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The Blue & Gray Press | October 21, 2017

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Club Sport Spotlight: club field hockey competes in fundraising tournaments

Club Sport Spotlight: club field hockey competes in fundraising tournaments

By CJ CUMMINGS

This past weekend, on Saturday, Oct 17, the women’s club field hockey team played in the third annual Play4TheCure tournament. This tournament was put on by the University of Mary Washington team in order to raise money for the National Foundation for Cancer Research.

With a great turn out, the team was able to raise $490 through their bake sale and silent auction, which was held during the games at the campus recreational fields. UMW’s field hockey team will be taking donations up until the end of October, as they are attempting to raise up to $1,000.

During the tournament the Eagles played a doubleheader, which was their first game this season, against American University, winning with a very close score of 2-1. Goals were scored by captains Jenna Williams, senior, and Chesley De Leon, junior.

The next game in the tournament was against Navy, which did not go as great as their opening game of the tournament against American University. The Eagles lost by a score of 3-0. “The team played hard, worked well together and had lots of fun,” said De Leon about the outcome of the second game.

The women’s club field hockey team will be back in action as they will be playing in the Hocktoberfest, hosted by the University of Maryland. This will be the last tournament for the club field hockey team for the fall season and it will take place during the weekend of Halloween.

“The team is made up of wonderful individuals who have created a bond through the sport that we all love,” said De Leon.