On Oct. 22, the Minarets Mustang volleyball team (18-3, 2-0) will host its cancer fundraising 'Dig Pink' volleyball match against Parlier High School.
Both teams will be decked out in pink for the game and all of the money raised will be donated to breast cancer treatment and research through the Side-Out Foundation. There will be activities between games with chances to win prizes including the boy and girl wearing the most pink.
During the game, the Mustangs will be honoring breast cancer survivors and loved ones lost. Game time is 5:30 p.m.
Team continues winning ways
The team, coached by Karra Zamora, opened West Sequoia League play last week by defeating the Fowler Red Cats 25-21, 25-18, 25-17. Although the Mustangs won the divisional title last year, it was the Red Cats that kept them from a league championship.
Sami Grant had 20 digs, four ace serves, and one blocked shot in the match. Sophomore Carlee Boomer had 21 digs, while another of the Grant threesome, Hallie, contributed 13 kill shots. Setter Taylor Meyer had 32 assist in the match.
"We were happy to beat them and start off league on a victorious note," Zamora said.
The Mustangs got its second league victory beating the Riverdale Cowboys 25-17, 25-9, 25-23. Boomer had seven kills and three aces. Joelle Hogg added three aces and three blocks, and Meyer added another 19 assists, giving her 177 to date. Patricia Thomasian had 15 digs.
"Riverdale served extremely well and had me worried early on," Zamora said. "Luckily, the girls continue to demonstrate their mental toughness and we ended up dominating game two and winning a hard fought, close game three."
On Oct. 12 and 13, the Mustangs went 5-1 in the Hoover High Annual Invitation Tournament with wins over Fresno High, Hoover JV, Hanford West, Mariposa, and Yosemite. Their lone loss came against Mt. Whitney High, (25-17), (25-9).