April 14, 2013
COLUMBIA, Md. - The University of Maryland women's soccer team improved to 5-0 this spring with a pair of shutout victories over William & Mary and Loyola Saturday afternoon at Howard High School, but the real winner was the tournament's sponsor, Headers For Hope.
""Although we played very well today both from an attacking and defending standpoint, Headers for Hope was the real focal point today," said Maryland head coach Jonathan Morgan. "Our team, along with the other participants, heard inspirational stories from two recent cancer survivors who have benefited from the courageous works of Headers For Hope and The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. It was really great for the Maryland women's soccer team to be a part of such a fantastic cause. I can't thank Louise Waxler, the founder of Headers For Hope, enough for allowing our team the opportunity to participate in such a tremendous event."
Maryland opened the day with a 2-0 victory over William & Mary and then closed out its two-game slate with a 5-0 win over Loyola. Each game was a 60-minute contest.
According to its website, "Headers For Hope was established in honor of every individual who has been diagnosed with cancer; every family member who has held the hand of their loved one being treated for cancer; and all friends acting as a support system to someone who has been told the news they have cancer. Unfortunately, cancer more often than not hits home, which means this foundation was established for you." For more information about Headers For Hope, please follow this link.
The Terps continue their spring season on the road when they head to Morgantown, W.Va., to take on the 2012 Big 12 champion West Virginia Mountaineers on April 20 at 1:30 p.m. at the Dick Deisk Soccer Stadium.