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Riding the wave of a five-game winning streak, the Cornerstone women's soccer team (7-1) hosts Grace Bible on Friday evening at 7 p.m. for their annual "Night of Nets" event.
Golden Eagles Help Save Lives
The spread of malaria in Africa is one of the world's deadliest diseases. The Cornerstone University men's soccer, women's soccer, and volleyball teams are having a "Night of Nets" in order to raise awareness and resources to help wipe out this pandemic. The money and resources will go towards prevention of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa by purchasing bed nets.
This is the third annual "Night of Nets" that Cornerstone teams will be holding. The bed nets purchased as a result of past "Night of Nets" events were distributed in the spring of 2012. Senior women's soccer players Kelley Ritsema and Riley Steen were able to witness first-hand the effects of malaria and the need for the bed nets.
A look at Cornerstone
The Golden Eagles picked up its fifth straight win, Wednesday, defeating east-side opponent Rochester at the Ultimate Soccer Arena in Pontiac, Michigan. With the win, Cornerstone continued their unprecedented start to the season, improving to 7-1.
The Golden Eagles are led by a host of players who have contributed in the scoring category. Junior forward Maile Carigon leads the way for the Golden Eagles with four goals. While a handful of players follow behind with three goals include: Kelley Ritsema, Amanda Van Laar, Riley Steen, and Kerri Hoffman. Midfielders Steen and Hoffman both have dished out three assists on the season. Carigon, Hoffman, and Steen are all tied with team-high nine points.
In the defensive department, goalkeeper Kathy Butt holds a .138 goals-against average tallying 29 saves on the year (.725 save percentage). Meanwhile, defender Kate Wiegman was recently tabbed this season as Defensive Player of the Week in the WHAC for her stellar defensive play for the Golden Eagles.
Sneak Peak at Indiana Tech
Cornerstone will begin WHAC play next Wednesday when they head to Indiana Tech on October 3. Kickoff time is set for 7 p.m.
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