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Bowling Green Soccer Player Dies

November 5, 2002

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BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) _ A female freshman soccer player at Bowling Green died at the hospital after collapsing five minutes into a game Tuesday, a nursing supervisor said.

Leslie Dawley was away from the action when she fell during a Mid-American Conference tournament game against Buffalo. Trainers rushed onto the field and tried to revive the 18-year-old player.

Teammates covered her with jackets before she was taken by ambulance to Wood County Hospital, where she died, nursing supervisor Mary Davis said. Bowling Green players were hugging and crying while Dawley lay on the field.

Davis said she did not know what caused Dawley’s death. She said an autopsy would be done in the next few days.

Bowling Green sports information director J.D. Campbell could not confirm Dawley’s death. He said the university could not release any information until notifying ``the appropriate people.″

Dawley, a 5-foot-4 midfielder from the Columbus suburb of Westerville, had six assists in 18 games this season.

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