Last Tuesday, Pres had a rough day of volleyball. All three freshman, JV and varsity teams lost their games to St. Ignatius. We were outplayed by a very strong team.
However, the team’s losses did not ruin their spirits or distract from the importance of the cause they were playing for. All of the money raised went directly to the Side Out Foundation, which contributes to breast cancer research.
Freshmen lost both sets, but got 11 total kills. JV had the closest game with their second set comeback win and very close third set. They had an impressive 27 kills. Varsity lost three sets and had 20 total kills.
The kill count is important because many members of the team got pledges from people who would pay them a certain amount of money per kill. The more kills, the more money raised.
JV player Sakura Regan, junior, said, “We lacked energy in the first set, but during the second set the bench was amazing and we were able to win that one.”
The Pres student cheering section worked hard to keep the players’ spirits up. Panther Pride and Principal Mary Miller led the cheers. Sophomore Briana Koepf said, “This was my first time coming to Kill for the Cure, and it was so much fun to come support my friends!”
“As women, all of us are deeply involved in this,” said Miller, sporting her pink for breast cancer awareness. “We all know either moms or sisters or friends who have been breast cancer victims… it’s a great gesture as an all female team to show they care in a real way.”