Fighting for points while fighting a deadly disease

It was a great night of volleyball… two top-notch teams competing and a victory for a great cause as well.
  Desert Vista HS, ranked No. 2 by MaxPreps, and No. 9 Mountain
PointeHS renewed their rivalry on the court and, at the same time,
helped wage the attack on breast cancer.  Their Thursday match was
themed “Dig Pink in Tukee” and is part of the Dig Pink national program
to create awareness for breat cancer and raise funds for research.
Last season, the first time the event was held in Ahwatukee between
these teams, the evening raised $12,000 and this year the goal was
announced to be $15,000.  More than 1,000 teams participate across the
country in a program created by the Side-Out Foundation; Desert Vista
and Mountain Pointe beat them all last year in amount raised.
    Just for the record, Desert Vista won the match, 3-1, in games of 25-23, 25-17, 20-25, and 25-23.  Betsi Metter had 16 kills to lead Desert Vista, while teammate Kyle Hartman logged 10 of her own.  Kelsey Brown was on top of the serving game with 3 aces; Brooke Huneycutt had 8 blocks and Hartman had 5; and Renae Sneigowski recorded 31 digs and Metter was right behind her with 29.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and later, on Oct. 28, Corona
del Sol HS and Perry HS will designate their match as a Dig Pink
event.  More information is available at