PISCATAWAY, N.J. (April 29, 2014) – The Rutgers women’s soccer team wrapped up the spring season on Friday, April 25 with a 3-0 win over in-state rival, Princeton, at Yurcak Field. The Scarlet Knights also raised awareness for the Be The Match organization throughout the contest, distributing information, t-shirts and wrist bands before closing the day with a team autograph session for fans.
“It was an enjoyable experience for the coaching staff and the team,” said head coach Glenn Crooks. “We all wore t-shirts honoring Mason during pre-game warm-ups and there was a good spirit surrounding the match.”
The Rutgers women’s soccer team’s association with Be The Match came following the diagnosis of rising sophomore Maggie Morash’s (Bernardsville, N.J.) seven-year-old cousin, Mason, with aplastic anemia. Mason was diagnosed with the disease in December, spurring Morash to spread awareness about the disease and encourage others to donate bone marrow to those in need.
The event was a success on and off the field, with the program celebrating a solid turnout for the cause. On the pitch, goals by rising juniors Amy Pietrangelo (Laval, Quebec, Canada), Cassie Inacio (Manalapan, N.J.) and Stephanie Scholz (South Hackensack , N.J.) led to the shutout win.
About Be The Match
For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. Over the past 25 years Be The Match®, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. The organization works every day to save lives through transplant.
Patients depend on Be The Match and our supporters to find a match to save their life. The organization exists to provide one-on-one support to patients and their families every step of the way along the transplant journey. Its never-ending passion and dedication to save lives through transplant drives Be The Match to help more patients survive.
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