Volleyball Set to 'Dig Pink' this Weekend
Thursday, October 15, 2009
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The FGCU volleyball team looks to extend its four match winning streak this weekend when they entertain North Florida and Jacksonville this Friday and Saturday.

The Eagles have been dominant at home during the five plus years of the program, posting a 48-4 record in Alico Arena. FGCU has been equally dominant in Atlantic Sun Conference competition, going 41-5 against league foes since joining the conference in 2007.

The Blue and Green will face the Ospreys (8-12, 3-8 A-Sun) on Friday night at 7 p.m. Leading the UNF attack is junior middle blocker Kaley Read with 3.67 kills per set. Freshman outside hitter Paige Pridgeon is tallying 2.92 kills per set while recording a team-high 2.52 digs per set. Junior outside hitter Danielle Lerch is adding 2.88 kills per set and junior setter Jessica Catelano is notching 9.43 assists per set. Freshman libero Nicole Baran is averaging 2.46 digs per set.

After pushing its winning streak to 10 matches, the JU volleyball team (13-5, 9-2), led by setter Hannah Munneke and her 11.48 assists per set average, will visit Alico Arena on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. In the first meeting this season, the Dolphins won its second consecutive match over FGCU with a 3-2 decision on Sept. 25.

Live stats for both matches will be available on www.FGCUAthletics.com and both matches can be seen live on A-Sun.TV.

Promotions for the Weekend:

Fri. Oct. 16 - RHA Game - Chick-Fil-A is giving away 100 free sandwiches to the first 100 residents. There will be face painting, food, contests, and giveaways!

Sat. Oct. 17 - Dig Pink - All fans are encouraged to WEAR PINK!!!!.

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Dig Pink 101
Dig Pink is a Breast Cancer Awareness Rally being held all of October to raise awareness and funds. Every year the Side-Out Foundation wants to make a statement by holding hundreds, potentially thousands, of featured High School and College matches across the country to help educate and raise funds to eradicate this terrible disease. Proceeds will go towards doing something significant and identifiable in the fight against Breast Cancer. 

Side-Out Foundation
The Side-Out Foundation (Side-Out) was established in 2004 to raise money and awareness about Cancer through the recreational activity of volleyball. The foundation's name underscores the purpose of our organization – “side-out” in volleyball occurs when one team wins a point while its opponent is serving, thereby regaining serve or control of play. Likewise in the war against Cancer, Side-Out will support health care professionals and researchers help women and men with Cancer maintain / regain control of their own lives through improved awareness, education, detection, treatment, and cure, thereby enabling them to live life to the fullest.

CLICK HERE for the Side-Out Foundation Website 
CLICK HERE for the Side-Out Foundation Blog

Basic Information on Breast Cancer