Lady Indians help bump out cancer


Victoria Gardenhire (11) prepares for the ball that was about to be served. The end of the first set had a score of 26-24.

Annabella Piunti, Author

On Tuesday, Oct. 14, the Lady Indians fought against the Valparaiso Vikings at Lake Central. Although they lost, the ladies strove to win until the end and finished with scores of 26-24, 20-25, 25-21 and 8-25

“Most of us had the will to win. We really wanted it.  Even though some of us didn’t play to our best ability, most of us tried,” Julia Kruzan (11) said.

Although the Vikings were victorious against the Lady Indians, the girls were able to suppress their emotions enough and were still proud of their team’s performance.

“We were pretty disappointed because in the first three sets we played really well. We just gave up in the last set, and that’s disappointing to see because we all really wanted to win. I think as a team we were frustrated, and when we were down, we were really down. It was frustrating,” Rachel Gross (11) said.

The theme for this game was Bump out Cancer. Around Lake Central’s gym, there were tables where you could donate money to cancer research. The varsity volleyball team wore purple to support the cause.

“I thought it was really cool. It was a good way to get the community involved in the volleyball games because I think a lot of the people there have never seen a volleyball game before. A lot of teachers were there, and I think it was a good way to raise awareness about cancer and volleyball,” Gross said.