A New Face for Dig for the Cure

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Story by: Emily White

Yesterday, Sept. 17, the Lady Titan volleyball team took on Lees Summit High School in the annual Dig for the Cure game. This year, however, the game was a little different.

Usually, Dig for the Cure raises money for the Susan G. Komen breast cancer research foundation, however this year the game supported all cancers.

“Honestly I thought it was super rad. I loved that we did all cancers because so many people at West and even on the team have been so affected by it. I thought it was awesome!” said junior Elle Sandbothe, a varsity player.

Senior Carlisa May, a varsity player as well, had a similar opinion. “It’s just great that we could recognize all cancers instead of just one. I think a lot of people enjoyed there being more than one type of cancer having awareness brought to it, and it was an amazing event,” said May.

Aside from the game supporting all cancers, the game was going to be played on the football field instead of the gym, however due to weather conditions, the game had to be moved inside. “We were really sad that we couldn’t play outside, but we were relieved that being inside would avoid more chances of injury due to the court being slippery,” said May.

Because of the changes to the game and the rivalry West and Lees Summit, it is no secret that the team was excited to play the game. “LS is definitely one of our biggest competitors so we were all pretty nervous but we were all super excited,” said Sandbothe.

Despite all the anticipation for the game, the Lady Titans were able to pull out a win, beating Lee’s Summit a with close 25-21 int he first two matches, as well as raise awareness for all kinds of cancer, a feat no other sport at West has yet to accomplish.

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