Varsity Volleyball Wins Dig Pink Game

By Kristen Krobot, Reporter

  The varsity volleyball team defeated Northeastern on October 6, raising money and awareness for breast cancer research.

Specifically, Dig Pink donations support the Side-Out Foundation’s goal of educating the community about  research for stage 4 breast cancer. 

Throughout the week, various Dig Pink events raised almost $2,000.00, including: a car wash, district-wide staff dress down days, t-shirt sales and the Prince of Pink competition.

The Prince of Pink, sophomore Matthew Keuler, won by raising around $190.00. “I think it was a great turn out. We were good sports, had a positive attitude, and cheered our team for the win,” said Keuler.

Volleyball coach and middle school gym and health teacher Darla Pennewill was thrilled about the team’s achievement in the game.

The Dig Pink match was a success. A large energetic crowd of both parents and students attended. Many wore Pink,” said Pennewill.

The team beat Northeastern with impressive scores of 25 to 15, 26 to 24, and 25 to 13.

Sophomore Nicole Gianzanti, who plays for both junior varsity and varsity, was satisfied with the outcome of the event.

“I thought both, the JV and Varsity worked hard to win proudly for such a special cause of Breast Cancer,” said Gianzanti.

Senior Abby Deter had 9 digs and 5 kills for the game.

“I think that both teams played very well, and it was a competitive game. The student section was absolutely amazing, and they had so much energy. They made the game so much more fun to play and were a great show of support from our school,” said Deter.

The team had a 92% serving average, and they had a hitting average of .288. All around, coaches and players thought the team did extremely well.


Varsity volleyball getting excited for the match!
Varsity volleyball got excited for the match. Photo by: Kristen Krobot
Allie Grothey spiking the ball.
Sophomore Allie Grothey spiked the ball.
The Prince of Pink, Matthew Keuler, was announced during the game.
The Prince of Pink, sophomore Matthew Keuler, was announced during the game.
The game between Northeastern was intense to say the least!
The game between Northeastern was intense to say the least.