It was a night for a great cause and a great match up as it was Dig Pink night against cancer for the annual match-up between the DC-G and ADM volleyball teams Thursday night in Grimes.
Fans, players, and coaches on both sides sported pink shirts in honor of Dig Pink night with a bake sale prior to the match to raise money for the local cancer charity. Unfortunately for the ADM Tigers, when the action headed onto the court, they fell short and found themselves swept in three sets.
The Tigers were taking on Class 4A’s fifth ranked DC-G squad who suffered just four losses heading into Thursday night’s game. The Tigers fell early in the opening set 5-2 and just couldn’t make up enough ground falling in the opening set 25-14. Set two witnessed the first lead the Tigers would take of the match with an early 2-1 advantage. That unfortunately quickly fell through as DC-G went on a 10-4 run in a blink of an eye and then turned that into a 25-16 defeat for the Tigers. Set three was a little more promising as the Tigers jumped out to their largest set lead of the match 3-1 to start set three. A DC-G kill brought the Fillies even with ADM 4-4 and from there, the Tigers could not grab another lead and would lose out in set three 25-15 for the match loss.
The Tigers were limited to just 20 kills on the night led by senior star Jordyn Crow who also put in two digs and two blocks. Morgan Meyer paced the way in assists for the evening with seven while also adding in seven digs of her own combined with two aces. The leader in digs for the night went to junior Abbie Hlas who collected 11, giving her 224 for the season so far.
The Tigers are now 9-13 on the year and 5-10 in non-conference play. ADM will continue their season in Pella on Saturday, October 6 tournament style in Pella.