The Goshen College women’s soccer team was at home taking on Indiana Tech on September 21st. But this match had much more meaning to the team. For that night, the team hosted their second annual Go 4 The Goal soccer match to raise awareness for pediatric cancer. Benjamin Cotton had the chance to talk to Kayla Shaw, junior forward for the team, and Juliana Chupp, assistant coach and former player for Goshen, about their thoughts on the night. Shaw talks more about why it’s raising awareness for pediatric cancer is important and how her and many others on the team have had cancer. She goes on to mention how giving back to the community and those who are struggling is important and that the entire team feels good about raising awareness. Chupp remembers her time with the Maple Leafs and is very happy about the crowds that are showing support to both the awareness that is being raised and the team as a whole. She mentions that she wants the community to know that the team wants to help others and let those affected understand that they are not alone. Not only did the team raise awareness for the event, but they also earned the overtime victory, winning 2-1. There was also a crossbar challenge to raise money for the cause, along with free root beer. Shaw says that, “It feels great to win on a big night like this when there’s a big crowd.” The team is currently 6-3 on the regular season and will also be hosting a match for breast cancer awareness and for the Goshen Youth Soccer Organization, GYSO. The team will be back at home on October 2nd, to take on the Taylor University Trojans. For more information about the women’s soccer team, visit online at goleafs.net.
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