NSA Pink Game a success

Published 10:10 pm Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Lady Saints volleyball team had its annual Pink Game on Tuesday, which resulted in a 3-0 win over Norfolk Academy.

Nansemond-Suffolk Academy continues to be undefeated in Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools play. With the 3-0 victory over Norfolk Academy, the Lady Saints enjoyed a successful night for a good cause.

“The team was great. The girls did fine,” Lady Saints coach Robyn Ross said. “The girls knew they had to play well to win the game.”

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For the last seven years, before each Pink Game, one player cuts her ponytail off to donate to Locks for Love. Addy Greene cut her hair off Tuesday evening to support the cause. The first year, Ross cut her hair, and since then about 16 girls have cut their hair for the cause.

Ross does this event every year to show players there is more to life than just sports. It is about making a positive difference in the world, no matter what that looks like. The Lady Saints coach said it’s not about how many wins the team can get or how badly they can beat people but rather about teaching life lessons and how to go through tough times in life.

“We are supposed to be teaching kids that life is bigger than just athletics,” she said. “It is people out there that are really suffering through things, and the girls know we can make a difference. Even if it is just a ponytail, it is going to make a world of difference for somebody. These girls want to make a difference, and that is all that matters to me.”

Greene had nine kills, 11 digs and an ace. Kayla Hankins added seven kills and 11 digs and an ace as well.

NSA faced Walsingham Academy on the road Thursday.

NSA 3, Norfolk Academy 0

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