The Grace Lady Tigers participated in a Night of Nets with Cornerstone University Friday night. The idea of the cross-town game was to raise money in order to provide malaria nets for individuals in Africa. The night proved to be a great success as the crowd was large and several thousand dollars were raised.
“Life is obviously bigger than soccer and the team was able to help raise money that could potentially save many lives,” commented Coach Heger. “Our girls set up a fundraiser, gave out of their own pockets, and student government also chipped in a nice chunk of change. The heart shown was certainly impressive.”
The game was also played with heart as the Tigers’ compact defense kept the Golden Eagles out of the back of the net for the first 60 minutes of play. Cornerstone finally broke through and in a twenty minute span netted four goals. The final was 0-4 in favor of the Golden Eagles.
“We always look at the play, not necessarily the result,” stated Coach Yon. “I believe we will be able to build off of this experience and the positive emotions from the match. It was a lot of fun watching the girls play with determination.”
The Lady Tigers will turn around quickly and play Mount Mary from Wisconsin in an afternoon match on Saturday.