Lady Saints win in annual Pink Game

Published 9:57 pm Friday, October 25, 2019

The Lady Saints volleyball team got a win Wednesday night in its Pink Game, a yearly game the Lady Saints play for a good cause.

The Lady Saints play The Pink Game on behalf of breast cancer awareness every year, and before the game, a couple of Lady Saints cut their ponytails off to be donated to make wigs for those who need them.

This year, Rylee Bono and Livian Matthews both decided to donate to the cause. It is something Coach Robyn Ross has done yearly to show that there are bigger things in life than sports.

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“It’s very important to me and to this program to look outside of ourselves and our sport and try to make a difference for good,” Ross said. “Nine years ago was our first Pink Game, and since then we have donated 21 ponytails. The girls on this current varsity team have donated seven ponytails. It is nights like this, where I get to watch the huge hearts of my girls shine through, that really remind me why I do what I do and remind me how lucky I am to be associated with such amazing kids.”

NSA got the 3-0 win over Hampton Roads Academy. Addy Greene and Mathews led the offense with 16 and 13 kills. Emily Dumaran had 10 points on serve, and Tracy Wang had 39 assists. The Lady Saints were more than happy to have been able to do something for a good cause.

“It’s really special to us, because we all know someone who’s been touched with cancer in some way,” Bono said. “So, it just felt like a good thing to do.”