/2012
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KALAMAZOO -- The Western Michigan women's soccer team hosts Mid-American Conference rivals Central Michigan on Friday and Bowling Green on Sunday, with a special Cancer Awareness game on Sunday.

The team has teamed up with the American Cancer Society and Colleges for Cancer to bring awareness and raise funds for cancer research. Fans can participate in several different ways to help the cause. The American Cancer Society and Colleges for Cancer will be on hand with information on ways to donate and support research. Fans are encouraged to help the Broncos fight cancer by making a pledge for each Bronco goal scored in the month of October with pledge cards available at the game. A PDF of the form is attached to this article.

WMU will also be auctioning off their game-worn jerseys at a silent auction which will be set up near the main entrance of the field. All fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game. Fans can stop by the marketing table and show their pink to be entered to win some great prizes during halftime.

Friday's game against CMU is set for a 4 p.m. start. The Chippewas (6-3-1, 2-0-0 MAC) are coming off a pair of home wins over Kent State and Ohio to open up MAC play. All three of Central Michigan's losses of come on the road this season. The Chippewas have benefited from a balanced attack four different players netting two goals on the season. Jennifer Gassman and Laura Twidle are tied for the team lead in points with two goals and one assist each for five points.

Sunday's game is set for 1 p.m. against the struggling Falcons. Bowling Green enters this weekend with a 1-8-1 record (0-1-1, MAC) and a game at Eastern Michigan on Friday afternoon. The Falcons opened MAC play losing to Ohio at home and then tying Kent State, 0-0.