St. Peter, Minn. – The Gustavus Adolphus volleyball team is set to take on Northwestern College on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. on Gus Young Court. The contest will serve as Gustavus’ annual Dig Pink match to help raise awareness of breast cancer. Gustavus is one of thousands of teams from around the country that participate in this event every October. Middle school, high school and college teams will promote breast health education in the community as well as raise funds to further research.
Both Gustavus and Northwestern players, along with coaches and fans will wear pink clothing in honor of breast cancer victims, patients, and survivors. Spectators are also encouraged to participate through a donation to the Side-Out Foundation, the organization responsible for organizing Dig Pink events across the nation. Donations will be accepted at the table near the entrance. All proceeds benefit Side-Out, which in turn awards grants to medical research organizations and entities dedicated to providing compassionate support to breast cancer patients and their families.
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The Gustavus volleyball team enters Tuesday’s contest with an overall record of 8-15. The Gusties are looking to build on a 3-2 victory over Hamline in their last outing on Oct. 10 in St. Paul. Gustavus edged the Pipers 15-13 in the fifth set to snap a seven match losing-streak.
Northwestern is coming off a busy weekend over which it went 2-0 with a 3-1 victory over Martin Luther on Friday in New Ulm and a 3-0 sweep of Bethany Lutheran on Saturday in St. Paul. The Eagles are currently on a three match win-streak and enter Tuesday’s contest with an overall record of 17-8 overall.
Gustavus freshman hitter Lauren Schlobohm recorded a season-high 20 kills on Wednesday against Hamline, becoming the first Gustie to reach 20 kills in a match this season…Wednesday’s win over Hamline was Gustavus’ first of the season when losing the first set. The Gusties are now 1-14 when losing set one and 7-1 when winning the opening set…Rookie Becca Woodstra has five double-doubles on the season after picking up another against the Pipers. She leads the team with 233 kills and ranks second on the team with 184 digs…Gustavus is 6-6 in non-conference play.