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MSC Women’s Soccer Match to Benefit Multiple Sclerosis Society

9/20/2017

Murray State College Women’s Soccer will host a match to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at the MSC Soccer Field in Tishomingo.

“I’m very impressed with the commitment of women’s soccer to give back.  They function as a family and work toward making things better for the whole.  They work together so well, both on and off the field,” MSC President Joy McDaniel said.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the central nervous system that effects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. Communication problems between the brain and body can cause nerves to deteriorate or become permanently damaged. MS hits home with the Aggie soccer team because sophomore goalkeeper Julia Villalobos’ mother Nikki was diagnosed with the disease 10 years ago.

"We chose the National MS Society because we want to play for a cause that is close to our hearts and sparks our team on a personal level,” Coach Cortney Wiesler said.

When asked what this game means to her, Julia said, “This game means hope. This game means we are one step closer to a cure. A lot of people are unfamiliar with MS, but our team has lots of friends, family and acquaintances who struggle with it daily. We hope our match brings more awareness to this disease.”

A GoFundMe account for the match has been created and regular donations are always appreciated. The team will also be auctioning off their jerseys after the game, with all proceeds going to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

For more information, contact MSC Women’s Soccer Coach Cortney Wiesler, cwiesler@mscok.edu, 580-387-7588.

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