OMAHA, Neb. - The Creighton soccer teams and local high school squads recently participated in the ninth annual Kicks for a Cure event that generated over $310,000 for cancer research.
The 2014 Kicks for a Cure event held on April 12 benefitted Liz’s Legacy, a fund started by the Karnes family in memory of the late Dr. Liz Karnes. Funds will be directed toward research projects at both the Creighton Hereditary Cancer Center and the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center. Kicks for a Cure has now raised over $1.7 million for cancer research including 2014. For more information, click www.kicksforacure.org.
The two-day event consisted of a youth clinic conducted by the men’s and women’s soccer teams, a banquet, a silent auction at the downtown Doubletree Hotel and a full day of high school and college soccer played at Morrison Stadium.
To conclude the annual event, the Creighton women’s soccer team defeated Drake 5-1. Later the Creighton men’s soccer squad dealt BIG EAST rival Marquette a 1-0 defeat on a second-half header from sophomore defender Brendan Hines-Ike and a shutout by goalkeeper Alex Bolowich.
Hines-Ike and Marquette’s Axel Sjoberg were recognized after the men’s match as MVP’s for their respective teams and were honored in a short presentation from the Karnes Family.
With a spring record of 2-1-1, the Creighton men’s soccer team concludes its 2014 exhibition season at Tulsa on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. CT.
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