Dig Pink spikes for awareness

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By Maureen Dunn

Going up for a spike, Cali Thompson, senior, wears pink to show her support against the fight for breast cancer during the Dig Pink game against Green Valley high school n the gymnasium on Tuesday, Oct. 13.
Going up for a spike, Cali Thompson, senior, wears pink to show her support against the fight for breast cancer during the Dig Pink game against Green Valley high school n the gymnasium on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

The women’s varsity volleyball team went head-to-head against not only Green Valley, but also Breast Cancer Awareness in the Dig Pink game on Tuesday, Oct. 13, beating the Gators in all three sets.

The final scores were 25-10, 25-21, and 25-12.

The scores did not go towards the team’s title or year record. The Dig Pink match was dedicated to bring awareness to Breast Cancer. The gym was decked out in pink, along with the players who wore pink jerseys, pink balloons, flowers, signs, and baked goods.

“I feel really good about tonight’s win especially because it is the Dig Pink game,” Emily Bender, senior, said.

Throughout the matches, Nikki Jackson, senior, made 15 kills and 27 assists total, which helped Emily Bender, senior, earn 14 kills.

“We played hard and energetically. We always love to play Green Valley, and we love the Pink Match,” Mr. Johnson, women’s volleyball coach, said.

This game was not about who wins. The Gators and Cougars came together to support a cause that affects many.

The money earned from the tickets and concession stand will be donated to The Side-Out Foundation which is associated with the Dig Pink foundation, to help fight breast cancer.