Jaguar volleyball team wins Dig Pink match against De Soto High School

Volleyball team raises money for breast cancer research

The Jaguar volleyball team hosted the Dig Pink volleyball tournament against the De Soto High School Wildcats on Thursday, Oct. 10 to raise money for breast cancer awareness and research for the Susan G. Komen foundation.

The Jaguars won the match 3-0.

For the past five years, Mill Valley and De Soto High School have alternated hosting the annual Dig Pink volleyball matches. The teams donated around $230 to the Komen foundation through admissions and t-shirt sales this year. Both teams also wore pink attire to show their support.

Senior outside hitter Molly Oshinski said that she feels this game is meaningful for women everywhere.

“[It is important] because we are all women, and breast cancer is a disease that can affect [all of] us,” Oshinski said.

The annual tradition was started by former head coach Kimberly Service.

Along with volleyball, the cheerleading, soccer and football teams are all participating in Dig Pink week during October.

The cheerleading squad replaced their normal poms, shoelaces and bows with pink ones at the football games.

Some soccer team members have been sporting pink laces and wristbands, and senior goalkeeper Nate Bross wears a pink jersey at games.

Sophomore Christian Howe said that Dig Pink is a fun way to support breast cancer awareness.

“It feels good knowing you’re supporting a cause through something you enjoy doing,” Howe said.

The football team will have its annual Pink Out game and last home game of the season against the Schlagle High School Stallions on Friday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.

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