Oct. 5, 2013
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Sunday at 1 p.m., as Southern Miss Soccer takes on Marshall in Conference USA action, fans and athletes alike will participate in "Breast Cancer Awareness Day."
The Pink Ribbon fund will be on hand collecting donations and presenting important information about the fight against breast cancer. The first 250 fans will receive a free breast cancer awareness t-shirt.
Donations, while greatly appreciated, are not mandatory and there is no cost to attend the match.
"We're honored to be a part of this," Southern Miss coach Mohammed El-Zare said. "It affects us all, our family, friends and colleagues. Any time we can do anything to help raise money or awareness, we want to participate. It's a chance for us to grow as a team and as human beings."
Once the action starts, the Golden Eagles (6-4-3, 0-2-1 Conference USA) will seek to bounce back from a tough loss to Tulsa at home on Friday while the Herd (6-4-1, 1-2 Conference USA) will attempt to rebound from a 2-0 loss at Louisiana Tech the same day.
This will be the 10th all-time meeting between Southern Miss and Marshall, a series in which the Herd holds a 7-2 advantage. Last year, Marshall defeated the Golden Eagles 1-0.
The Herd has scored 13 goals on the year while allowing eight, an average of 1.18 goals scored and 0.73 goals against. Southern Miss has scored 38 goals and allowed 16, an average of 2.92 goals scored and 1.23 goals against.
Southern Miss continues to be lead in scoring by senior Danica Roberts, who has 12 goals and three assists on the year. Marshall's top scorer has been Myka DeMarco with four goals and two assists.
This is the second of a three-game conference home stand for the Golden Eagles. Southern Miss will play Rice next Saturday at noon.