October 17, 2011

Lyons, Beavers 'Play 4 the Cure' Tuesday night

NORTON, Mass. – The Wheaton College field hockey team will participate in the Susan G. Komen 'Play 4 the Cure' campaign when they travel to Babson on Tuesday, October 18 for a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest at 6 p.m.

The campaign draws awareness to breast cancer and raises funds for breast cancer education. Members of each team will wear reminder bands with the campaign slogan 'Play 4 the Cure' inscribed on them, and a pink ball will be used during game action. Donations to help fund breast cancer awareness and research will be collected throughout the contest and donated on behalf of both programs. The Beavers will wear pink t-shirts and socks during the game.

"Wheaton is proud to be a part of an excellent event," said Wheaton head coach Rebecca Begley. "I was thrilled when Julie Ryan, head field hockey coach at Babson, contacted me about working together and co-sponsoring the event at Babson this year. It's a great idea to combine our efforts to bring awareness to breast cancer."

The Lyons enter the match with a 7-7 mark overall and a 2-3 mark in the NEWMAC. This past weekend, they defeated conference rival Springfield 5-4 before suffering a 6-1 loss to No. 5 Skidmore in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The Beavers, meanwhile, are 7-9 overall (3-2 NEWMAC) and have dropped four-straight matches – two of which came against nationally ranked Amherst (No. 8) and Middlebury (No. 10).

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