Mill Valley News

Volleyball falls to De Soto during annual Dig Pink match

Despite losing to DeSoto two sets to one, the team honored a member of the local volleyball community who recently passed away from cancer

Sydney Parker, JAG managing and copy editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






 

 

 

 

The volleyball team competed in its annual Dig Pink volleyball match against De Soto at home on Thursday, Sept. 21.

Dig Pink is volleyball game in which Mill Valley and De Soto come together in order to raise awareness for breast cancer. Throughout the evening people were encouraged to bid on auctioned baskets and buy raffle tickets.

Junior Adelle Warford appreciated how both schools worked cohesively to make the event successful.

“Mill Valley made shirts and De Soto helped donate baskets to auction off ,” Warford said. “It was really cool that there was kind of this collaboration on both sides.”

The event drew in a larger crowd which helped senior Ava Taton and her teammates keep up the level of intensity in the game.

“We had a student section that was just great,” Taton said. “Energy was just flowing and that just made the atmosphere great.”

Unlike in past years, both teams dedicated the event to cancer victim Michael Crist who passed away on Sept. 14 after losing his third battle with cancer. Crist was a club volleyball coach for an organization called Dynasty and was also the father of a volleyball player from De Soto. Half of the money raised at the event was donated to the Crist family.

Warford, who had the opportunity to be coached by Crist for three years, wanted to honor her former coach through her performance on the court and sensed his presence during the match.

“It was really motivational because during the game I could just feel him watching and cheering us on on both sides of the court,” Warford said. “Not just De Soto, but Mill Valley too because he was close to both of us.”

The team won the first set 25-20, but ended up losing the next two sets with scores of 25-16 and 25-20.

Even though the team lost the match, Taton believed the team came together for a common cause and gave their best effort on the court.

“We bonded and we knew we were all in this together no matter what the outcome was,” Taton said. “We did great and played our hearts out for a good cause.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

Mill Valley News intends for this area to be used to foster healthy, thought-provoking discussion. Comments are expected to adhere to our standards and to be respectful and constructive. As such, we do not permit the use of profanity, foul language, personal attacks, or the use of language that might be interpreted as libelous. Comments are reviewed and must be approved by a moderator to ensure that they meet these standards. Mill Valley News does not allow anonymous comments, and Mill Valley News requires a valid email address. The email address will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Volleyball falls to De Soto during annual Dig Pink match

    GIRLS GOLF

    Senior Sarah Lawson receives Kenneth Smith award

  • Volleyball falls to De Soto during annual Dig Pink match

    FALL

    Jaguars lose to St. Thomas Aquinas in the sectional championship game

  • Volleyball falls to De Soto during annual Dig Pink match

    FALL

    Jaguars take down St. James Academy to clench the regional title

  • Volleyball falls to De Soto during annual Dig Pink match

    FALL

    Video: Coaches recognize athletes for fall season performance

  • Volleyball falls to De Soto during annual Dig Pink match

    CROSS COUNTRY

    After moving to the 6A class, girls win first state cross country title in school history

  • Volleyball falls to De Soto during annual Dig Pink match

    FALL

    Jaguars win first round of playoffs against Topeka West

  • Volleyball falls to De Soto during annual Dig Pink match

    BOYS SOCCER

    Boys soccer season ends with 3-1 loss to Shawnee Mission West

  • Volleyball falls to De Soto during annual Dig Pink match

    BOYS SOCCER

    Boys soccer defeats Shawnee Mission South 3-2

  • Volleyball falls to De Soto during annual Dig Pink match

    FALL

    Volleyball loses in sub-state tournament

  • Volleyball falls to De Soto during annual Dig Pink match

    CROSS COUNTRY

    Gallery: Girls and boys cross country win their first 6A regional meet

Navigate Right
JagWire Newspaper | JAG Yearbook | MVTV
Volleyball falls to De Soto during annual Dig Pink match