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Mastodons Join the Fight Against Cancer in Annual Pink Out Game

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Photo credit: Ella Norgren

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Written by: Communicator StaffOctober 28, 2015

Written by Ella Norgren

The IPFW Women’s Volleyball team fell short in a close game Oct. 24 against rivals IUPUI. The evening’s game was also the annual Pink Out Game to honor breast cancer survivors and raise awareness.

The team sold ribbons as a fundraiser prior to the game. On the game night a silent auction took place.

In the pause between the second and third set breast cancer survivors were asked to stand and were honored by the crowd.

“Helping raise money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer is important to our team because we have had many teammates with family members that have been affected by this disease … or by cancer in general,” head coach Steve Florio said. “As a female athletic team, this is a cause we can all get behind.”

Battling in pink jerseys, the Mastodons took the first set 25-21, after being tied 18-18. The second set, 22-24, went to the IUPUI Jaguars after an early lead.

They had a rocky third set, exchanging leads six times and tied at 12 occasions, according to a press release.

The Mastodons managed to take the lead 2-1 in sets with a score of 28-26 in the third. The Jaguars fought back and took the remaining two sets to claim the match 3-2.

The team will host Oral Roberts at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 for Law Enforcement Appreciation night. The Mastodons are now 3-6 in Summit League play.