Wednesday's rivalry Niagara-Orleans League volleyball match between Medina and Albion had more significance than that of a standard regular-season contest.
For one thing, Albion was hoping to extend its undefeated season in league play under the guidance of veteran coach Ann Capacci. But perhaps more importantly, the match served as the main attraction of a benefit for breast and ovarian cancer awareness, entitled "Dig Pink, Dig Teal."
Donations were accepted at the door, while wristbands and T-shirts were sold to further the fundraising effort. Medina players wore teal to represent ovarian cancer awareness, while Albion players wore pink for breast cancer awareness.
The event was certainly a success — and as for the volleyball, Albion was just fine. Chanyce Powell led the Lady Purple Eagles with 10 kills and four blocks, as Capacci's squad continued its march to the Niagara-Orleans League title with a straight-set victory over Medina, 3-0.
Kelsee Soule added six kills, six digs and a block for the Lady Purple Eagles, who improve to 10-0 in league play. Medina falls to 4-7.
"We just take it one game at a time," Capacci said. "That's all we do."
Medina was led by Emily Kams, who had eight assists, while Jenna Carpenter and Nicole Blount had five kills apiece.
Albion won the first set 25-15, the second set 25-13 and the third set 25-16. Sara Millspaugh also added three kills, eight digs and four aces for the Lady Purple Eagles.
Roy-Hart 3, Newfane 0
NEWFANE — Eliza Schwab led the Lady Rams with 12 service points, three aces and 14 setting assists, as Roy-Hart defeated Newfane in straight sets in a Niagara-Orleans League volleyball match on Wednesday evening.
Roy-Hart won a tight first set 27-25, before winning the second set 25-17 and third set 25-12. The Lady Rams move to 9-2 in league play, while Newfane falls to 5-5.