The women’s soccer team hosted a “pink game” Oct. 9 in honor of breast cancer awareness to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
Wilkes fell to Rowan University 1-0; however, they wore pink jerseys showing their support. Pink jerseys are being auctioned off on the Wilkes website and the Wilkes Women’s Soccer Facebook page to raise money for cancer research.
Former player and now graduate assistant Erin Donnelly was happy with how the team played, considering Rowan is nationally ranked in the top 25 this season.
“Although we fell short in the 1-0 loss, we controlled the majority of the play and moved the ball nicely throughout the game,” Donnelly said.
With a new formation for games, the women start off their conference play with two wins, junior and captain Alicia Roberts said she is satisfied with how the new formation is panning out.
“Moving into a 4-4-2 for our last couple games seemed monumental at first, but all the girls including myself have really bought into Coach’s system,” Roberts said. “We want it to work and we’ve worked hard to understand our new roles on the field so I feel like it has made a positive impact on us.”
Donnelly said she has gone through the ups and downs through the program and wants to use that to be supportive during winning and losing.
“I just try to be a support system and help them whatever they are dealing with-whether it relates to academics, soccer, or social issues,” Donnelly said.
The women are focused on accomplishing their biggest goal, winning the Freedom Conference, after they clutch a position in post season playoffs.
“You might hear us say ‘we want the ring’ because you get a ring for winning the conference and it’s a pretty big deal,” Roberts said. “We lost the last two years in the semi-finals of freedom conference play so we’re looking to go all the way this year.”