Usually for Latin Academy girls' soccer team, an 8-0 win over West Roxbury would be a huge victory. But Friday's game was especially big for the 4-11 Dragons.
The team dropped their usual black and gold colors, opting to sport pink shoe laces, pink socks and pink wristbands in support of the American Cancer Society.
Latin Academy coach Nick Kamberidis received an email from the society asking for his team to participate in a fundraiser. He immediately agreed.
“Most of the teammates and myself have known someone that has survived cancer or is going through it,” Kamberidis said. “Once I saw [the email], I knew I would love to do it.”
The girls made posters and had their highest turnout for Latin Academy students in the season. The Dragons raised more than $400 for the cause, charging $4 per person and $3 for fans who wore pink.
“Our games usually have three moms, but tonight we had over 50 people,” Kamberidis said.
They also sold waters and snacks that the parents of the players donated.
Kamberidis expressed that the fundraiser brought the team together.
"They loved it,” he said. “[It was] the happiest I’ve ever seen them before or during a game.”
Latin Academy senior forward Georgina Dominique had two goals, and junior forward Virginia McCaughey chipped in two as well in the win.
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