Friday, 30 November 2012 00:00
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, the Division Avenue High School Volleyball Program held a “Dig Pink Breast Cancer Fundraiser.” The girls set their sights high with a goal to raise $1,000. With hard work and dedication, the girls reached their goal.
Prior to the games, the Lady Dragons volleyball teams sold baked goods and Hope wristbands. Due to their desire to find a cure for this disease, the girls were motivated to reach their goal and get everyone they knew involved.
The program was successful in reaching their goal, as well as winning their games. The junior varsity team started off the day by winning in a four-set match over Valley Stream South. The girls played great. With the crowd behind them, they dug deep and pulled out a win.
After the junior varsity players set the stage, every member of the home and visiting team was announced, as well as having a moment of silence and dedication for those who have lost the battle, for those who are fighting and for those who have triumphed.
Following the dedication, one of the members of the varsity team, Patricia Mollo, sang the national anthem. The girls were excited to play in front of a large crowd and to have all of those who supported them watching.
The Lady Dragons resulted in success and they swept the Lady Falcons of Valley Stream South in a 3-0 victory, which increased Divisions record of 7-1.
Julie Weilder scored nine kills and served three aces to assist the Lady Dragons to victory. Brianna Demilla and Alexis Alvino had 19 assists combined to set their team up for success over Valley Stream South. Mallory Kundert served six aces in a row to end the third set and push the game to 25-11.