Volleyball team celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month with pink jerseys and a win

By Kevin Hotary - Staff Writer
East Haddam - posted Tue., Oct. 18, 2011
Nathan Hale-Ray Players wait for a serve at the Oct. 14 match against Old Lyme High School. Photos by Kevin Hotary.
Nathan Hale-Ray Players wait for a serve at the Oct. 14 match against Old Lyme High School. Photos by Kevin Hotary.

Oct 14 was Dig Pink night at Nathan Hale-Ray High School, as the members of the girls’ volleyball team did their part to help in the fight against breast cancer, a disease which, according to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org), will afflict more than 230,000 women in 2011.  For their game against Old Lyme High School, the team ditched their traditional blue and white jerseys for pink jerseys.  Coaches and many fans dressed in pink as well, and pink t-shirts and baked goods were sold at the game.  A raffle was also held, all to raise money for donation to the Connecticut Breast Cancer Research Fund.  

The change of jerseys didn’t hurt the Noises' performance, as they defeated Old Lyme 25–16, 25–15, 25–18, to run their record to 8–5 for the season. The season concludes Friday, Oct. 28, with a home match against East Hampton High School.  The Noises also have home matches Oct. 19 versus Valley Regional and Oct. 21 against Morgan School.  The team’s final away match will be Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Hyde Leadership School in Hamden.


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