Roseville volleyball continues to ‘Think Pink’

Senior Dumford organizes latest event for breast cancer research
By: Robbie Enos
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Granite Bay High School’s unbeaten run through the Sierra Foothill League volleyball season continued with a 31-29, 25-23, 25-18 sweep of Roseville on Wednesday night.

But there was a much bigger purpose behind the match, as Roseville played host to its “Volley For The Cure.” Part of the “Think Pink” campaign, Tigers senior Marrisa Dumford organized the event to raise money for breast cancer.

“It seemed like a really good thing to do,” Dumford said. “It usually raises a lot of money. It’s for a really good cause. I’m really close with my neighbor, and his mom survived breast cancer. I just think it really helps out.”

This was the third “Think Pink” campaign put on by the Roseville volleyball team. The program raised $400 last year for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Dumford had two kills and an ace in the loss and helped the Tigers (21-15 overall, 3-3 SFL) make it a tough contest for powerhouse Granite Bay (31-5, 6-0).

The Grizzlies tied the first set at 25 on a kill by Taylor Nelson. There were five set points before Maddy Deters closed it with an ace. Deters totaled 20 kills in the match.

“She has been playing with Taylor (Nelson) for a long time,” Granite Bay head coach Jamie Ingram said. “She had a little more confidence hitting off of her some more. And she’s just a gamer. She’s been starting on varsity since she was a freshman, and she’s always been that girl who knows her role.”

The second set was another battle, as Roseville won four consecutive points to even the score at 23, but Granite Bay won the set on another kill by Deters.

Referring to what stood out most about her team’s performance, Ingram said, “Their willingness to fight, their desire to work hard and … to really come in and get it done.”Roseville volleyball continues to ‘Think Pink’