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Volleyball’s Annual Pink Game

Jordan Berube, Staff Writer

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As y’all might know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and every year the Ascension and STM volleyball teams play the Pink Game. This game is one of the biggest of the year, because so many families have been affect in the community and, sadly, players have lost family members from this terrible illness. This year, the Pink Game was played at Ascension. The freshman and JV team fought really hard, but they lost. The varsity had a great win, however, beating STM in 3 games.

With the recent passing of Mrs. Katherine Howard, the vibe of the game was very sad, yet it was very inspiring to play for someone who we were are all very close to. She has made a huge impact in the Lafayette volleyball community. With her daughter Meredith Howard playing on the varsity team for STM, it was very emotional to watch her play but it was a great to see her on the court playing for her mom. One of the Ascension moms made ribbons for the Ascension team to wear in memory of Mrs. Katherine, which were very appreciated. Senior Ashlee Sandridge summed it up perfectly, saying, “The pink game isn’t playing for yourself your playing for those who have been affected in anyway by cancer.”

Before the varsity game, the announcers asked for cancer survivors to stand up and the Ascension varsity team handed out roses to all the survivors. In the first set, Ascension beat against STM 25-21, and senior Lizzy Hall says, “The team came out with fire in their bellies.” The second set was also won by Ascension 25-20, and it was very close but we held in there. The third set was the hardest one of the three. STM was beating Ascension for a while, but Ascension pushed hard and won 25-20. At the end of the game, the teams and fans all gathered and prayed together and had a moment of silence for Mrs. Katherine. It was truly a lovely Pink Game this year.

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