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ACSC celebrates Pride with a double header

By Aubrie Holcomb , 06/10/22, 1:15PM HST


On Saturday, June 11 both ACSC teams will play in a double header as part of the club’s annual Pride Night. First the women’s team will face off against Wake FC at 5:00 p.m. then immediately following, the men’s team will play East Atlanta FC with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. 

Prior to the games, a pre-match party and gathering will be held starting at 1:00 p.m. at Dirty Jack's. Starting at 4:00 p.m., your South Slope Blues will lead a march from Dirty Jack's up to Memorial Stadium complete with drums, flags and excitement. 

While the two teams compete, four local non-profits will come together with one goal of raising $10,000 to support organizations making a difference in the lives of LGBTQIA+ people. 

The first game of the night will see the women’s team compete against Wake FC in a rematch from the May 28 game. Last time the teams played the game ended in a 2-2 draw. Wake FC is ranked fifth in the South Atlantic Division. 

The women’s team returns to Memorial after an exciting 1-1 draw against the NC Courage. Although trailing for most of the game, the team made a comeback in stoppage time thanks to a goal by Kiley Dulaney.

“Since Saturday is Pride Night it just gives us another reason to go out and play better as a team. It’s going to be a great game,” head coach Jimena Rojas said.  

Next up, the men’s team will face East Atlanta FC for the first time this season. East Atlanta is 0-5-0 this season and ranked tenth in the South Central Division. 

Asheville’s men’s team is undefeated so far this season, holding a 5-0-1 record and being ranked first in the South Central Division. The Blues are in the hunt for playoffs as the top two teams in the division will get a bid. 

After an exciting week of home games, both teams will hit the road next week. The women’s team will play the NC Fusion on Tuesday, June 14 and Charlotte Independence on Saturday, June 18. The men’s team will play SSA Kings on Tuesday, June 14 and Tennessee FC on Friday, June 17. 

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