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Concordia senior soccer player Libby Fransdal wears a Livestrong bracelet and a thumb ring that reads “always in your heart” as tributes to her mother, who died in 2011 from cancer. Dave Wallis / The Forum

Cobbers senior soccer player Libby Fransdal often remembers her mother prior to games

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Libby Fransdal sat near the Concordia soccer field last week, and then paused briefly to glance at her surroundings.

“I think she would have loved it here,” said Fransdal, a senior defender for the Cobbers women’s soccer team.

Fransdal was referring to her mother, Melinda, who died from cancer in 2011 when Libby was a senior in high school.

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Eric Peterson
Peterson covers small college athletics for The Forum, including Concordia College and Minnesota State Moorhead. He also covers the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks independent baseball team and helps out with North Dakota State football coverage. Peterson has been working at the newspaper since 1996.

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