When a team comes together in support of a good cause, the results can be inspiring. When two teams come together in support of the same cause, it becomes even more so.

The Fairfield University Women’s Soccer Team will be pairing up with the University of Bridgeport’s Women’s Soccer Team in support of Diana Silanova.

Silanova was a member of the Stags in 2003, as well as being a former member of of the Univeristy of Bridgeport’s squad.

In January 2009, Silanova was involved in a serious car accident, which left her with large medical expenses that she is still paying back.

To help Silanova with the cost of her medical expenses, the two teams will hold an exhibition game on Friday, April 20, at University of Bridgeport’s Knights Field at 7:00 p.m.

This will be the fourth time the two teams will meet in this spring exhibition/charity game.

Coach Jim O’Brien of the Stags, commented to the fairfieldstags.com about his and the team’s involvement in the charity.

“Each year that we participate in this event I am touched by the support of the Connecticut Soccer community for Diana,” he said. “I am proud to once again be involved and thankful for the efforts of the staff and student-athletes at both Fairfield and Bridgeport who make this such a success,” said Coach O’Brien.

While O’Brien does also say that “Diana continues to work against all odds to recover from her accident,” anything that can be done to help is greatly appreciated.

Tickets for the contest can be purchased at Knights Field on Friday night for $5. New this year, club teams who pay a flat rate of $200 can get unlimited tickets to the game.

Anybody looking for any additional information can look to fairfieldstags.com or they can contact Bridgeport head coach Magnus Nilerud at 203-576-4727 or by email at nilerud@bridgeport.edu.

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