Goshen volleyball falls to Ariton in ‘pink’ game

Published 9:28 pm Monday, October 15, 2012

When Goshen volleyball head coach Amy Warrick informed Ariton that they would be the Eagles opponent in their ‘pink’ game, it wasn’t clear how they would react.

To Warricks’s pleasure, Ariton went above and beyond their duty as the visiting opponent. Ariton showed up with newly purchased pink uniforms to join in the community support for breast cancer awareness.

As has been well documented, the Goshen athletic program has been affected by the disease with the diagnosis of Dee Hughes, the Eagles volleyball and softball coach.

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“We have several people in the community battling breast cancer and we want to show what fighters we are,” said Warrick. “I was a chance to bring the community together and honor them today.”

Ariton ordered its uniform last week and picked them on the way to the match on Monday.

“It’s great to have that support from another school,” Warrick said. “That was a great thing they did.”

Ariton defeat Goshen in the volleyball match 25-14, 23-25, 27-25, 25-11.

Goshen will now prepare to host the Class 2A Area 6 tournament on Thursday.

The Eagles will play the winner of Luverne and Highland Home immediately after their 4 p.m. match.